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>> Home > Forum > All Blogs > Good buy from Lidl
Good buy from Lidl
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Rookysailor
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 118
4th Feb 2019 23:11  
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Managed to get one of these sanders from Lidl on Sunday, all for less than £30😊
Thanks for the info Robbob, totally agree that it is a good buy for the money, 👍just got to get a wooden boat to try it out.

cheers Peter


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Nerys
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 38
5th Feb 2019 01:40  
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I bought one tonight. I find that when running there is a strong 'electrical' smell. My partner says that it is the brushes arcing. Is this normal? Apart from that it looks a useful tool


When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 289
5th Feb 2019 11:58  
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mdlbt.com/50155

word of caution, captive nut that holds the front guide on tends to work loose after changing the discs a few times nothing a bit of super glue can't solve

Rookysailor
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 118
5th Feb 2019 13:23  
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Hi Marky, Have you managed to source the adhesive sandpaper discs the machine uses? I have not enquired at Lidl yet, but will next time I am there.

cheers Peter🤔

Wingcoax
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 28
5th Feb 2019 14:04  
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I dont use Lidl much, but Aldi seem do all the sandpaper and bits for their tools such as belt sanders WHEN they sell the tools. Maybe Lidl do the same.

marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 289
5th Feb 2019 16:50  
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Bought a couple of packets when I bought mine a year ago,as wingcoax said they usually have them at the same time as there selling the tool.

jacko
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 24
5th Feb 2019 18:22  
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mdlbt.com/50166

replacement sanding disc's can be found in Toolstation booklet page 397 and include 150mm dia 60grit 80grit 120grit all @ £3.13 for 10
see
https://www.toolstation.com/search?q=self%20adhesive%20sandi...

Nerys
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 38
5th Feb 2019 21:01  
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mdlbt.com/50172

The Lidl disc size is 125mm whereas the Toolstation ones are 150mm. No doubt they can be cut down.


When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
robbob
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 98
5th Feb 2019 21:33  
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I'm still using the same disk that I put on when I bought the sander this time last year with very little sign of wear from the shaping of balsa, beech and ply (and occasionally brass rod !!), they do seem to last a good while 👍👍
I bought an extra set of disks at the same time too so at this rate they'll outlast me 😜


"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 504
5th Feb 2019 23:27  
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mdlbt.com/50178

The "OZONE" smell is as partner said ,at least in part. As they bed in they arc a little and burn off any oil on the commutator. Very common on model trains. It will settle down with use.👍

rolfman2000
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 130
6th Feb 2019 09:07  
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Sadly, we don't have a Lidl in town. The nearest is about 12 miles away, so it looks like I won't manage to get one of these. I will have to watch for a similar item from Aldi. Cheers all, Dave W 😊

Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 464
6th Feb 2019 16:16  
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mdlbt.com/50190

Try lidl on line.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 504
7th Feb 2019 02:20  
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mdlbt.com/50201

Good idea Colin but you don't get the discount offers on line. Re the discs left over stock is sold off for buttons. Keep your eyes open for them. Look on the reduced table(s)👍👍

swanee
(Seaman)





Forum Posts: 4
15th Feb 2019 17:18  
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I was so impressed by all the posts the I trotted off to my local store and bought one. Construction is pretty good and the performance is more than adequate. Well spotted that man.😊

jacko
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 24
15th Feb 2019 23:06  
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mdlbt.com/50425

using mine but have found DON'T PUSH to hard

Lordgord
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 13
16th Feb 2019 11:43  
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mdlbt.com/50436

So glad I read these forums, got my bargain sander from lidl
the other day to replace the one I GAVE AWAY when moving house. Won't make that mistake again.
👍

loz-gen
(Apprentice)





Forum Posts: 1
16th Feb 2019 12:28  
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have had mine for over a year now very good piece of kit...and yes disc s last well...😁