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Forum topic by TTF posted 09-14-2015 03:45 AM 1089 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TTF

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09-14-2015 03:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: disc sander reuse

In my last project – the radial arm router – I ended up having the saw motor and carriage left over. I decided to use it to make a 10” disc sander.

I consider the motor free, as it was broken as far as the radial arm saw is concerned. It’s way more powerful than I ever think I’ll need.

Here is a really short youtube video (my first!) showing it at work: https://youtu.be/9x_2WVvqch4

Here’s a link to more detail if you’re interested: http://tfworkshop.blogspot.com/2015/09/diy-disc-sander.html

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur


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Rick M

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#1 posted 09-14-2015 04:29 AM

Plenty of torque, you could go bigger, at least 12” without a worry. Nice work.

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#2 posted 09-14-2015 05:11 AM

Good work except for the on-off switch. I used the same type switch on homemade tool and they are very easy accidentally turn on when you don’t want. DAMHIKT

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 09-14-2015 11:41 AM

THAT is so SWEET ?
Wondering if a person can add a variable speed control to it. Slower rpm might be nice at times. I have a disc that fit on table saw, I have to be careful not to burn sometimes !

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TTF

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 01:23 PM

Alaskaguy – yes your right about the switch. I’m already thinking about changing it to something more secure.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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Redoak49

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#5 posted 09-14-2015 01:57 PM

Very nicely done…I agree about the switch. It would be nice to have one of those big ones up front to be able to easily turn it off if there is a problem.

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MattB43

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#6 posted 09-14-2015 03:49 PM

That is cool, I’ve got an extra 1/4 hp motor in the shop, this might be what I do with it.

FYI on the switch – I’ve had really good luck with these
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005W17HYY?refRID=KHDV2N59086CAHAZRWPD&ref_=pd_cart_rp_1_3_p
I replaced light-switch style switches with those on my tablesaw and bandsaw, and they work great once you sort out the wiring diagram.

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TTF

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#7 posted 09-14-2015 03:57 PM

Matt,

I like that paddle switch. I have a few tools that need to upgraded this winter with those. Thanks for the link.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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#8 posted 09-14-2015 05:43 PM

That is so cool. I’ve been wanting a disk sander. Any tips for getting the buffing plate onto a motor shaft that isn’t already threaded as an arbor?

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TTF

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#9 posted 09-15-2015 08:24 PM

Shane, I’m not sure. I’d put that question out there to others. Good luck with it.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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