questionschallenge: belt sander

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one question before I go off on my quest. How long do you anticipate owning this belt sander? I ask because in my lesson last week with my co workers who all do contracting on the side. Cheap ones don't last long.

oh wait two questions. How big do you want this? apparently they come in sizes. http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=552882

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@hobbit: Sears deals are currently broken, so I had to post a straight link. :(

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@thefenst: okay sorry feel free to edit out my hand slap.

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@hobbit: Hopefully many many years, I know cheap tools suck, but didn't want dewalts and makitas as a result. So, decent brand.

Table sized.

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@duckcake: well I hope the ones I picked weren't too big. :)

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@duckcake: there are a lot of belt sanders out there.

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Cheap and use for a long time do not go together with power tools. As an woodworker I can testifiy to that. Buy a good brand, new not refurb and you should have it for years. OR buy cheap, buy often.

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@rocker1969: Thank you, I realize that, I was reminded of it in carpenter school too. But I'm no millionaire, so cheap and last me through the next winter is just perfect for me right now. :)
I purchased thefenst's find just a few minutes ago, so don't need any new searches done. Thank you all again.

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@duckcake: I understand. I have a limited income also. I have to budget for new tools but I have learned that when I do buy cheap I will have a limited life span with them. Glad you found what you wanted.