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Forum topic by BuyoMasilla posted 01-28-2012 06:59 AM 1044 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2012 06:59 AM


I have been keeping an eye out for a bench top belt sander. From my wood magazine I have saved a coupon and hope to pick up HF 4” belt/6”disk unit for close to fifty dollars. As I am waiting to make that purchase I found on a local online site an old ryobi oscillating spindle sander and though I has no opulence, I jumped in it.

Since the money I was hoping to use on the belt sander went to the oscillating, I’m trying to come up with ideas. As I had to go by the orange big box for a honey do, as usual, took a stroll through the tools dept. Based on some of what I saw, I was left wandering and now turn to you with a question.

They had a 10 inch masonry blade for close to four us dollars. What do you think? Can I slap a sticky sand paper to that and throw it on the table saw for a disk sander? Anyone tried that before?

If you will, please share your thoughts.

Thanks for reading, Mario
You can call me Buyo Masilla

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 07:31 AM

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 07:38 AM

The masonary blade may be too brittle to work. I know I would not do it.

Check this out!

Perhaps this will do.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 01-28-2012 03:11 PM

I’m not sure the masonry blade is the right material. There is a company called Final Cut that makes a saw blade with sandpaper on it. Look at how they do it before proceeding.

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#4 posted 01-28-2012 05:25 PM

Depending on the RPM of your saw and the grit of paper you use , you may just end up burning the wood versus actually sanding it. Most disc sanders run at 1725 RPM. Most table saws double that.

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#5 posted 01-30-2012 04:39 PM

Hey Buyo, I would first want to know what you are going to use it for?

I know you’re on a budget like I am so I would hesitate to buy a belt sander that does very limited things. Depending on what your going to use it for there may be other more versatile tools. I don’t own a bench top belt sander.

For example if you just want to smooth curves, I would rather buy a spoke shave. With that sander your going to need dust collection if you don’t have it yet. Spoke shave is very versatile works faster and is a lot more fun.

Also if you have a drill press then buy drums for that instead. If you don’t have a drill press then get that first.

If you just want to smooth the face of boxes and small projects like that I would get you a Stanly #4 hand plane that can be used for many more things than just surfacing wood.

If you have a hand held belt sander there are easy jigs you can make to hold it on its side to sand small parts.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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