Rubbish robot voice put me off instantly!
Pretty bad video. Just commercials for the manufacturers.
Ruined by audio as already stated by every listener
Not a big fan of the robot voice.
What's a "1 spoke 5 hp motor"?
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I've had the smaller Clarke sander, and the Record . The Record is just junk. Out of the box the bed wasn't flat I had to hammer and sand it true, and the belt NEVER runs true under load, it always drifts to one side. After 18 months, the big problem is that the drive shaft bearings had seized and worn through the drive shaft about a millimetre, making it unusable an unrepairable. Failure of the on/off switch on all woodworking machinery is very common - often a clean out and spray with Servisol switch cleaner will do the job, but under heavy use in a dusty environment, it is always good practice to have spare one handy - they are readily available.
hi ive just watched this vid again as i need to up grade my sander i was going to ask how its been going since you got it but ive looked it up and it not available any more from what i can see ?
thanks for the review. However one thing that annoys me about these machines - the longer belt would be more useful if it was oriented facing you (like a wall) instead of flat like a table. And that is the one orientation you cant have!
Do you possibly have details of the capacitor please? I have the older version of the cs6-9.
Best regards Shane
Good honest review, beast of a machine, thanks for sharing
Thank you for a great interesting and informative video, I, like you had an old Clarke sander, I got it given to me, it was 3rd hand but it worked great for me until it gave up it’s ghost, I am thinking buying another Clarke, so thank you again for a great to the point review
Great clear review, I purchased this sander June last year and have used it a handful of times and it is a great sander however I used it this week for 5 minutes with great results and went to use it again and it doesn't work.
I went to switch on as normal and it just " hummed " at me and I noticed the switch sparked, I tried it once more and had the same result, totally gutted!
I cleaned it all down checked everything and I don't know but it could be the starter motor which was encased in a loose plastic wrapper and it was full of rancid smelling oil! The "oil " had leaked all over the place.
I'm just confused now I will dig out the receipt and get in touch with machine mart as it should be I warranty.
If anyone has any idea what is going on with the sander I would love to hear from you.
That looks like an absolute beast of a sander! I'm going to add that to my wish list for sure!
I reckon pretty much all these tools are made by SIEG in Singapore. They are badged and sold all over the world in different ways. Whether you get a good one or a bad one is pure luck and has nothing to do with the badging.
I do remember the look on my wife’s face after she said I could buy any tools I wanted but only as long as they had my name on them, and then I turned up with a Machine Mart catalogue :-D
You need to get a sand paper cleaning stick for your belt and disc they are about 7£ from amazon just search up sandpaper cleaner
Hi, given you have a few Clarke tools how would you rate them as a brand?
@Rag 'n' Bone Brown: "... a nicer sanding experience as if there was such a thing .." - sir you deserve a medal for this! :-D
Great review Keith, and i have just seen the price and not so good review on that ha ha ha. Clarke do some good machines that seem to last a good while, i have been tempted by a Disc Sander a few times, now i know that they last.
Barry (Wirral, ENG)
Nice review Keith. Looks like you have a winner. How's the new floor patch working out?
Nice review Keith, have you thought about a plastic type sleeve for the mitre gauge so it runs better in the mitre slot ?
Good review cheers I might get one of these. Not surprised the record had issues from my experience of using one of their disc sanders a lathe chuck and bandsaw, the build quality has been pretty poor (read absolute garbage) as such I will never be buying record power tools again.
Thanks for the review. I very nearly bought one of these last year, however I decided to build my own using plans by Matthias Wandel. It was a challenge but so satisfying to finish and use!
Now that's a tool that I really could use! Being in the u.s. I'm not quite sure that I could purchase from the UK. Would it be worth the extra cost? Thank you so much for the review though. I am simply a hobbyist and all of the other machines seem to cost so much! I'd love to hear your response. Many blessings to you.
Do you know what kickback is? It's pretty much just good practice to only use the side that is rotating downwards with gravity toward the guide. The opposite side has the potential if you lose your grip to kick the piece back into the air. This can be very dangerous. Moreso, it is pointless to be using the other half, it's the same paper, rotated through 180 degree anyway.
Would like to the disc sander / belt sander or linisher as I call it. Missed out at lidl and now people are selling for almost double on ebay. Review required 👍👍
Mine went bang electrically and tripped the circuit breaker on the workshop power circuit after using it to deburr some aluminium. Lidl France are replacing it.
Would love to see you review more of the Lidl Parkside tool range - I have invested in the hammer drill and handheld vacuum cleaner, both of which are brilliant quality for the price! Definitely going to grab some more when Lidl bring around the next DIY tranche!
Anyone know where to get the hook loop convertor pad? Seen bigger ones but not to fit this. Is there enough clearance by time you add velcro pad?
ONE IMPORTANT THING: The carbon brushes gets very hot, and when they do they melt the surrounding plastic and get stuck since there is no metal slider around them. At first the speed becomes interfered, then the motor dies. I haven't found any new carbon brushes yet but I trust that the new will work better with some heat resistant grease or a new home made brass fitting design. After a while your sander will give up, just a tip.
Got for sharpening pencils and toothpicks, so far it's the best pencil sharpener I have ever had from lidl on a Saturday!
I picked one up today. They have upgraded the double sided tape to Velcro 😁 great little sander.
