Earlier this month, I sat down for Shop Talk with Andrew Detloff of Ravinheart Renditions. Our topic of discussion was Blended Woodworking which is about using a combination of hand and power tools. (Audio with images. Duration: 28:22.)
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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