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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.
       

      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
      Overall
      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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      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
      via craftsman.com
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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
      Overall
      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
      Overall
      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
      Overall
      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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