|Forum topic by StumpyNubs||posted 12-25-2010 10:12 PM||2124 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-25-2010 10:12 PM
I have three stationary sanders and would like to make them into the ULTIMATE SANDING STATION! Here’s what I want out of my sanding station…
1. Speed of sanding small and medium sized and project parts for small scale production using three grits (120, 220, 320)
2. Accuracy. Most stationary sanders quickly ruin the flatness of a piece because you don’t always press it against the belt with even pressure across the surface, especially with larger pieces.
3. Dust collection. All three are older sanders with no built in dust collection.
One of the sanders is a homemade 4” benchtop unit. The Second is a smaller 4” free standing unit with a 8” disc on the side. I took it off the base to make it into a benchtop unit too. The third is a smaller 3” benchtop unit with a 6” disc.
You can find all three in the photo above if you look closely.
I imagine putting all three next to each other on a long bench and creating one big unit that I can move quickly from one to the next.
Any ideas? Anyone make any unique modifications to your stationary sanders? Any tips on stationary sander use?
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