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DEWALT-DW160V-8-Inch-Right-Angle Drill as Sander? (Read 145 times)
 
Mike Turner
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DEWALT-DW160V-8-Inch-Right-Angle Drill as Sander?
Dec 10th, 2017 at 7:40pm
 
I have one of these drills and was wondering how it would hold up as a sander. I know its a drill and not  a sander. Would the bearings last? I tried it recently with a 5" sanding disks sanding the flutes I make. I tried it on the lathe with it running..It is so much easier to get a smooth good finish.I went through to 400 grit which is good enough for these ..It saves my hands a lot. It only took about 15 min. I blew the drill out a couple of time while using it and when I was finished. Ill get something else later but want to use this for now..

One thing I know for sure,you have to watch out for the paddle switch.It isnt the safest.It's best to unplug it if you change bits etc. or make sure you are paying attention.It is so easy to hit the long paddle switch and start the drill!

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Bruce Kamp
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Re: DEWALT-DW160V-8-Inch-Right-Angle Drill as Sander?
Reply #1 - Dec 10th, 2017 at 8:42pm
 
See our thread "Power Sanding" below.
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Re: DEWALT-DW160V-8-Inch-Right-Angle Drill as Sander?
Reply #2 - Dec 11th, 2017 at 10:30am
 
I use a cheap HF right angle drill as a sander.  It works.  When it dies, I'll drop another $20 on one.  I am sure a Dewalt would work fine but that is a bit pricey IMHO.  Ultimately it will  fail.  I don't see the point of abusing a fairly expensive, quality drill when the cheep, HF one will work the same.  Just my 2 cents. YMMV.
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