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    I had a search and found a few threads on sanders (festool, vario etc.) but they seem expensive. I'm looking for cheaper sanders that still provide a decent standard - build quality, feel, weight etc. I've always used an idiot stick when sanding so looking to give my arms and lungs a rest!
    I'll start off with this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ELECTRIC-DRYWA...#ht_2715wt_951

    Any thoughts??

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    And with a 2 yr guarantee for less than 60 quid! Buy one, what have you got to lose? You can write a review for us then. Even if it is a piece of crap, it's only 60

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    It seems too good to be true!! Only problem seems to be power supply, is that a usa plug? Would need to try to get it changed to 110v

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    Careful its a 240volt not much use on site . But at 60 its worth that just for the hoses.
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    I ordered it this morning, hard not to at that price. Will write a review on it when i try it out.

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    ive been offered these in bulk for 20 !

    Generally garbage electrics and bad alu welding on the head parts, but as you say 60 if it lasts couple of jobs could pay for itself
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    Quote Originally Posted by AyrshireTaper View Post
    I had a search and found a few threads on sanders (festool, vario etc.) but they seem expensive. I'm looking for cheaper sanders that still provide a decent standard - build quality, feel, weight etc. I've always used an idiot stick when sanding so looking to give my arms and lungs a rest!
    I'll start off with this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ELECTRIC-DRYWA...#ht_2715wt_951

    Any thoughts??
    Tell u soon chief just bought 1! 65 sh*t i have drunk more than that the day!!!!

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    O man just bought 2!! Beer is BAD for ur bank balance............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

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    Beermosnter - you should get at least an hours sanding from 2 of them - sweet ! lol
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    Got 2 years warranty cant go far wrong chief!! Do u know which hoover works with it????

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    ive been offered these in bulk for 20 !
    Generally garbage electrics and bad alu welding on the head parts, but as you say 60 if it lasts couple of jobs could pay

    how can it be worth making these sanders and selling them for 20??or are we paying to much for the flex

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    Think we must b paying over the odds for the flex!! I have 2 of them 2! I will keep u posted how this thing works(GOOD OR BAD)

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    Must admit beermonster think your going to get what you paid for,hope its better than the fox sander---that lasted 1 house!!!

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    U could b right chief! But FK it its only 120 for the 2 of them and 2 year warranty!! Cant b that bad (HA HA) I will let u know i have a house for sanding about thursday!!

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    Wonder if some of the parts will retro fit on to my Porter Cable?! at that selling price it would be worth it just for spare parts!!
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    I have been lookin at the thing(NOT GOT IT YET) But buy the pics maybe have a chance of something fitting!!After the motor goes put it back!!
    2 years warranty cant go far wrong at 60

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    Sander arrived today, looks spot on, decent weight. Plugged into mains in garage worked fine when giving walls a scuff. Took plug off and tried to put on a site 110v plug but cant get it working thro my generator. Any ideas??

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    You can use the head brush skirt, hoses and handle from this on a flex.
    They are piss poor quality and we had one for emergency use when our flex broke down.
    It weighs a tonne and the design on the head is as stiff as **** and digs right into the walls. To be fair it did us a turn on a few houses, before the switch packed up and started sparking like mad. Its now in the lock-up.
    We got it for free from someone so I couldn't comment if its worth 60. Just make sure you have rubber soles and gloves on when you use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyrshireTaper View Post
    I had a search and found a few threads on sanders (festool, vario etc.) but they seem expensive. I'm looking for cheaper sanders that still provide a decent standard - build quality, feel, weight etc. I've always used an idiot stick when sanding so looking to give my arms and lungs a rest!
    I'll start off with this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ELECTRIC-DRYWA...#ht_2715wt_951

    Any thoughts??

    sure will do bud and if you want an extreamly powerful 1400W wet and dry hoover/dust extractor you can get a fox one on ebay for 112 its extreamly lightweight and the power of it is unreal! comes with all the accessorys including what looks like a 110v plug on the top to plug the tool ur using into it instead of into an extension but its a 240v uk plug ive had one for a while now and its superb! value for money never had problems wouldnt see the point in paying crazy money for makita etc
    hoover.jpghttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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    i bought one cause i thought ah its dirt cheap but at the time was doing a big house and tbh couldnt be botherd pole sanding so i got one and its done me nearly 4 months? a fair few houses so i guess ive got my money out of it? but since profit has been made ive bought my self a nice shiney flex with round and triangular head far better quality still using my good old fox hoover !Bvbfmn!CGk~$(KGrHqEOKiEEwPT,28YyBMEj,d20Mw~~_12.jpg got one of them ex display think the retails about 900 i paid 550 after a little barganing aha keeping the 60 ebay "made in china as usuall" one incase of emergancys :P

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