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Item 157889
Model 157889W

WoodRiver - Benchtop Spindle Sander



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This compact WoodRiver® Spindle Sander can be used to sand various contours, arcs, curves and other irregular shapes. The built-in storage system keeps sanding drums and throat plates organized and easy to access. This sander also features a 1-1/2" exhaust port for dust collection. Adjustable height control screws have been added to insure the table inserts can be used flush with the table surface. Includes: six each of sanding sleeves and table inserts; five each of rubber sanding drums and drum washers.

• Motor: 3-1/2-amp, 120-volt, single phase
• Certification: CSA certified
• Oscillations per Minute: 5/8" Stroke with 58 OPM
• Sanding Height: 3-5/8"; Drum Diameters: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/2", 2" and 3"; Drum Length: 4-1/2"
• Overall Dimensions: 15-9/6" w x 14-1/8" d x 17" height; Weight: 34 lbs.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    It do what it do

    I have had the sander for a few years and have around 100 hr of run time. It has not skipped a beat. A good investment for week end warriors. The only con I have is some of the insert plates do not sit flush. I glued a little shim stock and fixed.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good sander for the money

    Good value for the money. This sander performs as well as the higher-priced sander at the college shop (which has mostly high-end equipment). It is convenient, as I have little room, and I can move it easily. Easy to change the drums and lock them down.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great sander

    I just picked this up while on sale to help out with bandsaw boxes. It does a great job. Be sure to pick up so r 120 grit sleeves while you are there. I cant imagine spending the extra money on the jet. This is all i need. The dust collection is surpurb.

  4. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Poorly designed dust collection port

    The sander itself does an adequate job for what it is supposed to do. BUT the dust collection port doesn't fit any of the standard hoses. The ID is 1-13/32 and the OD is 1-17/32 so no standard coupling will slide into it or over it. If I knew I was going to have this much trouble trying to connect it I would not have purchased it.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Quality and holds up well

    Item was needed for open curves. Unit works well with both inside and outside curves. Smoothes them to what looks like a perfect circle. Easy to change the drum sizes. They stay in place. Nice flat surface as well. I make curved stands to hold glass globes and need a good sander for them.

  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Slow Curves....

    Used on wooden scroll saw bowls, shallow curves.. Operates great, but needs a small tray to hold all drum washers and Hex key wrench....

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great sander for the money

    This is the first bench top spindle sander I have used. Compared to the big floor units, it holds its own. While it is a little noisy, that is a minor problem. It has ample power, and stays where you put it, but like Bob said, it isn't too heavy to move around. I am very pleased with the unit. I am using it for making band saw boxes and some tables I am making out of pallets and used wood. It really cuts the sanding time. The only thing I forgot is some finer grit sanding sleeves.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice little addition to the workshop

    My son and I decided to indulge in a oscillating spindel sander for bandsaw boxes and knive building and, after looking over the field (and considering that the Wood River one was on sale), I decided on this one. It arrived promptly and was well packed. The manual is a bit skimpy but luckily it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out. It seems to work very well with decent dust collection (although the dust outlet didn't fit anything I had around - I just stuck the nozzle from the ShopVac inside it for now). It certainly seems to well built. Big enoough so it doesn't move around on the bench but not so heavy that it is hard to move around and store when not using. Fairly quiet although I am going to use ear plugs with it. Overall pleased with it. Hopefully it will run for many years.

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