LumberJocks

Old POWERMATIC band sander rebuild

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by stevematis posted 01-13-2020 02:34 AM 914 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View stevematis's profile

stevematis

67 posts in 4597 days


01-13-2020 02:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic model 30 sander machine rebuild belt sander disk sander

I have got an old POWERMATIC model 30 belt/disk sander from my friend.
It might have been made in 1960-1968.
It was in good shape, nobody used it in the past 30+ years.
The stand, motor, the switch were missing.
I spent around $200 on a new motor, switch, belt, sanding belt, and sanding disc.
Instead of a stand, I used one of my rolling table, the sander is on the top and the motor is below the top.
In order to make dust collection on the disk side, I made a 3-inch high plywood box and connected the two dust section with 2.5” plastic fittings and hose, also used a dust gate.
I used the Americans’ beloved fasteners: duct tape, wire tight hot glue and wood/sheet metal screws.
It is not pretty, but working fine.
See the pictures below.

-- etsy.com/shops/bloodwood


9 replies so far

View BlasterStumps's profile

BlasterStumps

2134 posts in 1686 days


#1 posted 01-13-2020 03:34 AM

I, for one, enjoy seeing old tools brought back to life. Very nice machine(s) you have there now. Right proper sanding equipment.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

View splintergroup's profile (online now)

splintergroup

5877 posts in 2468 days


#2 posted 01-13-2020 05:14 PM

I bought a Model 30 at auction a few years back (w/base). Yours is looking good mounted up to your own base.

I envy your belt fence mount, mine was missing.

What HP motor are you running?

View JackDuren's profile

JackDuren

1722 posts in 2206 days


#3 posted 01-13-2020 05:22 PM

Nice job…. it didn’t have a stand or you prefer not to use it. What size belt on the powermatic?

View CyberDyneSystems's profile

CyberDyneSystems

309 posts in 3435 days


#4 posted 01-13-2020 08:41 PM

Not a bad investment for a tool that will last forever! Well done!

-- Without the wood, it's just working

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

3805 posts in 4190 days


#5 posted 01-14-2020 06:11 AM

HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES

View Richard Lee's profile (online now)

Richard Lee

438 posts in 2021 days


#6 posted 01-14-2020 11:07 AM

Looks nice, money well spent.

View stevematis's profile

stevematis

67 posts in 4597 days


#7 posted 01-26-2020 02:26 AM

splintergroup
I have a 1 HP motor from Harbor Freight. Working fine, no problem.

-- etsy.com/shops/bloodwood

View stevematis's profile

stevematis

67 posts in 4597 days


#8 posted 01-26-2020 02:28 AM

JackDuren
I have the 4L480 belt. Still have the original one: 4L520.
I had to have the shorter one, the way my motor is hanging.

-- etsy.com/shops/bloodwood

View splintergroup's profile (online now)

splintergroup

5877 posts in 2468 days


#9 posted 01-26-2020 03:54 PM



splintergroup
I have a 1 HP motor from Harbor Freight. Working fine, no problem.

- stevematis

Good to hear! I was initially taken aback at the HP of the motors used in these things until I realized how easy they can be to bog down when really hogging away wood on the belt.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com