10" Disc sander

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 51 days ago 2237 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a 1/2 HP motor lying around and decided to build a disc sander. I had a 10 sanding disc designed to be used on a table saw. It cost very little as I had all parts.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#1 posted 51 days ago

That’s a precise and fine build! Very functional.

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#2 posted 51 days ago

Nice job. Looks very useful .. I was gonna make my table “tilt-able” but in the end I didn’t. Here’s my version

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#3 posted 51 days ago

What is the motor RPM?

-- Don, northern Maine

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#4 posted 51 days ago


Nice build JoeinGa. The table tilts but I haven’t needed to use it that way except to replace the sanding disc. I don’t have dust collection yet but plan on it some day. After long use of it I tend to get dust in my eyes.

deebee71: The motor is a Leeson 1725 rpm.

I use it on every project either as a sander or as a grinder.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#5 posted 51 days ago

Nice Job
Curious- How do you mount the motor to the disc?

-- Charles

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#6 posted 51 days ago

I attached a 5/8” collar to the disk. The collar has a keyway for the shaft of the motor so it doesn’t slip.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#7 posted 50 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed Sean. Thanks For Sharing.

Rick (Aurora)

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#8 posted 50 days ago

Looks great, its something I need, must make…

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#9 posted 50 days ago

Great job I made a sander a while back and use it all the time. Enjoy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 50 days ago

Love, jost love homemade machines. And you sure have made a great bunch!
Thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 50 days ago

Good job. I have an extra motor that I might make a disc sander with as well.

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#12 posted 50 days ago

I intend ( since I have a perfect surrogate motor etc) to make a sixteen inch one but tell me why did you leave the bottom of the disc exposed? a great project I love it Alistair

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#13 posted 50 days ago

I left the bottom of sander exposed to allow for table to tilt. Also want to add small dust extractor port there someday.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#14 posted 49 days ago

Nice design and you had all the parts to boot, thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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