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Forum topic by Ron Hampe posted 07-09-2018 05:31 AM 1117 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ron Hampe

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07-09-2018 05:31 AM

Bought this Saturday for $600 with 4 belts (3 are new). Haven’t been able to find any reviews on it and very little information. Homeowner said he bought it new in 1998 and that it saw very little use which is why he was selling it. Includes all 3 spindles with their original sleeves and the table for it in new unused condition. Had to disassemble it to get it up the steps and am guessing it weighs in the neighborhood of 500lbs. What can you tell me about it?


-- Ron, Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 07-09-2018 06:41 AM

It’s a great tool. Used one in a cabinet shop I used to work in. It was a workhorse.

We kept the table angled so that we used the entire width of the belt in the course of sanding an edge. That helped prolong the life of the belts.

Good luck with it. I’m sure you’ll enjoy using it.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Ron Hampe

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#2 posted 07-09-2018 01:53 PM

I’ll do that and thanks for the info and the tip.
Have a Great Day!

-- Ron, Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 07-09-2018 02:02 PM

GRATZ on your new toy :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 07-09-2018 07:10 PM

Quite a useful tool if you have the room and dust collection. I like to think of them as an industrial version of the typical 48” drum sander, however much easier to work with given the table space.

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Ron Hampe

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#5 posted 07-10-2018 05:12 PM

Easy is good! Will be retiring soon and have been upgrading a lot lately. Am in the process of converting my garage into a shop. Plan to put the main shop in the upper level (24’ x 38’ x 8’ high) with rough lumber storage, drum sander, planer and jointer in the lower level (14’ x 38’ x 12’ high). Each level will have its own drop down dust collection system with an additional one for the cnc and possibly a small one for the cabinet saw mounted under the outfeed table. Insulating now and plan to add air and heat.

-- Ron, Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 07-10-2018 07:34 PM

I have an old Acme edge sander that uses Delta parts. The only difference is the base and tables. The rest is Delta; great sander.

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