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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:09 pm
What are the difference between the Hutchins DAs?

They seem to have multiple price point lines. I am just looking for a 3/32" 6" H&L pad version for my weekend work (once the weather warms back up!)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:16 am
no idea, Dynabrade on snap on make the best DA imo
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:42 am
PainterDave wrote:no idea, Dynabrade on snap on make the best DA imo


Nice to know, I too thought Hutchins was best ?
Still all 3 are still way over priced in my opinion

All are still gonna bend the shaft when dropped
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:10 pm
OldFatBald wrote:What are the difference between the Hutchins DAs?

They seem to have multiple price point lines. I am just looking for a 3/32" 6" H&L pad version for my weekend work (once the weather warms back up!)

Thanks for any help.


Depends upon what your primary usage will be. The 3/16" throw might be a better option than the 3/32" if you are removing paint, prepping metal for primer or color sanding. It is a more aggressive action than the 3/32" which is meant for finer detailed work.

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'68 Coronet R/T wrote: Depends upon what your primary usage will be. The 3/16" throw might be a better option than the 3/32" if you are removing paint, prepping metal for primer or color sanding. It is a more aggressive action than the 3/32" which is meant for finer detailed work.


I use the 3/32 for color sanding prior to polishing. Though I will probably end up picking up a 3/16 for stripping as I have been picking up used tanks that I want to strip to bare metal.

I was wondering what the difference is between their $120, $250 & $400 DAs.

I ended up buying one of their $120 units as I am a weekender.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:55 pm
From what I am reading the 6" DAs are all under $250. It is when you get into the model 4500 palm style sander that the price jumps up. These have a different design.

I have a Hutchins inline sander and it works flawlessly. Great for getting larger panels straight.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:36 am
I have a snap on and a hutchins and i use snap on at work way quicker im guessing a bigger throw. And hutchins for a backup. Not bad just takes alot longer to sand a panel down. Dont know the exact throw but got the one in the middle. There were 3 dif ones. Hutchins was 120. Snap on about 300

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