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      Craftsman  1/4 hp 120-volt 2.6 amp Portable Oscillating Spindle Sander (21500)

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      Specifications & Dimensions

      Dimensions:
      Height (in.): Table: 14.5
      Table Dimensions (LxW): 18 in. (diameter)
      Product Overview:
      General Warranty: 1 year
      Item Weight (lbs.): 57.5 lbs.
      Package Contents: Dust Collection
      Style: Bench
      Voltage (V): 120
      Motor-Engine:
      Amps: 2.6
      General Features:
      Sander Type: Oscillating
      Table Material: Cast iron

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      1/4-HP 120-Volt 2.6-Amp Portable Oscillating Spindle Sander Sands With Exceptional Speed, Power And Force

      The Craftsman 1/4-HP 120-volt 2.6-amp portable oscillating spindle sander features an extra-large, cast iron aluminum table that ensures stability even when working with large, heavy pieces of material. Whether you are sanding small components for a home construction project or you're sanding an extensive set of large pieces for a customer job at work, this Craftsman sander is a great option. You get the accurate angle sanding that you need for every job with simple, hassle free dust collection. With a quick clean up process, you can take the time and get the job done right.

      The 1/4-HP 120-volt 2.6-amp portable oscillating spindle sander boasts a powerful direct drive induction motor. It features a thumb knob for seamless spindle changes, rubber foot pads to decrease vibration and a locking paddle switch to prevent unauthorized use. With an exhaust port underneath the table, you have the option to connect a wet / dry vac hose as needed.

      • Get the powerful sander that you've always dreamed of owning for your workshop with the Craftsman 1/4-HP 120-volt 2.6-amp portable oscillating spindle sander
      • Locking rocker and oscillating sander
      • Abrasive sleeves included: 1/2 in., 3/4 in., 1 in., 1-1/2 in., 2 in., and 3 in. in diameter
      • Abrasive drums included: 3/4 in., 1 in., 1-1/2 in., 2 in., and 3 in. in diameter
      • Features a thumb knob, rubber ft. pads, locking paddle, and exhaust port
      • Convenient on board storage for sleeves, drums, and inserts
      • Table is 14-1/2 in. high and 18 in. in diameter
      • Weighs 57-1/2 lbs.
      • Includes a limited 1-year warranty
      • Some assembly required
      • Manual available online

      Added on July 26, 2010

       

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      16 Reviewers (84.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      housedad
      Aug 15 , 2008
      Works real well
      I purchased this at a local Sears store at full price since I needed it now. My Mothers house s a 240+ year old 3 story Federal, and is being restored by work crews right now. It has LARGE (2 ft X 3 ft) corbels all around the eaves with scrollwork made out of lavers of 1 3/8" oak. 5 of them needed to be replaced, and I only had 3 days to make them. There were several hours of sanding inside the scrolls after bandsaw and scrollsawing them out. The machine did a beautiful job. The table is Great. Large, and made of cast iron. I was impressed just with that for the price. The table being round was a plus, in that the large scrollwork pieces could be maneuvered around without catching on the corners of a square table or the slots in a cast aluminum table. There was never a question of enough power for this job. The motor was smooth and realatively quiet, and made rather peasant noise for a electric bench tool. No screaming squealer here. The machine did not have any vibration. Again very smooth. Changing the drums was easy. One finger nut on the top with a left haded thread. Neve a need for any tools to change. The drums are standard black rubber or neoprene. Dust collection was superb. Nearly everything went into the slotted inserts to be sucked up by the vaccuum. There is an impeller under the spindle that sweeps the dust to the vacuum port. This area is sealed away from the motor, so there should never be a problem with dust gumming up the electricals. The unit is designed to use a vacuum. If you don't use one, then the dust will accumulate in the impeller and cause problems and extra cleaning. The base is rather large, but that is needed to support the heavy cast iron table. This unit will not move around on you!!! At 80Lbs, it is definately a bench tool. All inserts, drums, and tools needed are easy to get, and have holder positions that make it easy to put things back in the right place between change ups. There are others on the market for the same price from Ridgid. I compared them, and the Ridgid features and specs sounded great, but it had a square table, a (IMHO) inferior dust system, and the table was cast aluminum. The ridgid also provides a mini belt sander, but that is better done with a stand alone machine. I heard one working in the store, and it was pretty loud. The Craftsman Oscillating Spindle Sander is a great tool and it does its job very well.
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      Anonymous
      Apr 3 , 2009
      Spindle Sander
      I'm not sure what the previous reviewer had in mind. The unit I received weighed in at 52 pounds. Within 10 seconds after turning it on, it made a grinding and chattering sound. I called the phone number on the sheet that came with the unit and was told I needed to lubricate some gears and bushings. Which I was willing to do, I need this tool. Lubrication didn't work, I decided to remove the plastic cover. With the unit upside down on my bench, I turned it on and found the problem, ( item # 14 on the parts list)after drowning the bearing with oil, the noise went away...for awhile. The folks at the service center were helpful, but this is suppose to be a new unit...very disappointing The awful noise aside, it seems to work well, with excellant dust collection
       

