Ridgid - Ridgid EB 44242 Oscillating Spindle Sander
Best overall, best value
Winner And Still Champion
Street price: $200
Table size: 14 in. by 19 in., tilting
Motor rating: 3.5 amps
Spindle/drum sizes: 1/2 in., 3/4 in., 1 in., 1-1/2 in., and 2 in.
Spindle stroke: 3/4 in.
Oscillations per min.: 60
Dust collection: Very good
An earlier Ridgid model won Best Overall the last time we reviewed oscillating spindle sanders. This time was no different. The EB 44242 is the most versatile of the bunch, with a big table and great dust collection. Includes onboard storage for drums with sleeves, inserts, and tools. Workspace in front of spindle is limited to 4 in. wide by 9 in. long.