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Forum topic by Puzzleman posted 07-01-2015 04:42 PM 753 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Puzzleman

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07-01-2015 04:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander 48 6 edge sanders

I have several edge sanders but they take a 80” belt. I need one that takes a 48” belt for small parts that I am working on. I can find belt sanders that take a 6×48 belt but they do not go horizontally.

Anyone know of one out there?

Or has anyone taken one of the 6×48 sanders and turned is sideways? If so, problems?
If not, what are your ideas??

Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com


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rick1955

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#1 posted 07-04-2015 01:24 AM

http://www.grizzly.com/products/G1072
You guys need learn how to use search engines. When I first got on Web 22 years ago I asked a question and the responses were so stupid. I just learned how to go directly to the answer. I had the answer to your question in 20 seconds.
Oops… Discontinued then just tip a sander on its side.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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Puzzleman

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#2 posted 07-04-2015 01:32 PM

Yes, I saw that one as well but I realized it was discontinued before I opened my mouth to talk about it.

Tipping a sander on it’s side is not a good option when you are going to be doing production work on it. I would also need to build a table that would be secure to the sander to ensure that the edge is a 90.

Not as easy as you think it would be.

Will probably get a 80 inch edge sander and figure out how to shoe horn it into the shop.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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AZWoody

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#3 posted 07-04-2015 01:44 PM

Grizzly has the 80 inch in a floor model and benchtop. When I was at their showroom I saw both of them and the benchtop is pretty compact so may fit in your shop.

I have the floor model and it has done a good job so far.

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#4 posted 07-04-2015 03:59 PM

Is the Ridgid belt/spindle sander too short or narrow for your application? It gets very good reviews.
On the other hand, an 80 inch belt is going to be only about 34” long when mounted between two spindles. That doesn’t seem like a really huge machine.

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#5 posted 07-04-2015 04:07 PM



Is the Ridgid belt/spindle sander too short or narrow for your application? It gets very good reviews.
On the other hand, an 80 inch belt is going to be only about 34” long when mounted between two spindles. That doesn t seem like a really huge machine.

- Crank50

Good point on the Rigid, I have that as well and it’s awesome for working on smaller pieces.

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