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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 04-21-2011 03:55 PM 8241 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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04-21-2011 03:55 PM

Good morning.
I have a 4×24 PC belt sander that I would like to find a sanding frame/ leveling plate to fit.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thanks.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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#1 posted 04-21-2011 04:34 PM

i checked everything i know about gene

seem they just dropped them
not even a hint anywhere

sorry

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 08:38 PM

Thanks David. I searched, too. Can’t find diddly squat. This is what I’m looking for.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 02:21 AM

Gene…I built one for my old A1, I’d post a pic, but mi vieja dropped the cammera in the ocean on our last trip to the beach. I’ll try to make a SU of it. Mine will support the sander like a benchtop , but it’ll fold flat, and with the little ledge removed, will act like a planing base. Is that what you’re looking for?

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 02:41 AM

I think the issue may be that DeWalt makes these frames and other
brands mostly don’t or they did once but they are hard to find.

If you want a sander with an available frame, get Dewalt, Makita,
Bosch or Festool.

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 03:00 PM

Mickey!!!! What a man!!! Any plans, pics, sketches, etc. would be wonderful.
Thanks a lot.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 08:34 PM

Gene, give me a couple days to either borrow a camera, or draw up a (really) rough diagram. The whole thing currently resides across town in storage.

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 08:45 PM

I’m pretty sure there isn’t anything available for Porter Cable. Has anyone tried modding/adapting a different brand. I’m kind of curious.

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#8 posted 04-22-2011 08:51 PM

Mine for my old Rockwell A3(Precursor to the PC 504) is shop built. It’s a Hardwood frame with bits of angle steel to screw clamp it to the body. It has a removable ledge that serves a a stop for using the unit like a benchtop belt sander. I clamp the handle in a vise and go. If I can I’ll post a photo or two, but my camera is kaput. I’ll have to borrow one.

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#9 posted 04-22-2011 09:06 PM

I never saw anyhting like this before, but now that I have I want one.

Gene – Thanks for posting the picture.

Mickey – Like Gene says, “Any plans, pics, sketches, etc. would be wonderful”. I just saw on TV that the Seattle Space Needle was first sketched on a napkin, so even a rough diagram may spark a belt sander revival. Maybe not.

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#10 posted 04-22-2011 10:06 PM

I’ve never seen anything like this before either, but it sure looks like something I’ve always wanted, but didn’t know what to call it.

-- I cut it off 3 times and it's still too short!

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#11 posted 04-23-2011 02:29 AM

I can easily find the one in the article. Amazon has ‘em for around $23.00 on sale. But, I can’t find one to fit my 4”X36” ( mistyped the belt size earlier) Porter Cable sander.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 04-23-2011 02:34 AM

Gene, I thought I was familiar with all the PC belt sanders but I don’t recall a 4X36…could you give me a model number. I’ve got a service manual, it usually lists available accessories(at least available at the time of manufacture).
The largest handheld I recall is a 4X24(360 series)

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#13 posted 04-23-2011 01:54 PM

I screwed up when I thought I had screwed up. You are right. It’s the 362….4X24 as I originally stated.

I’ve only been wrong once. When I thought I was wrong and wasn’t. ;-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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