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Craftsman 3d sander - $10.00

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Just thought i would share, the sears craftsman 3d sander is on sale for 9.99 online and instore. It follows the contours nicely.

Here's a link to see more: 3D Sander

Here's a quick review from KMG: KMG Secrets


Nov 16, 08 | 6:29 pm
Ken Hundley

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I loved mine, but I just burned mine up, can't decide if I should get another one, or just use a detail sander instead.....less chance of tool failure.

Nov 16, 08 | 7:58 pm

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Hi Ken,

Seems like they are discontinuing the tool; todays its 8.99 (10% off day). Even with the discontinue, its a great price if you're willing to make up the discs (My local sears in IL have the repalcement pads still)

I agree, I love it and have picked up 2 as i know the day of burnout is coming soon. Just my 2c worth

Nov 16, 08 | 8:08 pm

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I have one of these and it's still running... of course, I hardly ever use it! For 'detail' sanding, I removed two of the other discs btw. I also was able to pickup a setup of replacement discs for a few bucks too at Sears. It's a pretty nice tool!

Now I'm just trying to figure out what I did with my Pen Sander - I think I lost it!

Jan 30, 09 | 7:56 am
Ken Hundley

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I burned mine up....melted the plastic housing while it was in my hand! I did love using it, but I used it on damp wood, and it wasn't made for that. I need to try to get another one or two.

Jan 30, 09 | 12:06 pm
Ken Hundley

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They are back up to $35 again too.....I thought they were trying to get rid of them?

Jan 30, 09 | 12:17 pm
John S.

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The only problem I've had is that Sears never seems to have the replacement disks in stock. If they're discontinuing it I guess that would explain it.

Jan 30, 09 | 1:56 pm

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I've got one of these that I've never used. Are you guys actually using them in guitar building?

Jan 31, 09 | 5:14 am
Bill Cory

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Rarely, when it seems nothing else (including hand sanding) will do what is needed. I've used mine so little that it still has the original discs on it.

Jan 31, 09 | 5:32 am
Ken Cierp

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I use mine all the time tops are contoured, backs are contoured, sides are contoured ---- I do not rough sand anything by hand. I also find it my tool of choice for feathering/thinning the top perimeter -- the poor man's version of Taylor interior routed perimeter.

I have to admit they certainly are not industrial quality -- several years with #1 -- just lucky I guess? Porter Cable Palm and Random Orbit sanders are good bets for heavy duty applications.


Kenneth Michael Guitars est. 1978

Jan 31, 09 | 7:35 am
Ken Hundley

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I loved mine, but I am not spending $35 again on it. I used it all the time myself, on lots of different projects.....flat ones included.

Feb 01, 09 | 8:04 pm

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