Wooden belt sander

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Project by littlebear posted 03-02-2017 11:57 AM 28169 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After some research on the web i decided to build this 6” x48” belt sander. It works great with my drill connected to it.

-- Ralphie Maine

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#1 posted 03-02-2017 12:01 PM

Very nice…looks good. I am certain some wood appreciate more details so they can make one.

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 12:49 PM

Nice design… did you do the rollers on a lathe and how is the tracking? Now all you need is a variable speed treadmill motor!


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 01:12 PM

Operated using a simple drill. See my links.

-- Ralphie Maine

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 02:12 PM

I love the way you made the rollers. Excellent idea.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 03:10 PM

Nice and simple, you might want a backing pad, depends what you are doing. Does the drill have enough power, and is it fast enough.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 03:50 PM

Yes it does need the back plate under the belt
If you have the big 20 v max DeWalt drill
The thing runs great and fast. I will add
A 1 hp variable speed motor at some point
. This was a prototype for a future build.
Changes will be made to the unit.

-- Ralphie Maine

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#7 posted 03-02-2017 08:39 PM

Ralph, that’s very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 03-06-2017 09:20 AM

Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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