THREE STRIKES and your OUT
This machine is pitiful. I order sander #1 online and picked it up at the store. When I got home, unpacked, and started assembly, I noticed one of the rubber feet were missing. I removed the base to see if the missing foot was inside the base and saw that the starting capacitor was loose and the mounting was broken. I called and was instructed to return it to the store and reorder.
Sander #2 came today and upon opening the box, the motor base was cracked across its entire width. Back to the store for a refund.
At the store, the associate said they actually had a sander in stock. The box looked good, the contents were good, and I took it home. They even gave me the sale price which became effective today.
Once assembled, I lifted the belt arm up and noticed the motor end caps were moving! On further inspection, one of the two motor case bolts had been stripped when it was put together, making the motor unsafe and useless. After supper I will take Sander #3 back and not get another.
This machine is a great idea and has a good price, but it is by FAR the worse quality machine/tool to carry the Craftsman name that I have seen in my 62 years. I am disappointed in not having the machine and I am angry that three machines were broken on arrival. DON'T BUY THIS JUNK!
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