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Posted on Kuster Sandstar SS757 37" wide belt sander?

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 09:42 PM

But… i do not recommend a wide belt for anything other than a serious production environment

They require lots of space, lots of power and mostly LOTS OF DUST COLLECTION

A close friend has a time saver and it is down half the time, repair parts are pricey

- cabmaker

I have to disagree a little bit.

The foot print on my 37” wide belt is only 5’ x 5’ that includes the intake and output feed belt rollers.
I hook it up to my 4” port on my Powermatic double bag dust collector and it works fine.
I use mine once or twice a week, not high production, but when I use it, it’s great, and I’m glad I have it.
Hardly no down time in the 15 years I’ve had mine. replaced a tracking part, spent maybe 100 bucks.
That’s about all I have ever put into it besides some link belts.
but I’ve had great success with mine and wouldn’t think about owning a drum sander after having the wide belt.

The only downside is the 3 phase power, which my shop has, but others may not.

I’ve never tried the stroke sander but find them interesting.

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