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    Would a craftsman belt/disk sander bevel the edges of steel? What other uses would a machine like that have in a shop?

  • #2
    If you get a combination belt/disc sander... Save up and buy a decent one , with enough power.. those cheapies will stall out with the slightest load applied.. takes forever to get anything done..

    Maybe im just spoiled with the 12" disc , 6x48" belt sander we have at work.. but that machine works great and doesnt stall out.

    *edit.. forgot to add... you will get a lot of use out of one of these machines.. i use them to finish brackets.. bevel edges.. removing the burr from tube ends before/during fitting , sharpening tungsten ..the list goes on and on.. thats why i say get a good one the first time.

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    • #3
      I have the harbor freight and I love it

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      • #4
        I have a craftsman (before crapman) 8" disk/2" belt combo with a 1 hp motor. It works great but I really don't use it much, handier to just pick up the DeWalt 28402 grinder with a 60 grit flaper mounted thats hanging on the bench.
        Regards, George

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        • #5
          I picked up a Sears 4x36 belt disk combo for $25.00 at a yard sale. And it does lack the power. It is very easy to stall. I only use it to square and flatten the ends of exh tubing and shape 1/8 thick stock for brackets.
          It barely gets me by. If it wasnt so cheap I wouldnt have bought it.
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          • #6
            I got this one from Wilke Machine. Its only a 1" belt but that works good for most of the work I do. Its not the best out there by any means but its not bad, I noticed the price went up conciderably. I don't know who actually makes it but its the exact same one Grizzly sells and I'm sure it probably goes under other names as well.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by papasloan View Post
              I picked up a Sears 4x36 belt disk combo for $25.00 at a yard sale. And it does lack the power. It is very easy to stall. I only use it to square and flatten the ends of exh tubing and shape 1/8 thick stock for brackets.
              It barely gets me by. If it wasnt so cheap I wouldnt have bought it.
              Not sure about your Sears model, but mine has a low torque setting. Just change the wiring around, like going from 120-volt to 240. It just gives the motor more power, without going to 240-volt.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by burninbriar
                I got this one from Wilke Machine. Its only a 1" belt but that works good for most of the work I do. Its not the best out there by any means but its not bad, I noticed the price went up conciderably. I don't know who actually makes it but its the exact same one Grizzly sells and I'm sure it probably goes under other names as well.
                http://www.wilkemachinery.com/defaul...skudatarq=2709
                Thats a nice looking sander for the money. Here is a picture of the craftsman, but I am not sure if they make this one anymore.
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                Regards, George

                Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
                Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
                Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

                Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
                Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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                • #9
                  it looks like a grinder powering two sanders........could be causing it to suck?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sundown View Post
                    Thats a nice looking sander for the money. Here is a picture of the craftsman, but I am not sure if they make this one anymore.
                    I've got the same sander. I think you are George about it being discontinued. The belts are also betting rare at Sears. May have to McMaster-Carr or some other alternate source in the future.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tailshaft56 View Post
                      I've got the same sander. I think you are George about it being discontinued. The belts are also betting rare at Sears. May have to McMaster-Carr or some other alternate source in the future.
                      HF used to the the 1" belts and they still might, the 2" ones are a bit harder to come by though. I have never had any problem with lack of power with this one since I have had it.
                      Regards, George

                      Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
                      Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
                      Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

                      Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
                      Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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                      • #12
                        Here is a shot of my Wilton 6" X 48" belt/12 disc machine. It was a little spendy but it is a beast and I can't bog it down. I use it for grinding and beveling mostly. I use 40 and 60 grit blue Norton belts.
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                        • #13
                          very nice works really good.Solid, well designed, and works like a champ. The belt does slip a bit when I pushed it, but when I let the 6502 do the work, it does it quite well. The tracking adjustment for the belt works great, and I've only had to adjust it once, and the belt tracks time after time. WEN includes an Allen wrench to remove the guard, and I wish the would have provided a place on the unit to store it. Even so, this tool gets 5 stars from me for great quality and utility at a very affordable price.

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                          • #14
                            ??????

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                            • #15
                              Soooo, guess that "missing link" is REAL??!?

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