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Old 02-05-2006, 10:28 PM   #11
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If your scrollsaw has a flat base (not pads at the corners of the base) you can use a piece the rubberized sanding pad material under it. It can also be found at RV dealers as shelf liner material. I got mine from House of Tools, but I don't know if they have stores in the East.

As for the belt sander, I own a pro woodworking shop, and have access to a variety of sanding equipment, so it is hard to comment on a small bench unit. I have never been a fan of disc sanders, for one thing the abrasive speed and material removal rate varies quite a bit from center to outside and I prefer the constant speed from a belt sander.

Hope this helps, Boomer
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:32 PM   #12
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I made my own from a 10 inch disk available from Canadian Tire that goes right on the shaft of an electric motor.

They sell the collars that clamp at both ends of the motor. I have seen a particle board box made up with a top 2 ft square. Then a cut out so the motor and disk mount half way down in the box. The guy even had a vacuum hooked up to the box to suck the sawdust down and into the vacuum.
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:56 PM   #13
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Table Disk Sander

Hi All,

Nice rig Dennis, I like the adjustable table.

I made mine years ago from an old washing machine motor. The disk is 1/8th" aluminum epoxied to plywood which is screwed to a 6in. pulley.

It is in a ply box hooked up to an old 'broom' vacume cleaner. It is wired so the vacume and an adjustable desk lamp come on when I flick the disk sander on. My Dremel scroll saw lives on top of the box.

I use 60 grit 'Belt sander grade' disks that last a long time. I shape all kinds of materials, even true up my woodworking chisels/plane blades.

Its one of my tools I really like.

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Old 02-06-2006, 10:08 PM   #14
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Re: sander

Originally Posted by rcjetguy
I have a CTC sander-1" belt & 5" disc.The sandpaper wears out too fast. I would suggest the larger one. I'm hoping to get the larger one sometime. Yes they are handy. You will use it!
Why don't you sell Bob this one then you cn have some money for that bigger one!
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Old 03-04-2006, 05:16 PM   #15
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Well I finally went out today and bought the C.T.C. 1"belt/5" sander.I liked the size of it for my small shop and the price is right.Thanks for
your input guys.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:56 AM   #16
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My dream sander

This is the sander that I've been wishing for. But I just hate having to buy something this heavy and have it shipped over the border.

Maybe someday I will get to a hrborfreight store in the U.S.

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Old 03-06-2006, 09:32 AM   #17
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That's a nice one, Jim. I've only been in Harbour freight once in Virginia Beach, and cleaned them out of the 12 volt solar panels they had on sale for US$12. Really neat store.
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