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Old 28-07-2021, 01:16 PM   #11
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Cheap DA polisher 50-90 quid

Cheap DA sander 20-60 quid

I paid around 40 quid for my bosh DA sander and around £60 for my Da polisher then around £100 on Pads
In my experience you get what you pay for. The prices you quote are only intended for light work.

I bought a £50 Bosch detail sander for doing my 5 light bay window. After about the third window it started making a loud rattling noise. On further examination the pad mount which takes the orbital drive from the motor had worn out. Cost £23 to replace.

My motto is; buy a good one and buy it once.

I'll take a look at the Festool and Rupes.

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In my experience you get what you pay for. The prices you quote are only intended for light work.

I bought a £50 Bosch detail sander for doing my 5 light bay window. After about the third window it started making a loud rattling noise. On further examination the pad mount which takes the orbital drive from the motor had worn out. Cost £23 to replace.

My motto is; buy a good one and buy it once.

I'll take a look at the Festool and Rupes.

Richard
yeah but he's got £300 to spend, a Das 8 is just over £100, leaving £200 for a dedicated sander?
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In my experience you get what you pay for. The prices you quote are only intended for light work.

I bought a £50 Bosch detail sander for doing my 5 light bay window. After about the third window it started making a loud rattling noise. On further examination the pad mount which takes the orbital drive from the motor had worn out. Cost £23 to replace.

My motto is; buy a good one and buy it once.

I'll take a look at the Festool and Rupes.

Richard

Yes indeed light work, I have 2 cars and use the polisher twice a year maybe 3 or 4 times its around 5 years old and still works perfectly.

My bosch sander has been fine but again light use however it's definitely done more than 5 bay windows.

If your intending anything more than light use obviously my solution won't fit your need.
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