|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 12-30-2012 12:15 AM||1463 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-30-2012 12:15 AM
been at it for a few years. been even better at it when i got my current sander that I can clamp upside down.
As for grits of belts? i get the finest grit i can find, otherwise, any old worn out belt will do. As long as it is still in on piece, it will do. I have an old worn out Task Force belt on there right now. yes, it is cheap. Big deal. I use a honing guide, and my fingers. The fingers tell me when things are getting a might too warm for the steel. Time to cool thing off. Roller of the honing guide gets a touch of light oil, now and then. does it get on the belt? maybe, again, not a big deal.
Sparks: I leave the dust bag ON the sander. I would rather the bag burn up, than anything else. I can always replace the bag. I have been known to clamp the sander onto a bench covered in shavings. I may burn the bag, but never have a spark hit the shavings.
I post this little blurb, not in competition with Mike’s post, but because I am on Mike’s Block list, and can’t respond to his post. But, then again, maybe he doesn’t want to hear from years of experience…
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use