Central Machinery - 12" Direct Drive Bench Top Disc Sander (Rating: 4)

I reviewed this online and purchased it at my local Harbor Freight yesterday. I cut splines a little proud when making boxes and this sander is ideal for sanding the sides of the boxes smooth before moving on to a ROS and finish sanders. I set it up and used it on two boxes yesterday and it was a good price vs. utility decision. The original price was $129.99 on sale for $119.99 and with a 20 o/o coupon final price was $ 95.99 before taxes. I would give it 4 1/2 stars rather than 5 because the table is a little rough but I plan to smooth it with wet/dry sandpaper. It has a 2" dust collection port that work pretty good also. The 1 1/4 HP motor is more than adequate.
Description of Central Machinery 43468 (From the Harbor Freight website) http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch-direct-drive-bench-top-disc-sander-43468.html

  • 1-1/4 HP motor
  • Cast aluminum table and disc guard
  • Motor: 120V, 22.7 amps (start), 1.25 HP, 1750 RPM
  • Table tilts 0°-30° and 0°-50° in 10° increments
  • Miter gauge adjusts from 30° - 90° L/R in 1° increments
  • vacuum port: 2.802
  • Table size: 16-3/8" L x 6-7/8" W
  • Table height: 7-5/8" from base

Overall dimensions: 19-5/8" x 16-3/8" x 14-5/8"