Sanders: Eddykate me gurls
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I'm considering a 6 x 48 with a disc
I have been nursing my ancient Crapsman along and am pretty much done with it and the re-purposed screaming electric lawnmower motor I have on it. Yah one of those gear reducer mower electric engines that supposedly produce 5HP ( ha ha ha ) and howl like a whole flock of wild injuns on the attack.

Anyway I'm looking at Jet and PM and noticing that the Jet is actually more money.

Anyone had opportunity to examine the two and compared them and what's with the one sided drum adjustment on them - - is it any good?
First thing I did to the crapsman was to lose the cam adjusters and replace them with screw thread adjusters. To their credit, they put out one on either side. Still the cams didn't work; Too crude.
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  Re: Sanders: Eddykate me gurls by axlotal (I'm considering a 6 ...)
http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-80-B...nder/G1531
Forget the disc, you'll never miss it. Having the belt mounted vertical opens up more possibilities. This is what factories use. The idler drum and table keeps every square for inside curves. The table on the long platen keeps every thing square and sands linear. You can sand 6' pieces to remove jointer marks in seconds without changing dimension. Not having to buy disks and belts is a plus. Belt changes are snap, just pull back that lever on top is all there is. Rarely do have to retrack the belt. Imagine doing 20 two foot dia hardwood lazy susans on the disc. You then have to resand to get cross grain scratches out. With the belt you sand it once. The longer belt runs cooler and lasts longer. Check belt prices for the Grizzly sander at www.industrialabrasives.com

Been using edge sanders 50 years. 12" disc is useless to me.
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  Re: Sanders: Eddykate me gurls by axlotal (I'm considering a 6 ...)
Sanders? He's an avowed Socialist! Oh, wrong forum, sorry!

Have you considered a sanding disc on the TS? I use Infinity Tools' set up disc set. Comes with the machined plate for setting the saw up, a self adhesive hook pad and a couple of 10" sanding discs. Nice big, flat table to work on, and you can easily angle the disc.

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  Re: Sanders: Eddykate me gurls by axlotal (I'm considering a 6 ...)
I have this one Being an old ShopSmith guy it seemed natural to me to use the TS as my disc sander. That Griz edge sander is a lot of tool for the $$$ but if you have the flat side done with the TS disc, you can do well with one of the less expensive Oscilating edge sanders This will do radius and quite a few other functions. That big wide edge sander will really only shine on really large projects.
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  Re: Re: Sanders: Eddykate me gurls by Steve N (I have [url=http://...)
I picked up the Jet JSG-96, 6 in. x 48 in. Belt / 9 in. Disc Combination Bench Top Sander a couple of years back on a super sale.

I use it a lot now that I have it and only wish that the disk sander was 12" or more.

Once you start making things with curves, sanding machines come in real handy.

I also have the Jet oscillating spindle sander - another neat tool that you wonder how you got along before you got it.
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  Re: Re: Edge Sanders by Rick L ([url=http://www.griz...)
I have an older PM, a model 30a that I restored a while back. It has both the 6x48 and a 12" disk and I find that I use both quite a bit. As a matter of fact, the disk is much more useful if you are rounding over corners as it will remove material much faster than the belt. I use it to square up ends on small pieces of aluminum that are ragged from sawing and it does a nice job.


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  Re: Re: Edge Sanders by Rick L ([url=http://www.griz...)
Rick L said:



Forget the disc, you'll never miss it.





I've been considering just getting an 80" belt

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The idler drum and table keeps every [thing] square for inside curves. The table on the long platen keeps every thing square and sands linear. You can sand 6' pieces to remove jointer marks in seconds without changing dimension. Not having to buy disks and belts is a plus. Belt changes are snap, just pull back that lever on top is all there is. Rarely do have to retrack the belt. Imagine doing 20 two foot dia hardwood lazy susans on the disc. You then have to resand to get cross grain scratches out. With the belt you sand it once. The longer belt runs cooler and lasts longer.
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Been using edge sanders 50 years. 12" disc is useless to me.




There's a lot of selling points there Plus I do have an 18" disc that mounts on my lathe
https://youtu.be/QmETxVW9src
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  Re: Re: Sanders: Eddykate me gurls by handi (Sanders? He's an avo...)
handi said:



Have you considered a sanding disc on the TS? I

Ralph




I'm running an austrian slider so I wouldn't introduce a grit producing element to the equation. I do have an 18" disc that I run on my Lathe. It's just that one must mount it and demount it or leave it on and not use the lathe while it's mounted.
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  Re: Re: Edge Sanders by EvilTwin (I have an older PM, ...)
EvilTwin said:


I have an older PM, a model 30a that




That's a lovely machine.
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  Re: Re: Edge Sanders by axlotal ([blockquote]EvilTwin...)
They sell on Public service's auctions all the time . Punch in your state and keep your eye out for one . They come out of schools.
Old school PM and Delta

I have a Craftsman Table top model . I use the belt and disc the same . Probably the disc a little more.



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