|Project by TheDane||posted 03-06-2010 10:53 PM||12288 views||68 times favorited||33 comments|
I bought the 18” ‘The Works’ kit plus an MDF top from Stockroom Supply (http://www.stockroomsupply.com) ... so far I really happy with this little sander.
I wanted it for finish sanding of doors, panels, and draw boxes, and it looks like just the ticket. I did a review on it … see: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1294.
It took a couple of hours to build and wire the box, so the day after the courier arrived with the ‘kit’ I was up and running.
It is important to note that this is not a thickness sander … it is a finish sander. That being said, it does a really nice job, and is pretty kind to the environment in the shop. I built mine with a ShopVac port on the side, but even without the vac running, things stay pretty clean. Unlike most other sanders that sand from the top down (and have to sand through their own sawdust), the drum is below the table and the swarf just falls down on the dust ramp at the bottom of the box. Hardly any of the swarf gets airborne.
—Edit August 18, 2010—
I added a belt guard that improves safety … http://lumberjocks.com/topics/19509
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"