|Review by sandhill||posted 09-20-2010 01:45 AM||7211 views||1 time favorited||25 comments|
I will wrap this review up by saying I am 99.9% happy with this machine I will say the belts are a little hard to change until you get the hang of it. The machine came with 80 grit paper but I already have a planer so after testing it I took it off. I replaced it with 100 grit and that was OK for removing planer marks so I left my dimensions around 3/32+ over size. My first attempt at changing the paper was what I expected, I did not get it tight enough at the right angle or it was skewed in the clip at any rate I started to get a little burn mark that was due to the paper starting to overlap so I re-did the paper and it worked just fine. I changed out the 100 grit and tried the 180 grit and it did not overlap so I guess I did it right.
Then I went to 220 grit, as you can see it produced excellent results.
On a 5 star rating I would give it a 4.5 simply because of the difficulty in changing the belt as you see from the picture it can be a pain to get your fingers in the drum to hold back the clip that holds the paper.
They give you a tool but its pretty much useless at the inboard clip which is the most difficult.
-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/