      RedDawgOne

      Dickinson, TX

      Feb 11 , 2015
      via sears.com
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      Very Disappointed

      I've used mine maybe 10 times in the last few months. While working recently the motor seemed to freeze up with a humming noise. I verified that there were no jams, etc. I started doing some research and everything pointed to it needing a new capacitor. Guess what, it's no longer available and I'm not sure how to find a replacement. I need this tool but it's out of warranty and Sear's repair shop does not know how long it may take to repair this or what the cost will be. Very Disappointed. Any thoughts from anyone?


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      SandhillWoodworker

      Mullen, NE

      Dec 9 , 2014
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      Craftsman portable Oscillating spindle sander.

      This sander is just what I was looking for. Love the way it is built and will be sturdy when I use it. Craftsman makes excellent products and I have a lot of their tools. Would recommend this if you need a great product.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JeffFromPA

      Aston, PA

      Oct 16 , 2014
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      Very pleased so far

      Set-up took about 5 minutes. Well organized and very quiet.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Woodsan

      Vacaville, CA

      Oct 14 , 2014
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      Excellent Value

      Perfect for the home wood working craftsman.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      j88220

      Carlsbad, NM

      Aug 20 , 2014
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      great sander

      Great sander for curved pieces. very sturdy and stays put while in use. Plenty of power for decorative trim work and 1" oak. Definitely recommend buying when its on sale...

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      randy_s

      Altoona, KS

      Feb 9 , 2014
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      it has a nice size work surface, good storage and size of accessrarys

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      fixNmowers

      Odessa, TX

      Feb 7 , 2014
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      Awesome shape sanding

      Not had this a real long time, but the projects that I have used it on makes me wonder how I got along without it before. Very easy to switch out sanding sleeves and like the large cast work surface. I like the slots that hold all of the inserts and the sanding sleeves

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      ednenid

      Enid, OK

      Mar 23 , 2013
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      Great machine

      I'd been using a 3/8 drill with sanding 1 1/2 inch mandrel. Then I used benchtop drill press with 2 inch long spindles. When I saw this in the store, only one they had, I grabbed it. It is a great little machine. You do need a tool stand for it & be sure to hook up your shop vac to the dust port. I've run it 3 hours today with no problems whatsoever.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      DHJ

      Warren, RI

      Nov 5 , 2012
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      Good value for the money

      All of the hardware is attached to the heavy duty top plate which is constructed our of cast metal. The rotation and oscillation is smooth. The base is plastic and hollow which does make it a little noisy. A little spray foam around the inside of the base helped improve the noise issue. For the money, this oscillating drum sander is a good value for the home work shop.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Hanson, MA

      Apr 9 , 2012
      via sears.com
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      Quiet and Smooth

      I just picked up the Craftsman Oscillating spindle sander about a month ago. I had read all of the reviews on Sears.com and decided that it would suit my needs. I set it up once I got home and gave it a try on some 3/4 inch thick clear pine and it quickly and quietly provided a smooth, snag free finish! The motor did not bog down at all and it made short work of the piece. As shown in the picture it comes with five drums, inserts and sleeves. A great deal at the normally advertised price, but even better when the one I picked up was marked down to $188.00. As always my Sears associate (Chuck) was very knowledgeable and helpful and made it a smooth transaction. Thanks Sears/Craftsman for another fine product.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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