Disc Sander Table height

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Forum topic by ChunkyC posted 06-19-2010 11:49 PM 1857 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2010 11:49 PM

Can anyone tell me what height the table on a disc sander should be? I’m thinking of mounting my new home-made disc sander on a pedestal. I’m already tired of moving it around. (She gets a lot of work!)



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#1 posted 06-19-2010 11:54 PM

I don’t know what the “rule of thumb” is but I like everything in my shop to set a little taller than what most people would consider normal. It’s not that I am particularly tall (only 5’ 10”). It’s just that I like work surfaces to be a little higher.

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#2 posted 06-19-2010 11:57 PM

The correct height is what works for you. If your 4ft tall that would one height and if you 6’8” another.
Take your disc sanded and set it and different heights and see what seems comfortable. As an example a kitchen counter top is usually 36” tall your could start from there and go up or down according to you needs.
Then build your stand.

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 12:36 AM

I’m like Rich, 5’-10” and would rather have things a little on the high side then a tad low.

I’ll try your suggestion Jim. I think where I’ve been using it, the router table, is about a decent height. I guess I could always build it a little high and keep whacking it off until I get it. lol

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#4 posted 06-20-2010 05:00 AM

I don’t know if this will help on a sander, but I have been advised that the proper height of a workbench is measured as folllows….Stand with your arms to your side. On back of your wrist is a small bone that pops up when you lay your hands done. The proper height is the distance from to floor to this bone (or not as precise to your wrist).

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