Hand belt sander--bench stand

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Project by EggMan posted 221 days ago 1649 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a used BD hand belt sander on CL this morning for $10.
Hard to pass that up.
But I wanted a bench mounted belt sander more, so what can we do about that?

Build it. I just used a bunch of scraps and pieces and threw this stand together. I looked around the Internet and got some ideas but all these sanders are slightly different shape so just built it up around the sander.

Works well and now I have both a hand belt sander and bench mounted one.

Let me know what you think.

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#1 posted 221 days ago

Good job Ryan. I did something similar years ago before I got a bench model. Stick with it the tools will come.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 221 days ago

That’s interesting how you have the table on
the angle like that.

Very nice Ryan.

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#3 posted 221 days ago

Sweet idea!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 221 days ago


That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us!!


-- "All good stories cost you blood or money" - Pat Finney

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#5 posted 221 days ago

It is a great idea, first one I have seen that tilts the table so you can use the entire belt and not just one area

-- Norman

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#6 posted 220 days ago

Nice job for sanding, the tilt idea is cleaver and practical.

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

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Kaleb the Swede

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#7 posted 220 days ago

Very smart. I have been thinking about something like this. Does it stay in the stand on it’s own or do you have it affixed in there somehow? Just wondering so I can steal…ahem borrow ideas

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 220 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Kaleb, it does fit in the stand just by weight, pretty easily and doesn’t move at all.

If I were to do this again I might try to come up with a way to hold the sander in two ways,
-one, the way it is shown
-and then the second on the same stand, just the back side, hold it vertically, like a typical bench belt sander.

I may modify this in the future.
But as is it works well. And you can easily lift it out and use it by hand.


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#9 posted 220 days ago

Nice work Ryan… Will no doubt serve you well… Added to favorites, thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#10 posted 220 days ago

Very clever

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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