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03-30-2006, 05:20 PM
Today I got a used hutchins 16 inch longboard reciprocating airsander. I also have a hutchins 16 inch longboard orbital airsander. Here is my question. when I ust the orbital sander it just sands like crazy, I mean it just buzzes thru whatever I am sanding. works great. now this reciprocating sander, I just tried it and it does sand, but it just doesn't seem to have the buzz power of the orbital. it does rattle back and forth, but compared to the orbital it seems to have half the work output. I just wonder if there may be something wrong with it. anyone familar with these sanders?
That's the way the board sander is supposed to cut. It has a short throw that makes it a good tool for leveling filler slowly, it's not a tool for fast production. Some of the benefits of this model are it's low noise output and it low air consumption. Other brands are a lot louder, use more air and vibrate a lot more however they also cut faster.
If you want to level the filler quickly I'd recommend the National Detroit ND-900. This one really cuts filler quickly and accurately.
03-31-2006, 03:34 AM
Thanks for the answer Len. I was going to take it apart to see what makes it tick. My hutchins da was a little slow and it turned out the output filter was plugged. took it off and wow, what a difference. I thought perhaps something was plugged with the board sander too but I guess it is supposed to be that way. Thanks again.
04-07-2006, 02:53 PM
I have used the Hussler inline sander for years. it was loosing power and speed after time so I took it apart to find under the sanding shoe it was gummed up I went a little further to find on the internals some parts were broken.. the rebuild kits are not to much money and very doable. you might take a look inside.
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