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Old 06-29-2004, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Great BeltSander: Thanks Shrock!!!

I've been somewhat less than pleased with my little HF 6"X48" belt/disc sander for a while. It's not bad for deburring, but it just doesn't have the balls to really remove any quantity of material.

Not too long ago I was able to use a friend's pro-grade belt sander... It sealed the deal, time for a new one...

I settled on one from Grizzly http://www.grizzly.com/products/item...emnumber=G1183

As I remember Jim Shrock, from www.shrockworks.com recommended this one as a "beast" and he's right. This thing will tear your arm off if you aren't careful! Not to mention the tables are actually very nicely MACHINED surfaces... beats the pants off the HF toy I had.

Oh and I got to use those favored words BACK to my wife: "But hoNEY it's on SALE!!!"

Ordered it on Thursday, and arrived today!
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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saw the price and went wow $58 then scrolled down and saw that was just shipping. how bout you be are test pilot take some pics of before and after and tells us what it took to get it there
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Old 06-30-2004, 04:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Has anyone on here belt their own belt sander out of parts? Any plans on the net any where?
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have seen plans to make a hand held belt sander into a fixed mount sander - like a big jig to mount a portable unit into so it becomes a bench model. Generally for woodworking, but I'd imagine it'd translate well. I'll look around...
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Old 06-30-2004, 07:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I got a cheapy belt/disk sander combo with a 5-tool combo-lot I bought from
a local proto shop that went belly up.

I am planning on making the belt sander into a tube notcher....... using
different diameter "anvils" for the business end, I will be able to notch
tube to the exact size.... (I plan on keeping my williams lock-buck notcher
for removal of most of the material, and the belt notcher for fine-tuning...

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Old 06-30-2004, 07:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ouch! $440. But it looks like a nice unit

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Old 07-02-2004, 08:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Cool, glad you like it. I couldn't live w/o mine any more.
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A friend has a similar unit in his garage, though I am not sure it's from the manufacturer. I know he picked it up for cheap and had to put a new motor in it. That thing is sweet for tons of tasks. We are constantly firing that thing up; it's one of those tools that you'd miss if you didn't have it.
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looks like a nice tool.


I have a burr king model 760 and it is the real deal. way to spendy for the average home user since it is an industrial unit but you can find them at auctions. they go for around $700 on ebay and anything under $500 is a steel.

http://www.burrking.com/products/bel...ers/index.html

oh ya i paid $25 for mine
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looks like a nice tool.


I have a burr king model 760 and it is the real deal. way to spendy for the average home user since it is an industrial unit but you can find them at auctions. they go for around $700 on ebay and anything under $500 is a steel.

http://www.burrking.com/products/bel...ers/index.html

oh ya i paid $25 for mine

Sumbitch I got fucked cause mine cost $35, and $67 to fix it.

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Has anyone on here belt their own belt sander out of parts? Any plans on the net any where?
I didnt build my own but two guys in my metal shop class each built one. theres plans on the net, im not sure where they found them but they both turned out very nice. they had some problems figuring out what size motor to use, they ended up wiring the motors for 110v but i cant remember what size they were. neither of these two guys were "master fabricators" by any means. there was alot of machine work involved with most of the parts so if you have access to a lathe and a mill id say go for it. sorry im not much help for the plans but i do know they are out there.

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Has anyone on here belt their own belt sander out of parts? Any plans on the net any where?
http://www.frugalmachinist.com/beltgrind.html

http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/sander1/sander.html
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