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Forum topic by Don Newton posted 10-04-2009 10:40 PM 3518 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Newton

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10-04-2009 10:40 PM

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Does anyone have a Delta 31-695 combination 6” x 48” belt / 9” disc sander they can give a review on? They are discontinued but can still be gotten reasonably priced. For that matter…..anyone have a similar type sander they can recommend? The wish list is for a Jet 708595 but the price is more than I want to spend.

-- Don, Pittsburgh


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#1 posted 10-05-2009 03:29 AM

Hey Don: I have a Delta 31-695 belt/disc sander. I ‘ve had it about 10-11 years. It has a 1 hp. motor, is 10 amps, 1 phs., and turns 3450 rpms., and comes with a Delta stool stand. I’ve used this thing a lot, and only recently changed belts and disc on it for the first time. The dust collection on it is not the best, and was set up to take a shop vac hose. Under the belt is a “slide plate” where you can shut off the dics, and get belt dust only, or open it and get the disc dust(?), and shut off the belt. It’s pretty noisy, and has kinda of a loud”kick” when you turn it on. It has a belt tensioning handle that you flip to tighten and loosen the belt, and a knob up front to “track” the belt. It’s been a good sander, and still is. I’ve re-worked the dust collection on it, tried this and that , fixed a couple of jigs for dust collection—all no good. So—I’m back with the original d.c. It helps a little when you swap the plate from disc to belt, but not much. I bought a mobile base to move it around the shop if needed. I think I gave about $169 at the time. Too bad they stopped producing them. They were pretty good machines for the buck. I didn’t know they had. I never really cared for the open stand, but hey, it serves the purpose. Hope this helps. If I left anything out you needed to know, re-post. Rick.

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#2 posted 10-05-2009 04:44 AM

Oh I forgot to tell you, Don, if you need to see a pixs of the belt/ disc sander, go to my Woodshop Pics#2.

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

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#3 posted 10-05-2009 06:32 PM

Thanks Rick…....That’s like the definative answer!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 06:31 AM

Hello Don

I am also looking at getting a bench sander and the Delta looks like a good possability.

Have you found any and if so where? I am not having a lot of luck finding them at a discount.

Thanks
Mike

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 06:33 AM

Hello Don

I am also looking at getting a bench sander and the Delta looks like a good possability.

Have you found any and if so where? I am not having a lot of luck finding them at a discount.

Thanks
Mike

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#6 posted 10-19-2009 06:30 PM

Mike,

Just purchased one at Tylertool.com for $269 with free shipping.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#7 posted 10-20-2009 04:09 AM

The usually wooden work piece, (although other materials can be shaped and worked on such as plastics and other soft materials, even aluminum), is sat on a front bench that can be adjusted to various angles. It can be used for rough or fine sanding depending on the sanding grit used. We offer Disc Sander at Hardware Tools.

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