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    Default AirCat electric DA

    https://aircat.com/aircat/sanders/6-...ic-palm-sander

    Has anyone used one of these? I am looking for another DA and am intrigued about a non air one. I would not have to run my compressor
    just to run the DA.
    ??

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5NHGNZ61&psc=1
    Looks to be in a decent price range.

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    Default Interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by studebaker View Post
    https://aircat.com/aircat/sanders/6-...ic-palm-sander

    Has anyone used one of these? I am looking for another DA and am intrigued about a non air one. I would not have to run my compressor
    just to run the DA.
    ??

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5NHGNZ61&psc=1
    Looks to be in a decent price range.
    Go for it! Looks like a nice unit with good claims. I looked for what the throw is of the pad (3/32, 3/16 or 3/8) but did not see that listed.

    Depending on your need and use of it, could be a good thing. If you already have your compressor and a good DA then $300 is a lot of money accept for those without a compressor. Keep us posted.

    Henry

    PS: Often with a new product, AMAZON has been known to give you one to get the ball rolling based on your positive feedback. Anyone know how this works with AMAZON or what you might have to do to induce such an offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by studebaker View Post
    https://aircat.com/aircat/sanders/6-...ic-palm-sander

    Has anyone used one of these? I am looking for another DA and am intrigued about a non air one. I would not have to run my compressor
    just to run the DA.
    ??

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5NHGNZ61&psc=1
    Looks to be in a decent price range.
    I'm not familiar with Aircat, we sell AirVantage sanders and their "2nd Generation electric sander goes for $390.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    Go for it! Looks like a nice unit with good claims. I looked for what the throw is of the pad (3/32, 3/16 or 3/8) but did not see that listed.

    Depending on your need and use of it, could be a good thing. If you already have your compressor and a good DA then $300 is a lot of money accept for those without a compressor. Keep us posted.

    Henry

    PS: Often with a new product, AMAZON has been known to give you one to get the ball rolling based on your positive feedback. Anyone know how this works with AMAZON or what you might have to do to induce such an offer?
    It is listed as a 3/16" throw. I have several AirCat air tools and they have been very good, no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studebaker View Post
    It is listed as a 3/16" throw. I have several AirCat air tools and they have been very good, no problems.
    Ok I just got a really good deal from the AirVantage warehouse, They told me that I can sell the new Series 2 Electric Sanders (pictured above) for $290 plus shipping. If you're interested give me a call and I'll have it shipped directly from the warehouse to you. Call 609-859-3670

    You can order this sander for a central vacuum setup or not and with 3", 5" or 6" pad (stick-on or hook-it) and with 3/32", 3/16" or 3/8" throw.

    They tell me that this is my introductory price so it may change as time passes.
    The older models with the box that the sander plugs into (like the AirCat) sell for $200 plus shipping.

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    Default Unaware...

    Quote Originally Posted by Len View Post
    I'm not familiar with Aircat, we sell AirVantage sanders and their "2nd Generation electric sander goes for $390.

    Either I was sleeping or you never listed it before but glad this came up. I can think of many people who would use this away from where their compressor might be. Nice to have a 'professional' quality tool for on the go. Thanks.

    Henry

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    I've been using one of these for over 10 years for polishing and sanding, works great at only $120

    https://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-...28318705&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tincup View Post
    I've been using one of these for over 10 years for polishing and sanding, works great at only $120

    https://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-...28318705&psc=1
    The problem with an "orbital" for polishing is that it take so long to remove sanding scratches. It's great for removing swirls after using a "rotary" to do the initial compounding/buffing but using an orbital to cut and buff is a long haul.

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    if i'm not mistaken, the porter cable unit is essentially a da sander too. (but long throw) i have a similar unit i use for polishing after the rotary like len mentions. i really love how well it works, but i'm thinking about getting a forced rotation unit thinking i can just use one machine instead of the two i use now.

    but those electric da sanders are new to me too, i wish i'd known about them before, i'd have one in my tool box right now for sure instead of the two other electrics i have. i have air powered ones too, but sometimes it's convenient to have electric as you can use it anywhere there's a plugin. i think i'd prefer the one with the speed control box as it seems to have a smaller handle. (as long as the cord length is sufficient anyway) i also like how you can get the short throw, seems really versatile.

    i can't believe we've never discussed these before. (or maybe i just missed it if we did)
    b marler

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    len,
    do you have a link for the older airvantage with the plug in box? i can't seem to find it in the store.
    b marler

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmarler View Post
    len,
    do you have a link for the older airvantage with the plug in box? i can't seem to find it in the store.
    I started to put them in the store but had a problem with loading the image so I stopped. Below is a picture of the unit with a link to the store. If you have any questions let me know.

    What I didn't realize, because I've never used one, is that you can purchase one box and several sanders and just use the one box for all of them.


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