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Searching DIY Spindle Sander on Youtube returns a number of results, but frankly, I can't see them being any less expensive than buying one, unless you have some unusual feature reauirement. Need and extra-long spindle, something like that?

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A friend of mine has the Ridgid and has been happy with it.  I have had a Wen for ~ 3 years, and am satisfied with it.  It doesn't see a ton of use, but does a good job sanding.  Dust collection is mediocre.  It's a spindle-only - no belt like the Ridgid.  Table is smaller and doesn't tilt - but it costs just more than half as much as the Ridgid.

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Long gone now but, I did have a line that looped over one of the handles, ran through a pulley and down to a board on the floor that I pushed down with my foot.  Quill return spring brought it back.  Worked but, pretty awkward for the benefit it supplied.

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Somebody had a drill hooked to there drill press and worked but I don't want to wear out ge drill press  to save a dollar...I'll see how it operates just on the spindle...

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I have the grizzly knock off of the Ridgid, it's done good for more than 4 years.  I got it on sale with a 20% extra coupon, I think it was $149.00.

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I have the Rigid sander, and its a decent machine, but if you don't need the belt feature, the HF sander is likely just as good or better. Last I checked, HF at least used a cast iron table.

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