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Forum topic by HorizontalMike posted 06-02-2014 02:33 PM 1112 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2014 02:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: diy belt sharpening system hf harbor freight sander conversion

FYI to all. Harbor Freight has this little 4in X 36in Belt Sander on sale for only $58.13 WITH COUPON, AND THIS MAKES A GREAT BELT SHARPENING SYSTEM for all your chisels, turning tools, handplane cutters, etc. And at this price you can convert this thing for LESS THAN $100.

Here is a review I did on HOW TO do the conversion. Check it out. And NO, I do not work for HF. I just find this tool conversion to be quite useful and it gets used a lot in my shop.

(above) Here is the leading page of the DIY article by Jim Echter:
I guess the link is dead, so here is the full citation:
American Woodturner Journal (December 2012, Vol. 27, No.6, pp. 20-23)

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 02:44 PM

Thanks for the heads up Mike. I have seen several of the guys on here use these and they are probably worth looking into.

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 03:02 PM

Thanks Mike

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 03:18 PM

That’s a great idea. Have not seen this conversion idea before. Your are certainly correct about saving a lot of money. The info. at AAW is no longer available but looks relatively simple and your photos help. Thanks.

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 03:40 PM

Thank you Mike

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