Tools #2: 1" belt sander

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Blog entry by Joe Watson posted 09-16-2009 07:03 PM 1263 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My dad found this old 1 inch belt sander at a garage sale for 5 bucks and I was looking on old woodworking machines and sure enough the one he gave me last week is the same as the one in the link. i plan on using it when i get a motor for it.

Mead 1' x 42' belt sander


I have found a motor for my sander from a friend at work cleaning out his garage.

-- Got Wood?

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 10:50 PM

Very Nice…

I love the Antiques and old tools, expecially getting to see them still in operation.

Congrats on the Very nice Gift and the refinish, looks great!


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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Joe Watson

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 10:56 PM

the picture i posted isnt of mine just an example because i havent been able yet to get a picture of the one i have but its the same exact model as the on in the link.

-- Got Wood?

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 08:05 AM

Great old timer. Bet it is better then a LOT of them from the big box stores or HF.

Congrats on the gift.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 09-17-2009 01:40 PM

I think it great when someone like yourself restores an old tool and makes it useful again. You will especially appreciate this when you get to my age and the past is still tangible in your memory, but has mostly disappeared from the real world.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 09-18-2009 05:08 AM

Dang Joe, six months ago I sold several old motors. A couple of them would have been great for that sander. Should be a good one when you get it running.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#6 posted 09-18-2009 05:23 AM

That will make a fine addition to your tool collection.

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#7 posted 09-18-2009 05:35 AM

Looks great, love older tools and their rock solid feel. enjoy

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