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I've got some 2 and 3" sanding pads with the hook and loop pads and also the adapter for the drill. Now what kind of drill do I need to get? I saw one on a powermatic video but I could not tell what kind it was. I've always just hand sanded on the lathe, so advise and pics would help alot.
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I use a cheap Black and Decker corded drill that I bought at a B&D outlet store for $14. Been beating that thing on the lathe for 3+ years now and no issues. I know some guys like the right angle drills from a comfort stand point, but I'm not gonna pay for one when the other works just fine.
 

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I use a cheap Black and Decker corded drill that I bought at a B&D outlet store for $14. Been beating that thing on the lathe for 3+ years now and no issues. I know some guys like the right angle drills from a comfort stand point, but I'm not gonna pay for one when the other works just fine.
Yep did the same, although I spent a lot more $19 :laughing: It also has been going for about three years, Save your money for good gouges etc.:thumbsup:
 

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I Use a $60 Dewalt regular drill. I used to buy the cheap Black and Decker but I burned them up about once a year. I stepped up to the Dewalt and it's been running great for about 5 years now.
The angle drills are nice as far as comfort but apparently don't hold up any better than my Dewalt and cost twice as much.
I have some air sanders but at the present time they eat up too much air and I can't run them for long. I have a bigger compressor now but won't get to hook it up until I run a new 220 line to the shop.
 
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