Challenge Xtreme Detail Sander - 135W £9.99 (was £18) @ Argos C&C
216°Expired

Challenge Xtreme Detail Sander - 135W £9.99 (was £18) @ Argos C&C

14
Found 26th Jan 2016
As above

Handy sander at a handy price:)

This Challenge Xtreme detail sander is ideal for sanding intricate areas. Its triangular shape allows you to sand in even the tightest of corners. With a speed of 13000 rotations per minute and six sanding sheets included, this sander is perfect for getting the job done quickly.

Pad sander.
135 watts.
13000rpm/.
6 x sanding sheets included.
Front handle.
Size H18, W12, D17cm.
Sander weight 1kg.
Cable length of 2.5m.
Hook and loop fastening system.
Dust extraction.
EAN: 7113897.
Community Updates

Groups

14 Comments
Original Poster
additional sanding sheets ( just in case anybody might wonder )
toolstation.com/sho…531
Thanks OP. Just reserved one. Looks like the specs are better than the Black & Decker Mouse sander.
Original Poster
quaium

Thanks OP. Just reserved one. Looks like the specs are better than the … Thanks OP. Just reserved one. Looks like the specs are better than the Black & Decker Mouse sander.



No worries' this is a good bit of kit for the price' don't let any cold voters on here put you off' I've got one used it loads of times and does a great job
Heat added
Nice - ordered one.
quaium

Thanks OP. Just reserved one. Looks like the specs are better than the … Thanks OP. Just reserved one. Looks like the specs are better than the Black & Decker Mouse sander.


Most things are better than B&D these days! Another brand living off past success.
Say I bought a big bit of tree section to make a table. This is what you'd use to smooth it down?

Total DIY noob, but have a project on at the moment..
Vanderlust

Say I bought a big bit of tree section to make a table. This is what … Say I bought a big bit of tree section to make a table. This is what you'd use to smooth it down?Total DIY noob, but have a project on at the moment..



If it's a big bit of wood, a belt sander to start with, and then move down to this for the finer sanding, or pref a random orbit sander so you don't get swirl marks.
Edited by: "Jinkz" 27th Jan 2016
I've had a few Challenge Xtreme items from Argos via deals on here. I'm no tool snob - I'm always grateful for cheap and spare tools, but this brand has been a real letdown.

Sure, you don't expect them to compare to DeWalt, Ryobi or Bosch, but the last Challenge tool I had fell to bits within a few uses.
Jinkz

If it's a big bit of wood, a belt sander to start with, and then move … If it's a big bit of wood, a belt sander to start with, and then move down to this for the finer sanding, or pref a random orbit sander so you don't get swirl marks.



Awesome thanks, didn't even consider that swirl mark thing. Would have been a downer.
Anyone know how/if this would cope with shifting gloss paint off a bannister?

The heatgun & scrape method is taking me ages and Nitromors is not an option...

Cheers
trail182

Anyone know how/if this would cope with shifting gloss paint off a … Anyone know how/if this would cope with shifting gloss paint off a bannister?The heatgun & scrape method is taking me ages and Nitromors is not an option...Cheers


It should do the job except for the fiddly little bits (internal corners, etc.) but if it's an intricate bannister and/or has round profiles you risk changing their shape. Probably not the best on anything but those very simple 1970s bannisters with all flat sections. There will still be little bits that only paint stripper will reach. Not an easy job if you don't plan to repaint.
I have this and the black and decker mouse and believe this one is definitely better. Grips the sanding sheets much better than the b&d as well as less vibration to your hands.
Besford

It should do the job except for the fiddly little bits (internal corners, … It should do the job except for the fiddly little bits (internal corners, etc.) but if it's an intricate bannister and/or has round profiles you risk changing their shape. Probably not the best on anything but those very simple 1970s bannisters with all flat sections. There will still be little bits that only paint stripper will reach. Not an easy job if you don't plan to repaint.



Thanks - there are plenty of flat areas so reckon it might help
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text