Delta 52-611 Setup and Belt Size

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Forum topic by Sam posted 12-05-2016 12:28 AM 2401 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2016 12:28 AM

Hello All-
Im just curious to know what everyone uses as a utilitarian style abrasive on there floor stand sanders? I have an older delta 52-611 12” Disc and 6”x48??” belt sander and im looking to buy new belts for it. Your suggestions would be appreciated. Also if anyone knows that length of the belt on this sander you would keep me from wraping a rope around it to measure…the manual i have for this does not list the size.

Thanks All!

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 04:53 AM

The number you provide appears to just be the model number of the base and/or the motor, not the sander… here is a relevant thread from over at the OWWM site, which mentions this:

The 52-611 is a stand with a 1-1/2 HP single phase motor and manual push-button controls for said motor, at least according to my year 2000 catalog.

The sander is likely to be a 31-730 sitting on top of a 52-611 stand.
- Bob Vaughan

Although, it’s also mentioned in that thread that according to the 1977 manual, 50-xxx numbers refer to bases, while the 52-xxx numbers refer to motors, so while that adds a bit of confusion as to what is what, it certainly isn’t the model number of the sander itself! If you can find the serial number of the machine, at least that would give you a manufacturing date to go on.

And if what you got is in fact a 31-730 disc/belt combo, then it is a 6×48 belt.


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