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HF Belt/Disk Sander

by PPBart
posted 12-12-2018 10:37 PM


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#1 posted 12-12-2018 10:43 PM

AArrgh!!! I don’t know why every picture I post here is inverted!

-- PPBart

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#2 posted 12-12-2018 10:45 PM

Thanks for posting. HF is getting my attention.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 12-12-2018 10:52 PM

Next you need to get an eraser stick for sanding discs and belts. Will make your sanding medium last longer and work much better.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#4 posted 12-12-2018 10:55 PM

Ditto about the eraser.

I keep mine in a bench so I can angle it this way and that. It’s does it’s job.

Try taking pics in landscape mode or with your phone sideways. It’s the cure for an iPhone at least. Otherwise, I edit the pic by rotating it a hair one way or another. Doesn’t matter which way or how much.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 12-12-2018 10:59 PM



AArrgh!!! I don t know why every picture I post here is inverted!

- PPBart

What camera are you using and how are you holding went you snap a picture?. You need learn what camera orientation produces the desired effect. If it doesn’t work in any orientation then you need to learn how put it into a photo editor and rotate it.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 11:03 PM

thanks AG :<))
how much did you pay for this tool ?

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 12-12-2018 11:58 PM

Scrap the cabinet it came with. Make a new one with some drawers to store sandpaper, and a eraser stick, as well as anything else you can cram into it. Space being a premium I see a lot of potential and another project for ya.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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fivecodys

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#8 posted 12-13-2018 12:36 AM

An old wood worked I knew used an old tennis shoe sole to clean his belts and sanding disks. I have tried it a few times and it seems to work fine. I used a white sole. I also have a green rubber stick meant for this purpose but I thought I might pass this along anyway!

Wood workers are the most ingenuous people I know.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#9 posted 12-13-2018 12:46 AM



...eraser stick…

In years past we always used old tennis shoe soles! <g>

-- PPBart

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#10 posted 12-13-2018 12:49 AM


...put it into a photo editor and rotate it.

It’s an IPhone 6, and I use Photoshop Elements as my editor.

- AlaskaGuy


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#11 posted 12-13-2018 12:52 AM



thanks AG :<))
how much did you pay for this tool ?

- GR8HUNTER

Original price was $239.99.
25% discount was $60.00
So I paid $179.99 (plus tax)

-- PPBart

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#12 posted 12-13-2018 12:54 AM



Scrap the cabinet it came with. ...

LOL! When I read you message I was sitting here sketching a new cabinet base.

-- PPBart

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 12-13-2018 02:27 AM


LOL! When I read you message I was sitting here sketching a new cabinet base.

- PPBart

LOL, let your imagination go.

Two tablesaws, one cabinet with lots of drawers.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#14 posted 12-13-2018 06:51 AM

Add a spacer to the height you want between the base and the sander. HF used to sell the 4×36 and the 6×48 sanders with dust collection. They stopped selling them with dust collection a year ago. So you have to build your own dust system to go with it. This is a great price, but need dust collection. When I was looking at the Rikon it was on sale for $438. Now the same place sells the Rikon for $579.

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#15 posted 12-13-2018 12:11 PM

I have two of these sanders set up with two grits. I do not use the disc part myself. I have mine mounted vertically. That works well and takes up a little less space. I made a wooden box that fits around the belt and connected my 6” dust collector to them. I make small crafty things so this is the most used tool in my shop. I use the eraser often. I buy a large flat one and cut it to size. Lasts me about three years.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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#16 posted 12-13-2018 01:24 PM

I would not put that cart on casters. Looks like a recipe for tipping to me. Just a friendly $.02 :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#17 posted 12-13-2018 01:52 PM


... I do not use the disc part myself…wooden box that fits around the belt…

One point made in a couple of reviews was the relatively flimsy aluminum sanding disk; one noted that Grizzly sells a compatible cast iron disk. At this point I’ll reserve judgement and see how the aluminum disk works for my needs. The sander does have dust collection ports, just haven’t yet hooked up to the shop vac.

-- PPBart

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#18 posted 12-13-2018 02:00 PM



I would not put that cart on casters. Looks like a recipe for tipping to me. Just a friendly $.02 :-)

- HokieKen

You’re probably correct in regards to the standard base. I’ll probably build a cabinet base with a bit larger foodprint and much heavier, so it should be pretty stable.

-- PPBart

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