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texasnOK
Sep 29 , 2007
Sanding pads...here they are.
Thanks to the previous reviewer, I did find the pads at Ryobi. You can actually find them too at the Sears site if you type "parts and service" in the search on the upper left of the site. Any how, the part numbers for the pads are good on both the Ryobi site and the Sears site. The part number for the pads are on pg. 16 of the user manual. Here they are though..019001001023 = 1each 60 grit pad, 019001001024 = 1each 120 grit pad, 019001001025 = 1each 240 grit pad. As far as the sander, its not bad. I have not had it long nor have I used it much, but it does well on smaller to medium jobs. To me it's worth it if you by the whole cordless kit, but I would go with a corded sander if you get the sander by itself.
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Sand01
Jul 6 , 2007
Hard to find sand paper
My only complaint is that this item requires a special size and shape of sand paper that apparently is not available at Sears. The closest thing the associate could find was for the "Mouse" sanders. Close but not quite right. Come on Sears... if you are going to sell an item that requires a special consumable, the least you can do is stock that item.
 

NCMr.FixIt

Durham, NC

Mar 30 , 2015
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Decent slander, add to your C3 lineup

On my second one. First one broke after about 8-9 years of moderate DIYer use (main "driveshaft" broke). Happy with that ROI. Have a number of C3 tools and happy with most.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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j2bears

Ehrenberg, AZ

Mar 18 , 2015
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another 19.2v hit

sander works well, but it is not up to the job i purchased it for. I will need an orbital sander, then use this pad sander for the finish work before priming.


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homeworkshop

East Freetown, MA

Feb 23 , 2015
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Love this sander

it is lightweight and does a great job

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dct45

Laguna Woods, CA

Feb 4 , 2015
via craftsman.com
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Not for extended use!

Tried to use this to do bathroom cabinets, motor got hot and eventually the drive gear became disengaged so it stopped vibrating, I opened it up and found the motor mount was plastic and wallowed out so the drive gear would no longer engage the pinion, It also has the absolutely worst on/off switch, Being a person with large fingers I found the switch very difficult to operate as it is flush mounted with a small pad. I had to take the very tip of my finger to engage the switch. Craftsman engineers need to redesign this switch along with the motor mount. More venting for the motor wouldn't hurt either as it becomes pretty hot with extended run time


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chews_cruise

Dresden, OH

Jan 26 , 2015
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wife's

I purchased this for my wife as she does woodworking projects. We have numerous C3 tools and love them.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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drbmrb

Paducah, KY

Jan 12 , 2015
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Does not come with battery

Don't know if it works good or not doesn't come with battery or charger didn't see that when I order it.


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RETAWC

San Diego, CA

Jan 6 , 2015
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Another great C3 Tool

Last piece to complete the C3 series tools. I like the way you can quickly change tools and use the same battery system for each. The batteries charge quickly and I have never had to stop working due to the batteries.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MovingfromCraftsma

Northborough, MA

Dec 15 , 2014
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Wore the first one out...

The motor bearing gave out on the first one... I used it a lot. Repair cost for motor is higher than cost of new unit...

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tabithajade24

Goodyear, AZ

Dec 4 , 2014
via kmart.com
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Great sander

I bought this as a gift for my husband. He has the a lot of the c3 products. He loves this sander, he uses for household jobs. It is a great tool to have on hand. I only wish it came with a battery!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Hackettstown

Hackettstown, NJ

Nov 21 , 2014
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C3 Sander

Works great to sand down rough spots on wood. I was able to finish sanding a bar with the sandpaper still in tack and battery life remaining .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cp14851

Oceanside, NY

Oct 22 , 2014
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Sander

Good product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tom-in-TO

Arroyo Grande, CA

Oct 7 , 2014
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Good sander

I bought this on a whim to sand down some epoxy prior to painting my garage floor. It's designed for wood, so I didn't expect it to be ideal, but it did a fine job of scuffing up the (hard!) epoxy in preparation for painting. Surprisingly, the triangle pads last quite a while. On a full standard XCP Li-ion battery charge it lasts about 20-30 minutes. Recommended.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Oct 2 , 2014
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GREAT PORTABLE SANDER!

