A dedicated disc sander is a useful addition to any shop, but it's another tool expense that often falls down the list of "must haves" until it never gets purchased. What you may not know is that an ordinary bench grinder is easy to convert into a disc sander by simply replacing a grinding wheel with a plywood disk and a spacer (see page 46). Once you've made that switch, your new "sander" will need a sturdy platform and sanding table - the genesis for this project. If you're the resourceful sort or feed your woodworking hobby from a lean budget, this Shop-built Disc Sander should have instant curb appeal!
Features:Centralized controls allow you to access all the needed buttons on one simple panelThe auto thicknesser will capture the piece of wood to give the user the exact starting thicknessThe variable speed feed belt allows you to accurately dial in the exact feed speed to best suit your projectDigital readout will show the user the exact thickness of the finished piece, or will allow you to preset exactly the thickness you prefer for the finished pieceThe disc brake slows the machine quickly and will activate immediately to stop machine in an emergencyThe electric eye system controls the sanding belt oscillation to prevent the belt from running off the ends of the drums, as well as use the sanding surface more uniformly without leaving sanding lines on the workpieceThe three motor system allows for maximum horsepower to independently power the drive drums, the variable speed feed belt, and the feed tableStandard Equipment:2 Sanding belts, 100 and 180 GritGraphite platenTool box
Designed for sanding and grinding irregular shapes, contours and hard-to-reach areas, these sanding drums are made from premium double resin bonded aluminum oxide abrasives. Just chuck the sanding drum into your drill and get to work. They are ideal for use on wood, metal, fiberglass and painted surfaces. Includes one sanding drum with six sanding sleeves: (2) fine, (2) medium and (2) coarse.