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Craftsman  6 In. Sander/Polisher

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Reg Price: $79.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 6
Product Overview:
Arbor Size: 7/10 in.
Color/Finish: black, red, white
Disc Spindle Size: 1/2 in. - 20 threads per inch
Housing Material: plastic
Max. Disc Diameter: 6 in.
Package Contents: 115033 Sander/Polisher, Rubber Backing Pad, Polishing Bonnet, Auxiliary Handle. Spanner Nut, Spindle Lock Pin, Spanner Wrench
Pad Diameter: 6 in.
Speed Capability: Single
Type: Polishers
Voltage (V): 0
Power:
Amps: 4.5
Handles:
Aux. Handle Type: Side assist, Left/Right Position
Number of Handles: 1
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 8
Cord Management: Cord clip
Warranty:
General Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
Case:
Case Included: No
Speed Ratings:
RPM: 1650
Certifications:
CSA Listed: Yes
ETL Listed: Yes
UL Listed: Yes
General Information:
Height (in): 14.6 in
Horsepower (hp): .5 hp
Edgenet Data Quality Score: 74
Width (in): 6.0 in
Item has MSDS?: Y
KSN: 65274564
PID: 00917556000
SPIN ID: 182256701
Length (in): 10 in
Operating Position: Horizontal
SHC Business Unit: Tools
Search Keywords: Sander, poshlisher, 6-in., 4.5 amp, craftsman, corded
Packaging Level: BASE_UNIT_OR_EACH
Product Weight (In the box): 6.5
MFG Part # (OEM): 17556
Internal Supplier Part #: 115033
Internet Product Code (IPC): C14A274EAC3
Google class path: Hardware>Tools>Polishers & Buffers
Tool-Less Conversions: No
globalTradeItemNumber (GTIN): 00033287140558
Supplier Company Name: Techtronic Industries, Co. Ltd.

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Product Description

6-In Sander/Polisher

Powerful 4.5 amp motor provides plenty of power for most sanding and polishing operations. 1400 RPM (revolutions per minute) no load speed is the optimum speed to apply different types of waxes and compounds. This speed is also perfect for the removal and buffing of final coatings. 1650 RPM is great for rust removal and sanding rough wood or metal.

Feature Benefits

  • Spindle lock capability simplifies changing paper, pads or bonnets
  • Double reduction spur/bevel gears smoothly and efficiently transfers power
  • Ball and sleeve bearings are permanently lubricated for long service-free life
  • Flanged auxiliary handle mounts to right or left side

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  • Available for Gift Wrap
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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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15 Reviews Write a review
9 Reviewers (60.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise5 found this helpful
goldfly
Aug 1 , 2007
A solution to the bonnet problem
For the price, the tool itself works very well. The bonnets are useless like every other reviewer said. You can however, buy hook and loop strips with a sticky backing and place them on the original backing plate and then use foam pads or wool pads that accept hook and loop. This works surprisingly good and is cheaper than buying a hook and loop backing plate that doesn't exist. ;)
Criticism7 found this helpful
navycwo2
Jun 25 , 2007
2 stars
Bonnet comes apart after only a couple minutes use. Sears needs to come up with a hook and loop back plate and foam pads to make this a very good buffer. No aftermarker back plates are available because it has an odd ball size spindle. As it is, it will sit unused in the garage until quality pads are made for it or I get rid of it.
 

marlongarza

Incline Village, NV

Aug 7 , 2014
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Overall
sander polisher

excellent

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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VWPETE

Farmingville, NY

Apr 11 , 2012
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Overall
what a piece

First off, I recieved this as a christmas gift. If it was up to me I would of purchased a dewalt polisher. This thing sat in my garage for four months till the weather got nicer. I decided to pick up some 3M compound and start detailing my truck. In less than 1 hour of use this thing started smelling funny. I figured it was "breaking in" or something to that effect. As I continued using it the polisher began to stutter and then finally completely crapped out. I thought possibly the unit overheated. Waited an hour or so for it to cool down. Still nothing.... What a piece of garbage! Brought the unit back to sears and explained the situation to them. Since it was a gift I did not have the receipt. They told me there is NOTHING they can do!!! Wow! so much for Sears tools. Is this what Made In the U.S.A. means today? If you are thinknig of buying this product I would think twice. This is the definition of a P.O.S., and a company that does not stand behind there product! Regards, ****** off Sears Customer


