Sioux Right-Angle Sander Repair
I bought a handheld right-angle sander last year at Edric’s recommendation. I use it sand pieces while they are still on the lathe (with the lathe turned off). I bought a Sioux brand sander and the unit has worked great and I would recommend it…but, I broke the trigger a few weeks ago by bumping the trigger side-ways during a sanding operation. The trigger is long and fragile and has no lateral strength. Cracked right in half.
I ordered a new part from Sioux and fixed it myself. At least it is easy to fix, but they need to make the trigger stronger.
UPDATE FROM 8/2008: This unit continues to be a real workhorse for me and runs like a champ. Recommended in spite of the trigger issue in 2005