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 love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon