Kits Convert Grinder To Sander

Random Orbit Convert
For a moderate price, you can convert your right-angle grinder into a random-orbit sander by installing one of these conversion kits.

If you're looking for a less expensive way to get into random-orbit sanding and you already own a 41/? or 5-in. right-angle grinder, you can buy an aftermarket random-orbit sander head, thread it on the grinder's spindle and go to work. Changeover takes just a few minutes.

We tried kits made by Marshco ($60, 207-722-3523), Milwaukee (#49367020, $40, 800-732-4578) and Wolfcraft (#2247, $49, 708-773-4777) (see photo) on an AEG grinder. They performed much like the dedicated right-angle random-orbit sanders with 5-in. pads.

Wolfcraft Bosch

The Bosch 1370 DEVS comes with a reversible drive ring that lets you change how forcefully the tool sands. With the geared side of the ring facing down, you get a super-aggressive sander. With the rubber O-rirtg side facing down, the tool works less aggressively. Flipping the ring takes only a minute.

The Bosch 1370 DEVS comes with a reversible drive ring that lets you change how forcefully the tool sands. With the geared side of the ring facing down, you get a super-aggressive sander. With the rubber O-rirtg side facing down, the tool works less aggressively. Flipping the ring takes only a minute.

Recommendations

So, which sander should you buy? If

you need a tool that will remove stock quickly, we recommend a right-angle sander with a 6-in. pad. We liked the Porter-Cable 7336 best among these types. (See "Editors* Choices," opposite.) But remember, right-angle sanders are somewhat harder to control than the other types, and they require two-handed operation. Also

DAVE SELLERS is an assistant editor of A W.

Tljanks to Boscb Power Tool Co. for supplying the shop vacuum, and to Klitigspor's Sanding Catalog for supplying the sanding discs used in our resting.

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