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toymatt

Kansas City, MO

Feb 23 , 2012
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Overall
powerful and flexible BUT with a huge drawback: lack of durabily

i used and loved this tool for over twenty years. the first one i bought was NOT called a sander polisher...IT was called a sander/grinder. both tools worked excellent, when new...but your new sander polisher has been changed in some way VERY much for the worse. either you have started using smaller, cheaper brush heads on the motor, or you've changed the way the cooling fan ventilates the motor. whatever you have changed was a very bad change...

 

since my first tool,(which i used heavily, and professionally for OVER 20 years) finally died of old age i have had to replace it with your new, vastly inferior version about once a year...and most recently you've changed something which has caused me to have to replace teh tool after as few as 4 hours of hard use as a sander.

 

if the tool cannot take the dust it produces in the act of sanding why do you even make it? i suspect, that as a polisher it would last for another 20 years....but with whatever cost cutting changes have been made to it, the tool cannot long function as a sander. it begins to smell funny, then it begins to stutter, and finally it dies all together. on my most recent one it died in less than 4 hours. a new record of cruddyness.

 

i would not keep buying the tool, if i had not become addicted to it during the 20 years i used the first enarnation of it... it works like no other tool i have used WHILE IT IS WORKING...the problem being it just self destructs.

 

i'd be VERY CURIOUS to hear from one of your tool designers about this tool. i cannot be the only one having this problem with it.

 

yours truly,

 

an ambivilant customer, aka matt melena

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bobmehl

Crystal Lake, IL

Sep 17 , 2010
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Overall
Good value, easy to use.

I purchased this polisher for a specific use but have found it very handy.  It did the job I bought it for and more.  It has a good balance and weight so it's easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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raintree

Fountain Hills, AZ

Jun 10 , 2010
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craftsman 4.5 amp sander/polisher

I purchased this for finishing my garage and polishing the car. If I had the extra money then I would have purchased the dust free sander that received great reviews and is under $40. My husband loved it for polishing the car. The original bonnet that came with the item is better than the one sold individually.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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shadow-knows

wichita, KS

Nov 11 , 2009
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Adaptable and meets my needs

I like being able to polish or sand my own items. I've already buffed & polished mnay autos with great results. Little known fact is larger pads will also fit & function on this model.

The size doesn't wear me out before I can get the job done and it always works as expected.

************** used to be my 1st stop , but trust me Sears for power tools is now my only stop.    

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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270403

, Los Angeles

Oct 5 , 2007
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Overall
Great little sander

I haven't used this polisher/sander as a polisher - but as a sander, it has done an excellent job for me on several projects. Most recently, I used it as a sander to strip my entire patio cover. Coupled with 40 grit sanding pads, this tool worked like a champ. The only gripe I have is that the trigger-lock will only work with the tool at full-speed (which on a big job like my patio cover - becomes a little bit of an issue). Sanding with this unit is more efficient at lower speeds, and it would have been nice to lock the speed in at a lower RPM. Otherwise, it's a GREAT value for the dollar.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Perry2

Minneapolis, MN

Sep 17 , 2007
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Polisher

The bad thing is it uses the bonnets which are horrible. Ended up manufacturing a bushing so I could adapt a velcro backing plate to it. It now serves it's purpose otherwise it was worthless.


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goldfly

Grand Rapids, MI

Aug 1 , 2007
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Overall
A solution to the bonnet problem

For the price, the tool itself works very well. The bonnets are useless like every other reviewer said. You can however, buy hook and loop strips with a sticky backing and place them on the original backing plate and then use foam pads or wool pads that accept hook and loop. This works surprisingly good and is cheaper than buying a hook and loop backing plate that doesn't exist. ;)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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navycwo2

York, PA

Jun 25 , 2007
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2 stars

Bonnet comes apart after only a couple minutes use. Sears needs to come up with a hook and loop back plate and foam pads to make this a very good buffer. No aftermarker back plates are available because it has an odd ball size spindle. As it is, it will sit unused in the garage until quality pads are made for it or I get rid of it.


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