disc/surface sander motor question

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Forum topic by ChrisCarr posted 06-26-2010 05:56 AM 832 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2010 05:56 AM

I was going to build a disc sander out of an old circular saw universal motor (12 amp) but I need to have a atleast a 10” inch disc spin on it because i need to use it for surface sanding boards. So my question is would it possible to build a surface drum sander using a motor like that? I don’t want to buy an induction motor.

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#1 posted 07-03-2010 05:51 AM

Never thought of recycling a circular saw into a sander, but then I used them till they died. I don’t think a disc is what you want to do surface sanding with unless their just small pieces. A drum sander might work if you can find a collar to attach the two together. Don’t see why it would be any different than attaching one to a drill.

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#2 posted 07-03-2010 06:02 AM

check the rpm s they might be too high for a sander

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#3 posted 07-03-2010 05:14 PM

cutmantom: wouldn’t the rpm be fine because people use sanding disks on a table saw and a circular saw runs around that rpm?

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