Overflow, Part VI

This time, I am giving away one Makita BO3700 Finishing Sander which has seen a minimal amount of use.  It uses 1/3 of a standard 9×11″ sandpaper sheet which is held in place by a spring-loaded clamp at each end of the pad.

The soft pad has eight holes for dust extraction.  The steel plate is used to punch matching holes in the paper.

Dust collection with the bag is not great, but some dust does make it into the bag.  The dust port is round, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to adapt a vacuum to it.

The sander runs on 120 volts, draws 1.3 amps, orbits 10,000 times per minute and is turned on and off with the trigger under the handle (there is a lock-on button as well).  The tool weighs 3.1 pounds and the cord is listed at 6.6 feet.

If you would like this sander, please leave a comment below indicating your interest before February 21, 2012.  I will then draw a winner at random.  Even if you don’t get this sander, remember that this is only some of the MANY things I want to give away.

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15 thoughts on “Overflow, Part VI

  1. Hi Chris,
    I would love to have this sander, I have a belt sander but no finish sander!
    I too give away my overflow of tools. I just finished a tool tote with my 8 year old grandson Tomas, Tomas loves to help me in my workshop building things together and so we made him a set of his own tools from my extras. Last year a girl on Freecycle.org was asking for tools to repair her bike. My wife and I were only too happy to help her with a small metal tool box and some tools to help her fix and maintain her bike. It is a great feeling to be able to help people.
    Good luck to all who comment,

    1. Hi Ted,

      It’s great to hear that you are able to work in the shop with your grandson, Tomas. Are woodworking programs available in schools in his area?

      It sure is nice to help other people when you can. I don’t feel that I do enough but am working on that.


  2. Hey Chris,
    Another sweet tool giveaway! That sander is something I’ve been putting off buying for awhile, so count me in on the sweepstakes!

    Good luck all.

  3. I’m currently between jobs, which amoung other things, allows me to spend much more time in the shop. I’ve learned that my current sander is much to aggressive for what I am building. A finish ROS is just what the doctor ordered. Please throw my name in the Overflow hat.

  4. And the winner is… Stan Stahl! Congratulations Stan. Please check your e-mail.

    Thanks for reading and participating in my Overflow program. More to come shortly…


    1. Thank you, Chris. Your sander will have a great home in my shop, and I promise to exercise it on a regular basis!


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