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  • R2611

    I restore some old cars and am looking for a good electric 6 inch Random Orbital Sander. I notice that Ridgid makes the R2611. Will this sander hold up to the abuse of auto body work?

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    Re: R2611

    first of all I do not have the sander, mine are old (10 to 15 years),

    but how is auto body work more abusive to a sander than wood working? or what is abusive in sanding a cars body? I have done some auto body work in the past and used a air orbital sander, then before I bought the electric, (maybe before they were even offered), but to my recollection I can not see why one would use the term "abuse".
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      Re: R2611

      In the absence of a compressor with a d/a sander I'd consider that model.

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        Re: R2611

        Auto body work involves long periods of sanding where as woodworking usually has smaller areas. I have a wood shop myself. Also body filler dust is some what abrasive and can get into the motor. I have heard some bad reviews on this sander. The biggest compliant seems to be with the brake and bearing.

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