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woodify

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474 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jig sander

I bought a 4”x36” belt and 4” disc combination sander similar to this one:
Bench Top Combination 4" x 36" Belt and 6" Disc Sander

While sanding a 10” long curved edge on my project i figured things could be alot easlier if there was a fence to hold the piece at 90 degrees to the belt sander. Has anyone made a fence for their belt /disc combination sander? Or have you seen a photo or plans for one?

I’ve searched around the site and have not been able to find one.

Thanks for any help.

-- Woodify ~~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 474 days ago

Put the table on the belt sander instead of the disc sander and use the miter gauge. I assume you can do that with your sander as both my Hitachi and Grizz are configured that way.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodify

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#2 posted 474 days ago

Thanks for the suggestion. However my table doesn’t mount on the belt section :(
I’m looking for the fence to go along the belt and around the front egde of the belt sander for sanding curves.

-- Woodify ~~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 474 days ago

Sorry

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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SawTooth1953

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#4 posted 382 days ago

Maybe start with something like a 3-sided box to support it.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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