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Forum topic by 1978 posted 06-19-2011 03:00 PM 1343 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2011 03:00 PM

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Got a question. I have seen jigs that you can take, lets say a belt sander and make a it into a benchtop sander. I have been looking online and have not found anything. Is there a jig to hold a electric hand planer, so that you can turn it into a benchtop jointer/planer?

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 03:09 PM

Smart idea, I don’t know why it wouldn’t work, though due to the planers small width it might be tough to use as a planer on most pieces of stock, but would do well as a jointer. I don’t have any plans for one, but my guess is you could certainly find a way to come up with something. Good luck and post some completed photos please

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 03:25 PM

check this out.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 06-19-2011 04:19 PM

I’m quite certain that Delta makes an accessory for one of their belt sanders that converts it into a benchtop sander. I personally have a Porter Cable belt sander and no such accessory exists for it (that I can find). However, I don’t think it would be very hard to make my own holder for that sander.

Regarding the planer – - The link that bigike provided provides a very good idea. I think you would benefit greatly from some additional surface area like they have done.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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