Product Type: Black Grinder / Sander
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Black & Decker Orbital Sander
Member Name: A_Chubby_Chappie
Black & Decker Orbital Sander
Date: 02/02/01, updated on 02/02/01 (1593 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap [if you buy it off a mate]
Disadvantages: Work in any way shape or form is a BAD thing.
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Make it a sander like I’ve ever seen (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Some people dream of lazing on a sunny idyllic island, or owning a gorgeous sports car, or winning the lottery, or even world peace. Your humble narrator 'The Chubster' wakes in the middle of the night with over-excitment through dreams of labour saving devices. And believe me when I say that the B&D orbital job is a dream indeed for a lazy big so-and-so like me :-)
Okily dokily my fellow dooyoosers I know you are really itching to get right down to business here and see the sexy specifications for this miracle of modern DIY science. Here we go now, hold onto the edge of your seat as I take you on a journey to orbital sanding heaven and back again.
Manufacturer: Black & Decker
Power: 2.0 amps
Price: (see further down)
(next part unashamedly snaffled from the B&D website)
* Ergonomic palm grip design with dual gripping area sprovides added comfort and control
* Built-in pad brake prevents gouging
* 5" 8-hole Velcro paper attachment system provides for fast, easy and reusable paper changes
* Built-in 2 way dust collection system (bag or vacuum) for a cleaner work environment
*Powerful high performance motor reduces vibration and extends tool life
* Internally and externally dust sealed switch for extended product life
(end of snaffle)
Stop, rewind to the price bit for a sec. Well, between you and me I don't actually know how much these cost new. You see, I 'aquired' this from my mate [lets call him 'Steve because that is really his name]. Steve swears that it was straight up, bankrupt stock, it wasn't him guv'nor, and I believe him ["chuckle from the Chubster"].
You'll be wanting to know a bit about why I chose this particular sander dear reader. Well actually I
needed a sander and Steve had one, so the dirty deed was done and a deal struck.
Of far more importance is 'is it any bleedin good?'. Well in a word YEAH. I used it to sand a banister and the lounge skirting board and the whole job was finito in less that an hour, even although I am partial to the occasional snack while I work. This baby purrs like it is on 'Top Gear' [what I mean is that it doesn't make much noise], it has a little dust bag at the back to collect all that nasty irritant dusty particle stuff, and even the sanding sheets last for ages and ages and ages ad infinitum. It is comfortable to hold and it has the added bonus of having a slight vibrating motion, so if you wrap the flex around your middle you can use it as a slimming aid [warning - don't try this at home. The Chubster is a professional slimmer (!) and is fully trained in all vibratory slimming techniques].
Well, that's about all I can really say about a sander. I would say 'BUY IT NOW' but that just looks so naff at the end of a dooyoo review. Oh my, I just said it, doh!
Ah, and one last thing. My mate Steve says he still has eight score of these to get rid of, if you want one you can mail him at email@example.com
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