After watching your really good review Karl, I purchased one today. It's the PTSG 140 C2 and, as far as I can tell, the only difference is that the power and speed control are on the top of the C2 as opposed to the side and the C2 has hook and loop discs which I imagine are a bit more convenient. I was at Lidl's front door this morning at 750am determined to get myself a disc sander. There was one other guy in front of me and he wanted the pillar drill. We both got what we went for : )
They have these back in from this Thursday (13/02/20). Picking one up for model making. Great review.
Great video thanks Very good tool but is a 140w motor 😭😭😭
Nice video looks ideal for me it seems like a very capable sander, love the bracket to change from horizontal to vertical
overall it looks good with a very attractive price point. I just hope I can still get one.
Thanks for reviewing.
I recently purchased one of these when they re-entered them (Feb-March 2019) and they do seem a nice chunky little machine. You can buy velcro sheet to convert it from self adhesive discs to hook and loop type. The only slight downside is that it is more suited to small light jobs and hobby work, so if you are a tradesman you might consider something a bit more powerful but a nice little machine nevertheless.
Never had one before, but upgrading from 'botch' carpenter. This was an impulse buy in Lidl. It's really good. Dirt cheap and really small - just what I needed as I don't have huge workshop area. Easy to unpack and set up. Can put away in drawer in a minute or two....brilliant. Was looking for belt sander too and came across this review. You CAN get loads of combo belt/disc sanders, but they seem to be rather expensive. Like washer drier - compromise and possibly not ever as versatile as separate devices? We'll see.
Hi, Just purchased one today (plenty in their Littlehampton branch) before I read your review and it seems great so far. I know you can order replacement discs from their service centre, but do know if there is an emery paper disc that could be used for light metal work? If so do know of a suitable source?
Hi maybe a wooden base instead of clamp worth a thought
Lidl UK have stock in at the moment (Feb 2019) so I just bought one on the strength of your review. I don't actually have a use for it as the moment but it would have been really handy two months ago when I was repairing some parquet. I looked around for a disc sander then but they were all much larger and much more expensive so I ended up using my detail sander and trying to get square corners by eye.
What a brilliant size. My wife and I are very limited for space until we hopefully move next year, so something like this would be perfect for me though due to my respiratory difficulties I will have to wear one of my masks with it.
OK so it's £29.99 therefore cheap and cheerful, but for shaping use? Sorry but no. The motor was straining with small pieces of wood so the bushes aren't that strong and I doubt it'll last a year. Plus you could see the bed moving way too easily as it dragged rather than sanded. As a minor hobby tool for working with balsa wood for making gliders maybe, for the DIY enthusiast I'd say spend a few more quid and get something better made and a bit more sturdy.
i am looking for a drive belt for this sander does anyone have any idea where to get one ?
Wow this machine looks like exact copy of the ryobi disc/belt sander 😲 Think i might skip the ryobi
At 6:53 those 2 lights behind you, are they from a manufacturer called eiger? Where did you buy them?
just gotta hope they bring it out again.
Hello my friend.
These types of disc sanders are very useful. The biggest problem is the aging of the belts. I used a similar machine last year. However, I had a major engine problem. And still in repair. Thank you for sharing the information. See you all the time. Big greetings. stay healthy and happy.
HI JAMES CAN IT BE USED TO SHARPEN CHISELS ETC, AND CAN THE DISC SANDER FOR SHARPENING DRILL BITS ?
It’s a great piece of kit James😀. If you factor in value for money against how useful it is then this probably comes out as one of the top of the list tools in my garage!
Honest, no nonsense video
What size are the discs to get replacements?
Love your vids mate
Nice review. I didn't buy one because the pictures for the current model show (don't show!) an inferior mount for the disc guide table! The 'old style'? mount you have looks much better! I suppose the table could be mounted differently/directly to the bench or a board that the machine could be screwed to? Probably not a problem for most people =D
That is identical to my Axminster craft AC150. Never realised there was belt adjustment on it, that explains the vibration ii have been getting from it. Nice review James
What are those discs btw? did they come with the sander?
Nice review James 😁. I did think about getting one of these but ended up digging quite deep in my pockets and got the Triton oscelating belt sander ... which is still going well since I did my review. But this would have been my alternative weapon of choice 😁. Thanks for the video James. Stay safe mate 😁👍.... nice hair by the way 😂🤣.
Awsome review mate... i have ordered 1 of these to be delivered as thought it was a online only so im 1glad to see your review before i use mine 😀😀
I love these Aldi tools. As you said James, the build quality isn't the greatest, but then again it only costs that much..+ 3 years guarantee!
Just received mine from Aldi, no delivery charge.
There have been a couple of design changes since you got yours:
1. The swivel pin and clamp for the table are now mounted directly on the body of the machine rather than on a pull out arm.
2. There is not a drive belt adjustment screw under the sanding belt.
I’ve not used the machine yet so I don’t know if the changes make any difference.
Size of the belt shoul be on a sticker/ front plate of the sander
Nice review. Would like to buy one but just cant justify spending £90.
Came for the sander stayed for the Hair 😁 Thank you very much for the shout out Mate people are going to be burning plastic milk bottles all over the country 👍 😁 😁
Good review mate, Ferrex is relatively new here but at the price & the recommendations you’ve made it looks very good, I always love watching machinery reviews & this is a good un 🍻🍻👍👍👍👍