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Forum topic by Don Newton posted 09-20-2009 07:58 PM 1426 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Newton

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09-20-2009 07:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander shaker box

Ok Lumberjocks, I never thought I would have a use for a benchtop Belt / disk sander but after attending a Shaker box workshop it appears I do! What are you using? Any features to look for? The only one I’ve looked at is the Ryobi BD4600 for $114 at the orange big box. Can’t say I was impressed.

-- Don, Pittsburgh


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#1 posted 09-20-2009 08:35 PM

Don: I have, and use a Delta 6”x48” belt/ 9” disc sander combo on a mobile base. I use this thing a lot, and I can honestly say that it has paid for itself twofold. Had it about 10-12 years, and still going strong. Changed the belt and disc one time since I’ve had it. Just get one with enough horses to do the job, and won’t bogg down.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#2 posted 09-20-2009 08:42 PM

This is the one I am using @$140. It is not being used very much. The one I like a lot is my spindle sander.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn11/GMman_2008/0553559_1.jpg

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#3 posted 09-20-2009 08:44 PM

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#4 posted 09-20-2009 08:53 PM

GMan…The picture is too small to make out what model you have.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#5 posted 09-20-2009 09:07 PM

Don, my mistake on the sander. You were looking at bench top models. I was thinking floor models. Sorry.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#6 posted 09-20-2009 09:52 PM

I purchased the Rikon 10” disk w/6”belt , but can’t recommend it .(another expensive mistake on my part )

I should have bought the Ridgid OSS / belt sander first. It is a wonderful machine and with the oscillating belt , it leaves the surface virtually scratch free and burn free. I use it all of the time now and the Rikon is just sitting there collecting dust. The Ridgid is only $199US at HD and worth every penny. I had a $50 gift card given to me for my birthday so I knew exactly where to go and what to get there : )

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#7 posted 09-20-2009 09:58 PM

I have a Delta 4” belt/6”disc that has served me well for about 9 years. BUT, since getting my Ridgid oscillating belt/spindle sander I have not used the Delta.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#8 posted 09-20-2009 11:26 PM

Dusty, papadan….the Ridgid looks good but won’t work for my application. I need the traditional type with the horizontal belt and sanding disk.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#9 posted 09-21-2009 01:35 AM

Well——it sounds to me like from what Dusty56 and papadan are saying is that there a should be another tool or two that should be logged-in on the subject—— “WHY DID I BUY THAT TOOL”. See—it’s not over yet.
Sounds like more tools are still gathering dust.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#10 posted 09-21-2009 01:43 AM

Don…if you have a hand belt sander put it in a vis upside down that may work for you.
Very hard to know exactly what your looking for.

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#11 posted 09-21-2009 02:04 AM

I have the same two sanders as Papadan, and I use both all the time.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 09-21-2009 06:21 AM

What are you trying to do that you can’t use an Oscillating belt / Spindle sander.??
The belt does everything that can be accomplished with a disc , plus you also have the spindle sander as well.You would have to buy a 12” disc in order to sand the same area as the Ridgid.
If you want to pay the freight , I’ll send you a 6”disc / 4”belt sander . It’s the one I had before I wasted my money on the Rikon , trying to “upgrade”.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 09-21-2009 06:30 AM

I’ve got a generic 4×36 that I use alllllllllll the time. Doing bandsaw boxes leans heavily on the belt sander. I picked this one up at Lowe’s for right around $100. It has worked like a charm for going on 5 years and shows no sign of slowing down.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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