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Ripper70

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 11:30 PM

I made one using the motor from an old scroll saw. It’s a 1/3 h.p. 1725 r.p.m. motor and has plenty of power for my needs. I bought a 12” Shopsmith steel sanding disc for about $20 bucks and sourced 12” adhesive backed paper in various grits, both from eBay. Real cheap. I use it all the time and am glad I have it. It ain’t pretty but it does what I need it to do. I’d love to have a spindle type sander also and hope to add one in the future as they do, indeed, seem like they serve much different purposes.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo


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