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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.
 
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
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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
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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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Feb 21 , 2013
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Great Sander

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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roydjt

Fair Oaks, CA

Dec 17 , 2012
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Does its job well

I've had this sander for a few years now and have used it plenty of times.  The weight even with the battery is manageable and not awkward.  It's pretty well balanced and easy to maneuver.  The shape allows you to sand large flat areas or focus on small spots with the point, and you can get into tight places.  I haven't had any issues with heat or wear, I just pop in a freshly charged battery when I hear it start to slow down. 


The only negative I have is that the switch is a little awkward.  If I were wearing thick work gloves it would be tough to press the button.  The button starts flush with the housing and moves in about 1/4".  You press it in on the opposite side of the unit to turn it off.  I would have preferred a trigger or a toggle switch, but it's a minor beef.  Overall it's a nice little sander and it's always done the trick for me.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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nbcnco

Swartz Creek, MI

Dec 15 , 2012
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C3 Pad Sander

Bought this sander as a result of a basement flood. My wife and I have been using red oak as the trim and because of the flood we need to re-sand before putting another coat of poly on to protect the stain. Sander is light and well balanced which helps the wife as her hands are not the best. Not the first C3 tools nor will it be my last.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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HansKnutson

West Salem, WI

Dec 10 , 2012
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Great Sander

This Sander really makes my life easier. It helps me sand anything, even in hard to reach places, and since it's cordless, I never need an extension cord or outlet to plug into. I just snap in the lithium battery, and i'm ready to go.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jenneric1

Binghamton, NY

Dec 6 , 2012
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Great for the price

Purchased to sand a table top, and it did in 1 hour what i attempted to do by hand for 5 days. Nice, compact, impressive power.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bmendes

Riverview, FL

Nov 8 , 2012
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Great sander

This is a great addition to the C-3 19.2 volt family.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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brianjacobs44

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Mar 11 , 2012
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For the price, this sander will do!!!

I've used this sander on several jobs. It helps if you have a lithium battery, otherwise you will run out of juice before the job it done. The product is tough and can take a beating. It has never failed on me and seems to be ready for more! It is a tad loud, but for a rough and tough sander, that would be expected. It is easy to clean (I usually blow it down with my Craftsman compressor) and has a thick handle to grip with your hands. For the price, it is a great deal and won't let you down!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nate4OA

Manhattan, KS

Mar 5 , 2012
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Compact and light weight.

This sander is very useful for all projects.  Though it is hard to find more sand paper that fits it, dont be confused my other craftsman sand paper, it may not fit.


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jdn1113

Conover, NC

Feb 14 , 2012
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reliable

sturdy and reliable.  good craftman quality.


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jvanibm

Northborough, MA

Jan 17 , 2012
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C3 Pad Sander - just the right size and power

Picked up as part of a set of C3 tools, this sander wasn't used right away, but when I did use it, I found it to be perfect for the job.  I have other (corded) pad sanders, but this one was just the right size, had plenty of run time using the NiCd batteries (have a spare that you can charge while using one), and didn't lose the sanding paper like some others do.  The sanding pads are a tad expensive (at about $1 each) so you might want to consider buying bulk paper and cutting to shape.  For jobs that are out of reach of AC power, it's just the ticket.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JSFreeman

Des Plaines, IL

Nov 16 , 2011
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Nice sander.

It's a nice sander for the money. Reaches difficult areas without problems. Easy to handle. Don't expect to finish large areas with one battery, though. It spends a lot of time dying down. I'd be happier if it was able to squeeze as much juice out of the battery as possible and then just died rather than gradually tapering off.

Overall, though, I'm glad I have it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RepairMania

Taylor, AZ

May 19 , 2011
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Sander lasted about 10 hours and burned up...no warranty

I have all the 19.2V tools and use them all but this one is a joke. Very light use and the thing burned up. I have had it for over a year but never really used it that much. I thought it would last longer with the little use I gave it for my small projects but it burned up. And of course, no warranty left. Sears refused to help me at all. Probably last 19.2 V unit I buy.


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gatorguy

Pensacola, FL

Mar 27 , 2011
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Inexpensive cordless sander

I bought this because I needed a cordless sander for a few projects. I have had a lot of success with Craftsman battery powered tools (drills) and this was a good deal. It would have been a great deal if it came with its own battery but it didnt and I went ahead and bought a battery at the same time that I bought this sander. I used it for a few weeks very sparingly and then when I needed it for some serious sanding I went to use it and the velcro pad that is attached to the unit came off??? I brought the unit back into Sears and they replaced the pad. I have since used it a lot and it performs very well. I wish it had some sort of variable speed control and a more rubberized grip to deal with the vibrations that this thing can produce. Also it would have been nice to have the battery a little higher up on the body. There has been a few times when I could not use this unit because of the battery sticking out so close the the sand paper. If the battery was about another inch or more higher it would allow for me to get into a few more spaces instead of having to rely the manual sander (my hand). the on off control is a little hanky at times.

Over all this is a pretty decent unit. I have been very pleased with its performance.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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itguy08

Camp Hill, PA

Jan 5 , 2011
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Great little sander.

So I was in Sears before Christmas and was browsing the tool department. The saleslady asks me if I needed any help and I just said, "Nope, just looking". She told me about the 10% sale they had that day only.... Remembering I had a bunch of trim to sand in the basement and a bunch of C3 tools I took a look at this baby. Ended up getting it and it works well for that as well as other sanding I've needed to do. It does go through batteries but I think that's to be expected. I also wish it had a way to collect the dust. For sandpaper, go to ********** and get the Norton refills for the Ryobi. Fit perfectly and you don't have to worry if your Sears doesn't stock them. All in all, another great tool.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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