Belt Sander or Power Tool Racing?

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Forum topic by flyfisherbob2000 posted 08-09-2010 06:26 AM 1188 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-09-2010 06:26 AM

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Any one have experience with Belt Sander or Power Tool Racing?
I thought this might be an interesting group to start locally. Looking for anyone with experience about this, and suggestions…. thanks!

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#1 posted 08-09-2010 08:10 AM

Not one of the smartest things I ever did (or one of the dumbest) but when I was a young woodworker and the boss was away we used to get the longest extension cords we could find and have belt sander races across the shop.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#2 posted 08-09-2010 08:30 AM

I’ve only seen videos youyube, but I find it interesting and fun.

But this looks more funy

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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#3 posted 08-09-2010 03:13 PM

Don, my first and only experience at Belt Sander Racing was to tape the trigger in the On position, attach a 100 foot extension cord to a Jr. High wood shop belt sander (an old heavt Porter Cable).
We then lined it up in the middle of a long hallway, plugged it in, and dashed back into the shop while it ran down the hallway, beating and banging on the walls of other classrooms till it fell on it’s side, running at full speed. All the while, kids spilled out of the other classrooms to see what was making all the noise. Fortunately, we were never caught.

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