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Ran across this. I don't use a belt sander much but this seems like a real deal. Reviews on another forum seem positive https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A9TD3E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007A9TD3E&linkCode=as2&tag=bworkbench-20&linkId=ded9c5b75125d47a8e86b934df13b3b5&fbclid=IwAR2g9-n7uu6vmnZr9g_VeSqaDQu0dXRHYKqqjybgki4fdzyyeQ4WeR9WRE4 Aarg, just noticed it's for Prime members only.
I have long considered Skil as a non-pro, Joe Garage, DIY tool line, with the possible exception of their worm-drive circular saws. (I don't know if it's still true, but the brand used to be part of Bosch). Now that's changing, https://www.protoolreviews.com/tools/power/cordless/drills-drivers-cordless/skil-20v-brushless-impact-driver-review/44407/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=skil_makes_us_question_their_diy_status_plus_our_latest_giveaway_and_more&utm_term=2019-04-03 Stanley Black & Decker has acquired a bunch of lines and is now re-inventing Craftsman tools that are being sold in Ace, Menards, Lowe's and Home Depot. I don't know if they've engineered better tools and just made them red and black or not. And the Porter-Cable line, long a dependable pro-line tool, are largely drifting down and DeWalt is/has emerged in that role. I guess now you'll have to do a lot of research before buying a new tool and not just rely on the color scheme.
Another collection of peculiar workshop related items. The stories and pictures you are about to see are real. Call it an obsession, sickness, hoarding, or missing fence rescue, IDK why I do it...I just do... Before you judge me and my madness illness, you should first speak to those voices in my head. Rest assured once you do, you'll be snatching orphan fences from the hands of the weak and infirmed too. With maybe a couple of exceptions, all have been $1 or less. those on the right probably 10-30 cents/ea. The Craftsman on the far left was a buck (maybe less), NIB at a yard sale. Some of the others again were 50 cents or less and maybe in a bucket or box with other "treasures" for a buck or two. Same pic as above, only with the box closed. If I recall, these two were $3...purchased from a Habitat for Humanity Restore in Illinois. Must have come out of a retailer who had a fire since there was soot all the packages and the packages were stained like water damage. The B&D will be assigned to a new old stock B&D 7-1/4" circular saw I bought at a flea market for $20. It was missing the fence. circular saw obsession will be a future post unless good weather comes first. As twisted as it may seem, there at least another 6 or 8 not pictured here. They've actually been assigned to orphan tools. Two of which were identical and perfect for my 5-1/2" cordless 19.2V Craftsman and my 18V Ryobi. Another was assigned to an old Craftsman Jig saw I rescued and re-furbed. I think I gave my ex-SIL a couple too. Well thanks for looking...they tell me it's time for my meds.
These treasures followed me home a couple/three weeks ago...Nothing really exciting and not all wood related BUT the prices were right... Picked these at the "Flea-Market Warehouse"...<$5 with tax total for this pile and... this pile of treasures...saw handle is a remade version...Knob is heavy and has a 3/8"-16 x 1-5/8" shaft....wrench will almost fit spindle collet on a couple of routers...fits arbor bolt on my old 7" Craftsman circular saw... New, never used...mate to one I bought there some time back for a buck...now that I have a pair, they'll probably end up in grandson's tool totes down the road...no arguing that way... These were from the Habitat for Humanity Restore...with the first of the month price adjustments based on price sticker color, I spent $2.45 + tx... The saw guide is for older (e.g. 1970's) Skil's circular & jig saws...I have both. T-20 x 1/4" dr...I seem to go through a lot of that size and for .15c ea.. scraper blade in a repurposed handle works great to scrape glue squeeze out. Another extra arbor bolt wrench for my old Craftsman circular... One never can have enough arbor bolt wrenches...probably a few more stashed not pictured...
Interesting article published in today's Woodworker's Journal eZine regarding the connection between Chervon and Skil as well as Chervon's association with other tool manufacturers including Bosch. Worth the time to read IMO. Woodworker's Journal eZine Article