I had already bought a Craftsman Impact Wrench that came with a Li-ion Battery pack so this was a no brainer for me. I do projects around my house and hand sanding lead to many blisters. Waited a bit till it was on sale and got it for around $20 dollars. after getting it i have been sanding and put it to good use. IT WORKS GREAT! I did worry if the handle and the way it is designed, compared to other sanders, might interfere but once you have it in your hand you can find many ways to hold it while sanding. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE, i wish there was a better range of sanding pads. The C3 sanding pads available now, which i bought along with the sander, are good and well priced but still wish there were more options and larger quantity packs. The sander also has channels that channels the wood dust out the way so it doesn't interfere with your sanding. The saw dust escapes through the gap right above the craftsman logo. The Li-ion battery LAST A VERY LONG TIME! I sanded for a long time and the battery still lit up green. Overall its a great buy!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rur

Saint Petersburg, FL

Sep 9 , 2014
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Works well

The sander worked well. I would suggest it be made clear that the battery must be purchased separately. And that the charger is also a separate purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 21 , 2014
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Sander that does the job for most things

I used this to remove splinters on my deck and it does the job. Also removes old paint although it take some time to do that. It comes with sand paper so all you need is a recharged battery and you'll be all set.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pop2

Cantonment, FL

Aug 14 , 2014
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C3 19.2-Volt Pad Sander

the C3 19.2-volt pad sander is a great addition to my collection of the other C3 tools, the portability of battery power makes is a very handy tool,.... for even a small quick job, grab it, use it, and done, no cords, no outlets, no delays, ,,,,,the 19.2volt battery provides plenty of power,... buy it, you won't be disappointed

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Windhammer

Windham, NH

Jul 24 , 2014
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Seems like the forward tip is the only part that does any sanding

I don't know if I'm using it wrong, or if it's intended that the forward point does all of the sanding, but that's how it works for me. Does a great job and fantastic at removing material fast. Very glad that it uses a standard size sanding pad since it opens you up to a bunch of options that are not available in store.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Apr 24 , 2014
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Works as Advertised!

Very good sander. I already own multiple C3 tools so adding this was a no brainer. The only downside is that you have to buy the sandpaper from Sears and you cannot select which one you want. Each package comes with 1 fine grit, 1 medium grit, and 1 heavy grit. I would like to be able buy the grit size I want and not all three.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Malbert

Anderson, SC

Apr 19 , 2014
via mobile
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Excellent tool

Great battery operated sander by Craftsman, comes in handy and easy to use. Great tool to add to your collection of 19.2 volt Craftsman tools.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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slim6801

Westbury, NY

Mar 29 , 2014
via mobile
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Good

I had a small project to do and was in need of a sander and since I already have a few C3 batteries I decided to give this little sander a try. I have to say I was impressed. Has the power to sand real well. It's lightweight. Overall not bad at all.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 16 , 2014
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this sander makes short jobs very easy/good price and very easy to handle/c

3 batteries hold up well

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kaminari

Torrance, CA

Mar 13 , 2014
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Replacement Pads

The 5 pack various types replacement pads are Item # 00967596000P http://www.sears.com/craftsman-assorted-grit-c3-detail-sander-sheets/p-00967596000P?sLevel=0&redirectType=SKIP_LEVEL

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DCDG

Daly City, CA

Jan 2 , 2014
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Nice little sander!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Womanwithpowertool

Vancouver, WA

Jul 16 , 2013
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Works great

I have the other tools that go with the battery pack except the samder. It is easy to use and works great. Now my set is complete and I have made good use of all my tools. No cords to get in the way and I can handle the weight.


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Jerry.Kennedy

Camas, WA

Jun 29 , 2013
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Convenient and useful

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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