Difference between revisions of "Belt+Disc Sander"
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|Storage Location||This belt+disc sander is located on a rolling cart in the Wood Shop.|
|Other References||* Belt+Disc sander consumables are on this list: Wood Shop Consumables|
For shaping/sanding wood, some plastics, and aluminum. A very versatile tool good for removing both large and small amounts of material depending on what grit sanding belt and disc are on the machine.
- Don't sand or leave anything wet unless you meticulously clean up afterwards, the table will rust.
- For safe control, rest your workpiece on the table if possible. If this is not possible, hold your workpiece and rest your hands on the table (but away from the disc!). The danger is that the disc could grab your workpiece and jerk your hand onto the disc. Please be aware that any part of your hand that gets sanded will be removed, not smoothed.
- The table should be close to the disc, but not touching the disc. If a thin workpiece gets jammed into the gap, both the workpiece and the sander could be damaged. If you must hand-hold a thin workpiece, try sanding on the side of the disk that moves upward.
- Let your workpiece touch the disc and have the disc do the work. If you have to use force to press your workpiece into the disc, the disc is worn out (and unsafe).
- Periodically cleaning the sanding disc with the big natural rubber stick extends the life of the disc.
- The sander takes 9" adhesive backed discs.