I don't lay hardwood floors, why would I have an edger? A belt sander does the job and is much cheaper.Apparently, most folks don't have an edger. If I didn't have and edger, I'd use a belt sander, but I can't imagine why a belt sander would be on my truck. I don't make furniture for a living.
I've used an edger...but for the amount of money a belt sander is sufficient. 40 or 60 grit and you're good.I don't lay hardwood floors, why would I have an edger?
Maybe for doing any basic floor prep on plywood. (or especially OSB) As far as a belt sander "doing the job", I could also "do the job" with a palm sander, but I do this to make money, not save money. An edger is an indispensable tool if you do any hard surfaces. That's the ***** about tools. If you don't know what you're missing, you just don't know. I wish I knew more than I do. Tools make me money. I carry a lot of stuff on the bus, and I can count on one hand the tools I regret buying.
But you're right, they are expensive. Thing is, I've had my super 7 for over 20 years and since I'm not really a sand and finish guy day in day out, I've not even had to put brushes on it. It's paid for itself many times over.
Nah, becuase you are assuming everyone's situation is the same as yours and that you are a winner compared to anyone else.Sufficient was the perfect word. I know Mexican guys who won't spend 40 dollars on a wall trimmer because a knife and a stair tool are "sufficient". I actually had a guy show me his damn corn broom the other day and brag that it was all he used for carpet(wtf?)and vinyl(what the effing eff?)
You win. I lose.