Sanding disk on table saws

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Forum topic by markx posted 06-24-2010 07:30 AM 1265 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2010 07:30 AM

Anyone use sanding disks on their table saws? I have an old Delta contractor saw that still runs well. If I use it as a sander, will I be creating lateral stresses on the bearings? Is using a table saw as a sander a good idea?

What do you think? The link below shows an example of what I am talking about.

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 07:58 AM

I use one quite a bit. Makes sanding edges fast…Of course you could invest in The Final Cut instead and not have to change anything out!

-- Childress Woodworks

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 02:48 PM

I have used a sanding disk on my ShopSmith which is sort of like using it on a TS.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 03:09 PM

I have a sanding disk that I use from time to time on the table saw – I find it “ok” but I know it’s not as good or flexible as a dedicated sanding machine. I use it for rough stuff then go to my POS or by hand pretty quickly.



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#4 posted 06-24-2010 04:47 PM

I did use it on my table saw but got tired of removing the saw blade and putting the sanding disk on the arbor so I bit the bullet an purchased a stand alone Belt and sanding disk combination tool. It is so much easier.


-- never enough time in a day so use it well

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 05:06 PM

Maybe it is just me, but wouldn’t having the sanding disk in the middle of the table saw table be aquward to use. My stand alone belt/disk sander lets me get pretty close and personal with the disk, I cant get that close to my saw blade. Maybe I just have short arms or something.

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 07:14 PM

Thanks for the feedback so far. This is a great list. 8-)

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#7 posted 06-24-2010 09:39 PM

I got one at Woodcraft and love it. The TS top has slots in it so I drilled two holes in a 1X3, got some 1/4-20 screws, wing nuts, and homemade washers from 1-/4X1 mild steel. I bolt the board to the top, square it up and sand away. I’ve used it many times and it does a great job. It may be easier to buy a sander as Michael C. stated, but I’m cheap!

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