|Forum topic by Eric||posted 02-19-2012 09:27 PM||1738 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-19-2012 09:27 PM
I purchased an older floor stand model belt sander with a 6” wide belt. I brought it home plugged it in and I thought it was about to blast off when I turned it on. The belt and disk run WAY too fast. I can’t imagine the previous owner using it. It has a 3/4 hp motor that run 1720 RPM. Both pulleys are about the same size so that speed is directed right into the belt drive.
The motor has a single pulley. I don’t think I could go much smaller. The form factor of the sander prevent me from going bigger at the sander pulley.
I don’t want to spend $50 on a router speed control.
Any other ideas?