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    Hello All,
    I did a search on this subject but nothing came up. Any way I need a detail sander, I never had one before. I went looking at Lowe's today and found that they are all pretty much the same price. So is there one better than the others for what us scroller's need. thanks for your input. Karl

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    I have 2 quarter sheet palm sanders I like my dewalt better than my craftsman. It has a soft start and the clamps to hold down the paper is easier to use.
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    • #3
      Karl, I bought one of these from HF. It came only with the plunge blade. When I need it as a sander I wrap the end of the blade with strips cut from self adhesive sanding disks.
      Works like a champ

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
        I have 2 quarter sheet palm sanders I like my dewalt better than my craftsman. It has a soft start and the clamps to hold down the paper is easier to use.
        I've got the craftsman and got sick of fighting with the clamps.. I use 5 or 6" self adhesive sanding disks on it. Lot's easier.
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        • #5
          I was wanting to get into really small tight corners and such. I have a orbital sander already. It just ain't small enough.
          Last edited by kardar2; 11-20-2011, 09:51 PM.

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          • #6
            My Metabo detail sander has been good and reliable and, as you say, gets into tight corners.

            Rhys

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            • #7
              I use a Black and Decker mouse.

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              • #8
                I bought the Fein Multimaster years ago when they the only game in town. If I were buying it now I would probably go with the Portercable Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more
                It has a tool less release which my Fein does not. It has become my go to tool for many houshold projects.
                Rolf
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                • #9
                  Got the Dremel version from Lowes. 99$ - but I had a $10 dollar coupon.

                  Shop Dremel 2.3-Amp MultiMax Tool Kit at Lowes.com
                  The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

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                  • #10
                    Like Rolf, I bought a Fein, but mine is only a year old. It has a tool less release lever and unlike the Dremel, it is pricy. But it is very well made and much more solid then any other multi tool on the market. Like Rolf, I use mine all the time and it does a very nice job on whatever task I may need done. I replaced a piece of flooring, right in the middle of the floor and after living with the defect for about 20 years, my wife can not tell which maple board I replaced. It did cut straight and neat.

                    As for the detail sander, besides the triangular attachment, it has a neat holder that you can put one of five profiled attachments (concave, convex, thin slice, flat... It's quite a solid tool and I'm sure one of my 4 sons will inherit it for their many, many years. I always look at tools as an investment and I've done jobs I never dreamed of doing with my Fein... like replacing an "S" curved molding under my last step and sanding it down smooth.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by loftyhermes View Post
                      I use a Black and Decker mouse.
                      It's the Mouse that I use also in those tight spots .........
                      Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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                      • #12
                        ....I also use a B & D mouse.an old type... has hook and loop fastening..the pointed end gets into almost any small corner and as the pad has a gradual widening its also good for larger project areas . My mouse is about 6-8 years old and very small and light weight. the osscilations are NOT radical which allows for tight corner sanding without slapping the sides of the project......have not seen that model in stores recently....seems like they replaced it with a heavier and more bulky model which is NOT ( in my estimation) as nicely designed as the 1st production models. can't find the model # on the sander.....sorry

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                        • #13
                          Don't know what size sander you are looking for but this may fit the bill.......
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                          • #14
                            The Black & Decker mouse sander is at a price of $18.99 with a rebate of $9.00 making it $9.99 at Menards right now. This is as inexpensive as I have seen them. My previous mouse sander lasted nine years and had been dropped on the concrete floor several times. It finally quit. Dan

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                            • #15
                              I found this.... Has any one used it ? looks just like what I am looking forSears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more

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