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Forum topic by OldWrangler posted 10-19-2014 06:25 PM 693 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OldWrangler

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10-19-2014 06:25 PM

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Well,it’s always something My 25 y/o Sears 6×48 belt sander has been squeeling for months and There are no replacement parts, In fact Ereplacement does not even acknowledge that this sander ever existed. It has no numbers on it anywhere. Only Toolcraft cast into the bottom of the bed. It has been a good one but now it is gone. So with what I made at the show yesterday, now I gotta buy a new sander. I can’t seem to find a 6×48. Everybody has now the 4×36 which is too small. I have about 20 good belts for the 6×48 so I want to replace one that size. Anybody got one for sale or any suggestions where I could buy one . I’ve checked HD, Sears, HF and Northern Tool…..and of course, I

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recycle1943

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 06:38 PM

Northern tool. $150 free shipping and a bunch others
Google 6” x 48” sander

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 07:17 PM

Make your own. I did about 13 years ago. Fun project and it works very well and no vibration

to speak of. Still using it today.

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 07:23 PM

General International make several 6×48’s. Back to your old one. If you wanted to keep it and only the end bushings or rollers need replacing it should be easy to find a cross over that will work or have new maybe better ones machined.

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#4 posted 10-19-2014 09:49 PM

You might be able to even measure and get replacement bearings at a construction/farm equipment parts house!

I made bushings for an old belt sander out of vehicle starter bushings; they worked for several years.

Jet makes an excellent 6 by 48sander. It even has a flat 9 in side sanding wheel.

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poospleasures

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#5 posted 10-19-2014 11:25 PM

You might try the ShopFox. I bought one of theirs last year. Although I do have an old sears like you just lost. Mine is in good shape and I do not use it often. It is a backup. The ShopFox is an excellent piece of equipment. It is a little pricey but well worth it. I use it a bunch every day.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 10-20-2014 12:12 AM

I bought a Grizzly 6×48 with a 9” disc on Cl and it has been a beast. I have never had it bog down.

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