You might want to set down any beverages before you read this too.
You aren’t going to believe this.
I actually went into a Harbor Freight store today….
And didn’t buy anything.
You still there?
I know, I can’t hardly believe it myself.
It’s not like I walked in the door and then turned right around and left either.
I went through the whole store, twice.
They just didn’t have what I went in there for and I couldn’t find anything to adapt to my purposes either.
The hardest part was not buying that impulse crap that they have everywhere.
Sure, there were a few things I could have used eventually but nothing that I just couldn’t live without today.
They didn’t have what I wanted in stock so screw it.
What was I after?
I bought a 4 inch diamond wheel a couple of weeks ago and I have been wanting something with a shaft and an adjustable table to mount it on.
This was about the closest thing I could come up with that they offer,
But no. None on hand, period.
I had one of these not too long ago,
No disc and no way to mount an adjustable table easily, if I could even find one.
I think I used it 4 times in the year and a half I owned it so I gave it to a buddy that could get more use out of it and to try and reclaim some space.
Same with this thing that I had wanted so badly and my wife bought me for Fathers day about five years ago,
After I bought that junker 9 inch Belt/ Disc sander and got it all put back together, that little one just sat and gathered dust along with taking up valuable real estate.
So I gave that to another buddy.
That one would have probably suited my purpose if I had taken the belt table off of it but screw it, if someone can at least get some use out of it then have at it. That buddy does a lot of wood work and it is a handy size for him.
So here I sit with an unfinished project.
Of course I haven’t gotten on the internet yet either.
I just thought y’all might be a bit surprised to learn that it is actually possible for me to go into Harbor Freight and come back out empty handed.
Never fear, the internet is here!
Although quite surprisingly difficult to find, after much searching and digging, I did finally discover something that will fit my needs and is still in my price range.
Hopefully it is also going to be a lot quieter, those little belt sanders are noisy as hell.
They are out there and some of them are either absolute junk, home made or jewelers grade along with a price you would choke on.
This one looks like I can make do with and was cheaper including tax and shipping than the belt/disc sander I was going to get at HF.
$57.00 delivered to the front door.
It looks kinda like it’s mostly plastic but I am wanting to do rather fine work with it, not grind I beams.
We shall see whenever it gets here.