Speed control for 1" belt sander?

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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 06-01-2012 08:34 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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06-01-2012 08:34 PM

I have one of these, the kind with the outboard 5” disc sander.

Mine has no badging but if it’s like all the other clonettes, it’s 1/3 hp, 3450 rpm, 1100 watts.

Is it possible to put some kind of speed control on this? I need to slow it down for some very precise work on the disc sander.



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#1 posted 06-01-2012 09:07 PM

Depending on the type of motor it has, a router variable speed controller might do the job. A call to the manufacturer should give you the needed motor info.

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 09:33 PM

I think not. You might take the head off a drill press,
clamp it to a bench, chuck a 5” paint stripping disk into
it, and rig up a table.

I mean, you could figure it out with the sander but it
would be a lot of hassle I think. The sideways drill
press trick would take about 1/2 an hour to put together.

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 10:13 PM

The Router speed control is meant for motors with brushes. If you have one already , give it a whirl : )

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