Can I put a 9" tall spindle on a Rigid EB4424 spindle sander?

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Forum topic by kanihoncho posted 12-30-2011 10:49 PM 629 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2011 10:49 PM

I want to level an edge (glued-up, multiple vertical layers) perpendicular to the table of the tool. The current spindles are only 4.5” tall. A 6” would be too small. The problem would be:

1. attaching the 9” spindle as it would be too high for the current lock nut
2. a 3/8 hp motor, is it strong enough?

Any thoughts outside of purchasing a real spindle sander or large pro
belt sander?

Many thanks,

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 02:07 AM

How often do you need to do this? If it is a one time deal then find someone with the correct machine to do it for you and pay them. That will be cheaper than any of the other options. If you do it often then you need to buy the machine. I don’t think the Rigid will take the punishment.

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 02:33 AM

I think Grandpa is right this time.

You can come do it on my big General Oscillating machine if you like… didn’t see a location posted, but if you are in Edmonton area shoot me a message.

Pretty sure mine is at least 9” .

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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