Belt Sander - Edge Sanding Platform

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Project by steliart posted 06-19-2013 12:10 AM 9068 views 34 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Belt Sander – Edge Sanding Platform

I always try to get the most out of my power tools, and my belt sander is no exception.

So I build a platform around my sander end a fence to allow me to do edge sanding and also to be able to use it as a stationary horizontal sander.

The design is very basic, two bases hinge down to fold at 90°, a fence to allow long pieces to pass straight, and a hold down system to clamp the belt sander on the opposite base.

Hooked-up with my shop-vac it does exactly what I’m expecting from it to do.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 12:24 AM

I like thats one way to use it.

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 12:55 AM

This is a great simple idea. I thought about something like this and you have it all figured out for me. I have three belt sanders and one is waiting for this. Thanks for the posting.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 06-19-2013 02:09 AM

Necessity makes us do some creative things. I like your sander solution. Anytime you can convert a tool to do something else it is a winner.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 03:12 AM

Great idea . I have a jig for my belt sander but without the fence for longer pieces, this makes me think….

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#5 posted 06-19-2013 07:51 AM

Hello Steliart

A great idea

Are you happy with your parkside belt sander ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 06-19-2013 08:43 AM

This Parkside belt sander is not a heavy duty one, it does its job very good, but I haven’t put it to the test to sand a whole deck or flooring for example. It did a fine job the other day on rounding the edges of 40 meters of 1.5M long oak pieces.
So far so good.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#7 posted 06-19-2013 11:57 AM

That’s a heck-of-a nice lil jig

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 06-19-2013 12:31 PM

Very nice job to put in place for controlled sanding. Great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#9 posted 06-19-2013 02:14 PM

Thanks! Just what I need!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 06-19-2013 04:09 PM

Great idea, very creative.

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

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#11 posted 06-19-2013 04:14 PM

Very Nice, adding to my very long list of things I want to do.

-- If you cant buy it, build it! -

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#12 posted 06-19-2013 09:08 PM

I have to have one!

I worry about leaving my Porter Cable on it’s side. If heat venting a concern?

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#13 posted 06-20-2013 12:57 AM

Nice job. I built a sander platform for my Makita belt sander and it is vary handy. I like the hinge feature you added to yours.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 06-20-2013 02:09 AM

Cool idea !

-- Nollie Bay City , Tx .

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#15 posted 07-02-2013 04:04 PM

I hope to try this, jigs are poor mans gold, great idea

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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