Titan TTB289SDR Random Orbit Sander 230V
I have had a Titan sander for about 8 years and it has just given up the ghost so I have replaced it with another of the same make. If it is as good as the other I will be well pleased.
13 Mar 2015
Outstanding value good quality
I was all set to buy a well known brand orbital sander but unfortunately my local store was out of stock of the sanding discs with the grit I wanted (240 for finishing).
So I noticed this one on the other page and it was in stock so I grabbed it along with a bunch of the companion sanding discs of all grits.
I was a bit surprised at how strong the random orbit is - having never used a random orbital sander before, I'm not sure if it is characteristic of all sanders, but the sander kept pulling itself off in random directions quite aggressively so I had to hold on tight to be able to sand in a straight line - probably the entire point of random orbit, but maybe I'm missing something obvious :-)
So far I've only finish sanded a cabinet at 240g (mahogany stained finish on rough plywood) and I am very impressed with the result. Almost glass-like finish on all surfaces, including the stained plywood edges. So good that I've decided not to edge band the plywood.
My only gripe is that the dust extraction converter for my shop vac hose kept falling out of the back of the sander itself - the T-locking mechanism is setup for a clockwise lock, which kept unlocking every time I turned the unit around on the surface I was sanding. I will fix this with epoxy, but a threaded style screw-fit would be a huge improvement over a simple T-lock.
Otherwise, great value and does a great job of finishing.
25 Feb 2015
At the price this sander is great value for money. It has a sturdy, well made feel to it. Dust extraction is pretty good but not 100%. All in all a good piece of kit and well worth the price.
19 Dec 2014
Value for money
This is the fourth Titan tool I have bought, shop vacuum, angle grinder, bench grinder and this.
They all seem pretty good value and robust enough. Cannot really comment on reliability as they were all bought this year.
My only beef with this is that the vacuum connection does not fit the Titan shop vac. How joined up is that.
13 Dec 2014