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    Hi fellow tapersI'm new to here so be gentle with me
    After 25 yrs using the stick sander i'm looking for a good value for money electric sander and wondered if you guys could point me in the right direction!!Flex seem to be faves but do I get a 500 or 700?
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    The site i am on just now has gone through 3 flex sanders in as many months, the first a wst 700 lasted for 6 plots,mthat has been followed by 2 wse 500's. The first one had a faulty switch and the second had a problem with the sanding head coming loose. Flex may be the the most popular but there not bullet proof by any means

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    I've had flex sanders for years and never had any real trouble with them, only replacing drive shaft and brushes just general running repairs. If you are buying it to use yourself your going to take better care of it , but it's when other guys use them and don't take care of them , they tend to be too harsh and rush them too much and don't let the machine do the job. Never share your tools with idiots!!!!!!!

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    Just bought a QTech from belmore!
    Better than any flex i have had! And cheaper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    The site i am on just now has gone through 3 flex sanders in as many months, the first a wst 700 lasted for 6 plots,mthat has been followed by 2 wse 500's. The first one had a faulty switch and the second had a problem with the sanding head coming loose. Flex may be the the most popular but there not bullet proof by any means
    Cheers I appreciate your input,I had a word with half a dozen tapers on facebook and they say try Flex but i'm going to hire one for a couple of months so I get to use it a little before using one i've bought and poentially damaged through lack of experience!!

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    I have a Qtech sander and it's great. Between another 2 tapers we hire the flex 500 and it's good too. We have a lad that sands for us and he prefers the QTech over the flex
    Welcome to the forum by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I have a Qtech sander and it's great. Between another 2 tapers we hire the flex 500 and it's good too. We have a lad that sands for us and he prefers the QTech over the flex
    Welcome to the forum by the way
    Yea the head on them is not so stiff as on my flex sanders!!!!

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