Receiving and modification of new ShopFox Sander

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Blog entry by poospleasures posted 11-09-2013 05:03 PM 1221 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Received this Sander 10/29/2013 which was purchased from Amazon. It came very quickly as usual. Delivery was within 10 minutes of time they said. WOW!! Delivery guy helped set the heavier of the 2 perfect looking packages on my rolling table so that I could slide it off onto the base cabinet after unpacking. While unpacking found disc cover had taken a very bad hit (must have been before packing as the box showed no damage). As this was not Amazons or the trucking company fault I emailed Woodstock International Support with my story and asked for a new cover. They emailed right back to say they would send out another. It arrived 2 days later. You can’t beat that service. I felt modifications needed to be done to make the Sander more user friendly. Moved the on/off switch from the back to the front of the cabinet.

Drilled a 3/8” hole in the disc housing (can be seen in pic just above the tilt scale, has a small circle drawn around it) this allows the disc to be removed by tapping it off with a wooden dowel.

Used the lower front sleeve guard and a piece of aluminum to form a end cap with a 4” hole for the back of the belt.

Attached a 4” elbow using the holes already drilled in the disc housing door. With the last 2 connections, can collect 99% of dust produced.

PM if you have questions. Will review after some use.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 10:53 PM

That looks like a handy machine. I wish I had one. I fully agree with your modifications. I love to do that too to make a tool more user friendly. we have and old jointer in the park in AZ and I relocated the switch to above the machine for easy access without bending.
That switch on your sander needs to be up high for easy reach when using either sander

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 12:18 AM

Very nice sander. I’m sure that dust collection works fantastic! Gr8 solution

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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