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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29moonshine, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. 29moonshine
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,292

    29moonshine
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    what is the best inline sander to get tired of harbor freight junk . have a lot of body work to do on my suburban thanks
     
  2. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,069

    FunnyCar65
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    from Colorado

    Hutchens spendy but worth it,love my orbital.
     
  3. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,313

    Pinstriper40
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    I've got a Chicago Pneumatic 7268 I believe. I love it.
     
  4. JohnnyP.
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,299

    JohnnyP.
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    hutchens for sure.
     
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  5. 53210
    Joined: Dec 18, 2007
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    53210
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    from canada

    hutchins for longevity
     
  6. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,940

    pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    Do they still build Atco/Viking airfiles? My Atco was going on 25 with one rebuild when it was stolen. I wouldn't have an orbital airfile as a gift!

    " Humpty Dumpty was pushed "
     
  7. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426

    Willy301
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    I recently went through this same quandry. Before I broke down and bought the Hutchins, a guy gave me a brand new Chicago Pneumatic still in the box. With that said, as soon as I can raise the funds, the Hutchins will be in my possession. The Hutchins has less vibrations, and has the only orbital inline sander I have seen, and I am impressed..
     
  8. Making new atcoa-viking and also repairing the old ones with nos and used parts. Still even has a few very low hour demo units. Has a trade in program for your old atco on a new one. (not cheap)
    Karl himself rebuilt one for me, 85.00 plus shipping and runs like new. In daily use since 1980s. Plus he's great to talk to. 85 years old and still at it.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...1aH0DQ&usg=AFQjCNF5f8J_d-7YsamsyZTVm0CREjAwRA

    Ain't nothing like an atcoa
     
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  9. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    Engine man
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    from Wisconsin

    Yes they still make them. Do a Google search to find them.
     
  10. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,742

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    I spent the wad on a Hutchins and have been very happy with it. It was a shit load of money, but I expect to have it the rest of my life and it was made in the United States.

    I must say...when I first got it it was kind of slow and I was a little disappointed, but after a month or so it really started mowing down the Bondo in a big hurry.

    Good luck, -Abone.
     
  11. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    If you get good with the use of a half round " Surfform " blade you'll use less paper, produce less dust, and speed your repair time when using your air file.

    " Life ain't no Disney movie "
     
  12. 29moonshine
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    frist i need a air file that last more than 3 days been through 4 harbor freight files in 3 weeks taking the last one back today
     
  13. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    Did the same thing, then went and bought one at Advanced Auto Parts. Don't know what brand it is off hand, but it has been reliable - I know it's a candy burgundy color.
     
  14. viking-atcoa I put a oiler on the machine it will make them live a long time:D
    i must have been bondo-king as i wore out quite a few of these
    the worn out cheepies :mad:are good for spot putty and finishing

    also you wear out your hands, carpel tunnel and I got arthritus so bad I cant believe it

    there is no cheep way out on doing production air filing:cool:

    eugene former Bondo King now mostly in pain:mad:
     
  15. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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  16. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    Love cars, love working on cars, hate doing bodywork - have to do it because I'm too cheap (broke)to pay someone else to. Been blocking a car for the last week and my hands are dried out with my hands and forearms sore. I have a lot of respect for those who do it every day for a living.
     
  17. goose-em
    Joined: Aug 23, 2008
    Posts: 349

    goose-em
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    from Louisiana

    I have an electric Milwaukee band file that is a workhorse. Cost around $300
     
  18. Dynabrade for my in line and I use a Hutchins orbital air file with 180 grit for the finish filler. It all gets hand blocked from there...
     
  19. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,237

    Noland
    Member

    hutchins love them. I own one in line hustler air board. one orbital board and 2 DAs. I bought all of them used and they never miss a beat and run really smooth.
     
  20. RopeSeals???
    Joined: Jul 2, 2007
    Posts: 444

    RopeSeals???
    Member

    Rodac if you can find one or a Hutchins...
     
  21. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,743

    chopolds
    Member
    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    I've had my Hutchins Hustler for over 30 years! Didn't like the orbital, but kept the straight line longboard.
     
  22. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can
    Member

    I have an IR. Got it before I started my 53 build, and they sell them at Walmart.com, It seems to be good, I had a HF one that lasted about 15 min berfore it broke.
     
  23. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,707

    Weasel
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    The HF lasted that long? Wow, you got lucky....
     

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