Which sander should I get? Answered
I plan to get a belt sander soon, and I have narrowed the options down to two. Both are essentially the same, with only minor differences.
The first one is from Axminster. This is the cheaper of the two, but I have been told by a few people (professional cabinet maker, DT teacher) that they normally offer superior quality products. I also know from experience that their customer service and delivery speed is the best of the two options.
The second one is from Machine Mart. This is more expensive and looks sturdier, but I believe this company's target market is slightly different - to put it bluntly, I don't think the products which they offer are as far up the market as Axminster's. However, I recently purchased a few things from them, Including my pillar drill. This drill is the same brand as the sander and I am extremely pleased with it.
The confusing thing is that the people who told me that Axminster are normally the best are also the people who told me that you get what you pay for when it comes to tools. I know the difference is only £10 but I am a 16 year old on an allowance, so I can only really afford to get it right first time. Which one do you think I should get?