Power File recommendation

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Power File recommendation

Can anyone recommend a power file? They are basically a mini belt sander that can be used to grind away metal in tight spaces?

I've also found an angle grinder attachment that is 1/4 the price of a dedicated electric tool. 
 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KKmoon-Sanding-Adapter-Electric-Grinder/dp/B07BVVY99N

 

Any thoughts / comments. I have a challenging job on the horizon so one of these could be a great help.

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That males sense.

It beats having yet another powertool sitting in the garage (I like tools I have to really earn their keep).

But what need for a small one-off project is one of those reciprocating multi-tool. I must ask the neighbours if any have one. (I need to cut a 13.3mm wide channel in plasterboard).

Stephen

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Watching to see if you get some recommendations WP. I wonder if the grinder attachment would make it a bit heavy and clumsy for finer work?

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After my welding course I'm also looking for one. This is for light jobs and I don't have a compressor.

I think that they're also called "finger sanders".

Current favourite is Evolution Power Tools Precision File Sander, 400 W (230 V).

(I'm very pleased with my Evolution Rage 3 saw.)

Jonathan

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One advantage of the attachment route is that it makes the tool long and thin. The elec ones seem to have the big motor sticking out at right angles!

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Channel in plasterboard.... less than the 9 or 12mm thickness ? Stanley knife and straight edge, then sharp wood chisel to shave out the depth ?
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Ide go for a flexible extension on the drill plus go to machine mart or b q they poss sell a box of grinding bits ,,,,

they used to be some thing called a dermal with diff attachments  which was good , 

or just give the wife a bit of sandpaper say you not sure what to do ,,,,,bet she says 

O give it here your bloody useless let me have a go 

sit have a beer say bloody hell love you doing a great job 

Derek

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Wrightpayne

check the comments on belt size and fixing size

 

Simon

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12mm I expect (ceiling). I tested the technique using an old (ancient) wood chisel and some plasterboard I was removing elsewherr and thought that with care it might suffice and would be better than a padsaw.

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I have a Black and Decker BD292E Powerfile available. It was bought for me as a present some years ago. It has never been used or even assembled. If it would be any use to anyone, I will send it to you if you would donate the cost of the postage to RAD. (The date on literature with it is 1998! It comes with a small number of sanding belts).

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Yes, please.

And I'll add a donation.

Private Message sent.

Jonathan