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#1 posted 12-23-2011 11:49 PM

I thought about a sander but wasn’t sure that it would have enough power to do any real sanding( ie a drum sander). I like the idea of the grinder but other than occasionally touching up chisels I don’t know that it would get much use. It has about a 3” shaft so I could mount a pulley to that and it has 3 brackets attached to it’s face for mounting the motor itself. I think making margaritas in the shop would get me in too much trouble and I’m not a fan of sushi but thanks for the ideas so far. If I were to mount a larger diameter pulley to the motor and a small one to a sanding drum connected by a belt, it would spin the drum faster than the 1050rpm, but would 1/3 hp have enough “torque” to make it work as a drum sander? If anyone has any experience with this.

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