Band file belt sander
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I’m doing a toy project that has lots of nooks and crannies that need sanding that are hard to reach. Anyone here have the one in the link or one similar? Was/is it worth the money?
Jim

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  Re: Band file belt sander by stoppy ([url=https://www.ama...)
Milwaukee Bandfile — 5.5 Amp, 2,300 FPM, 1/2in. x 18in. Size, Model# 6101-6  
I've had this one for years
does a great job , oh I did HF has them cheap my milwaukee is not kinda hard to find
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  Re: Band file belt sander by stoppy ([url=https://www.ama...)
I bought the harbor freitas version to get in between the slats of a weathered teak garden bench. It did the job for what I needed it to do. My biggest issue was the sandpaper slipping off the roller wheel. It was not a huge issue and quick to resolve.

I cant speak for any other model but since I had one specific use for it once in over 20 years of woodworking it suited me fine. Now it just collects dust.
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Looked like a handy thing to have so I bought one.  Have yet to use it in the 2 years I have had it.  Since you have identified a purpose for it you probably won't let it sit for too long.
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(02-27-2020, 10:31 PM)stoppy Wrote: https://www.amazon.com/WEN-6307-Variable...-1-catcorr



I’m doing a toy project that has lots of nooks and crannies that need sanding that are hard to reach. Anyone here have the one in the link or one similar? Was/is it worth the money?

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They are good for sharpening garden tools also....
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(02-28-2020, 10:01 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
They are good for sharpening garden tools also....

Thanks Jack,  I'd have far more use for one for that purpose.  I always trying to use a hand file to do that.  You may have just tipped me in favor of buying one.
Jim

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(02-27-2020, 10:31 PM)stoppy Wrote: https://www.amazon.com/WEN-6307-Variable...-1-catcorr



I’m doing a toy project that has lots of nooks and crannies that need sanding that are hard to reach. Anyone here have the one in the link or one similar? Was/is it worth the money?

I have one I bought from Grizzly and no longer use it.  I will send it to you if you PM me your address.
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Another option for sanding into little places could be an oscillating multi-tool with a dulled long-reach flush-cut blade that has sandpaper adhered to it. I reckon you could take the blade to the grinder and make it skinnier.

disclaimer: haven't tried it, just an idea.
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I just bought this tool about a week ago to try and clean up my first attempt at through mortises on some 10/4 oak.  It wasn't the best tool for that, but I've decided to keep it since it was cheap enough and I think it will come in handy now and then.  My biggest gripe is it's a bit under powered.  Also, from the Amazon reviews, buying better quality belts helps greatly.
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After just using the tool again on the fore mentioned mortises and turning up the speed, it no longer seems under powered.  Perhaps the speed control is like a rheostat and cuts the power down?
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