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Mouse sander recomendations?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by StephenStephen, 31 Jan 2019.

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    I've had a couple which have died due, I think, to dodgy switches, now wary of buying another.
    Any recommendations for an occasional-use mouse sander which has lasted well?
     
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    Can’t think of any use for one , never bought one , too feeble .
     
  3. Presume you mean a delta sander? I think mouse in a B&D term.

    My advice would to be a good multi-tool and delta sanding pads. I use my Bosch GOP for the occasional bit of sanding and it's nice to have that cordless option but in reality the mouse Sanders are a bit pants.
     
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    I am using porter & cable from 6 months. its cordless and handy.
     
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    Blue Bosch delta sander very good, 18 v makita cordless multi tool excellent

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    To the OP: If you've killed two of them then you are probably using the wrong tool. The price point for the mouse sander tells me that it is made down to a price rather than up to a standard. I've got to agree with Sammy that the trade-rated stuff is far and away better than DIY tools, but at a price

    TBH if you can do without the pointy end and do a bit of hand sanding into corners Makita do a corking little 1/4 sheet sander, the BO4555. At not much more than two and a half times the price of a Mouse it will last a lot longer (I have one, it's 12 or 13 years old, not sure, it's always in the tool box) - and it uses cheap off the roll sandpaper to boot. If you absolutely can't live without the pointy end then you'll maybe need to look at something like a Metabo DSE300 or a Bosch blue GOP 28-27 - either of which will run you roughly £100 and require much more expensive hook and loop papers. The big plus of a multi-tool like the GOP, though, is that it can also cut stuff, so sometimes handy for all sorts of oddball repair tasks

    Porter-Cable products are not available here in the UK (or AFAIK anywhere in the EU for that matter). In any case since Black & Decker bought P-C quality seems to have been driven down in much the same way that Bosch did the same to the Skil brand. Nearest you can get to some P-C tools here is to look at the deWalt range
     
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    Oops. I see
     
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    Thanks - I'd forgotten I could use my multi-tool for sanding!
     
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    Thank you - Yes, belt sander, makita palm grip and multi tool for corners - sorted!
     
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    You have had two die, and after only occasional use? What makes?
     
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    Both very 'diy' - one was from Lidl, which to be fair, lasted a while, the next was a Ryobi which started failing quite soon - if I hadn't lost the receipt I'd have taken it back.
     
  12. Depending on brand you can also get dust attachments for delta pads. Can be a bit awkward with the hose attached but certainly better than breathing it in.
     

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