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12" by 6"x48" Sander need info

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  • 12" by 6"x48" Sander need info

    I started building my own sander But I don't know how big the table sould be. If you have a sander like this would you measure yours and let me know. I have no plans to go by sence its home-made. "Need to know how big is the table on the 6"x48" belt" Thank you
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    Last edited by Vernon; 06-01-2010, 08:26 PM.

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    If by table you are referring to the platen (the backing plate under the belt) check out this Grizzly sander. http://grizzly.com/products/Combinat...-Series/G1014Z

    From the enlarged pictures you should be able to get a good idea of how large to make yours based on the size of your rollers.

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    • #3
      Table

      The table that I'm talking about is 90* out from the backing plate the belt runs on the backing plate is made as show in my pictures Just need to know about the table where the work rest on. And that table has a milled slot in it. Think its about 8" x 15" by 3/4" thick. Added a quick drawling of what I'm looking for.
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      • #4
        Make it big enough to accommodate the size pieces you intend to use on it. Don't think there is any set size, just what ever size you think you may need.

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        • #5
          Bob nailed. Make it as big as you want.

          What is that machined slot for? securing grinding jigs? I have seen some setups like that for knifemaking. The jigs are used to keep angles even and such things.

          What do you plan on doing with that grinder? Such a wide belt is definitely not for knifemaking!

          Mikel

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          • #6
            Sander

            Originally posted by Mikel_24 View Post
            Bob nailed. Make it as big as you want.

            What is that machined slot for? securing grinding jigs? I have seen some setups like that for knifemaking. The jigs are used to keep angles even and such things.

            What do you plan on doing with that grinder? Such a wide belt is definitely not for knifemaking!

            Mikel
            Just a shop Sander for Angle,Flat Bar,Pipe,Square Tubing and channel sanding no one job. Just a shop sander. I wanted to build

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vernon View Post
              Just a shop Sander for Angle,Flat Bar,Pipe,Square Tubing and channel sanding no one job. Just a shop sander. I wanted to build
              I built mine for 50x2500mm belts and it is one of the most usefull tools in the shop. I built it thinking about knifemaking but I end up using it for a lot more stuff than just grinding the bevels on the knife blanks.

              Good luck and let us see how that beast eats metal once you finish it!

              Mikel

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              • #8
                The machined slot would accommodate a protractor such as on a table saw. It would be valuable for repeating angles or to just hold the stock square & rigid. Obtain the protractor prior to milling the slot so that it will not be too close.

                Jerry in Anchorage
                Last edited by muskt; 06-03-2010, 09:45 AM. Reason: Ommission

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                • #9
                  I have the Grizzly model G1276 sander in the shop. 6" x 48" belt and a 12" disc. The table for the belt sander is 7" x 12 1/2". The table for the disc is 7" x 16 1/2".

                  The mitre slot in both tables comes in very handy. I use an Incra miter gauge in the slot to obtain "true" angles. Works really well for "fine tuning" a corner joint. I would definitely want a miter slot in my table.

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                  • #10
                    Most of the commercial models have tables that tilt as well. With the mitre gauge that would give you dual bevel capabilities. From the looks of the machine so far, you could design a table tilt and lock that is way better than what's on the store bought models.

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                    • #11
                      davinci,

                      He'll be hard pressed to build a tilt mechanism that's better than that found on the Grizzly machine I mentioned.

                      Check out that item on the Grizzly site. Both tables tilt and LOCK firmly in place at any angle.

                      That Grizzly, with a 60 gr belt is a "metal eatin beast".

                      Also has a pretty good dust collection system built in.


                      A good belt sander can be great for tweaking a 45 deg angle on a frame. Ever tried taking off 1/16" with a bandsaw/chop saw/dry cut saw? Easy on a belt sander properly set up with a mitre gauge. Need a 46deg angle? No problem.
                      Last edited by SundownIII; 06-03-2010, 12:50 PM.

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                      • #12
                        I've heard a lot of good feedback on Grizzly tools. I have a whole host of woodworking tools as well as metal working tools. The woodworking guys I talk to like theirs as well. I might have to give them a try.

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                        • #13
                          i have the grizzle sander too great machine
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                          • #14
                            Sander

                            Originally posted by davinci2010 View Post
                            Most of the commercial models have tables that tilt as well. With the mitre gauge that would give you dual bevel capabilities. From the looks of the machine so far, you could design a table tilt and lock that is way better than what's on the store bought models.
                            My goal is to tilt the table Hopefully I can build a better mouse trap This sander was more work than I first thought. Hope to get it done soon "Real soon"!!! Thanks everbody Vernon

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                            • #15
                              On my 9x12 Dayton brand

                              The disc table is 6 x 10, the belt side is 6x10 they both have a dovetail slot in them for the miter gauge and they both tilt.. Like previously posted make it whatever your needs require..

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