Long story: In 1998 my garage shop in West L.A. was broken into by Hisp. gang members and some Milwaukee and Skil power tools were stolen. They also got my Delta 1172 Tenoning Jig. Among the missing was my old Skil locomotive Belt Sander--the type that's really getting popular now.
Well, in a fit of frustration after that happened, I went and bought a new Porter Cable 503 belt sander. Then after I bought it I didn't ever use it very much, as I didn't want to bang it around in the back of my truck. So I carried an old Black and Dorkie belt sander around on jobs, and left the P.C. 503 in my (new) shop. (That had lots better security).
So the years go by, and I didn't use the P.C 503 that much at all. So about a month ago I sold that sucker on ebay for what I felt was a good price ($460). And my old Black and Darker belt sander was about worn out--half the time it wouldn't start up unless I held it sideways. Anyway, I also sold the B&D for $10 and considered myself better off. So I went on ebay and bought a pair of Milwaukee belt sanders--a 5900 and a 5925. The 5925 has dust collection and the 5900 doesn't. I paid about $60 each for them and they are very clean and had been well taken care of.
So I'm wondering if these Milwaukee's have any pecularities that I need to know about. Do they eat drive belts?
By the way, the Hisp. gang members were really dumb. I had a collection of old Stanley planes that was worth much more than the power tools, and they left them alone.