Disc sander or vertical belt sander mod?

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Mrclauds
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Disc sander or vertical belt sander mod?

Post by Mrclauds » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi

I hope someone can clarify this for me... Is there a reason why one would choose to use a disc sander rather than a vertical belt sander with table? Seems like it does the exact same thing?

I ask because it would suit me far better to modify the plans to house a belt sander rather than disc sander, both for ease of access (lathe will be up against wall with no option to reach disc sander from side without swinging out entire lathe) and when reducing vibration during turning.
All i would need to so is remove the belt to reduce vibration rather than the entire disc and table?

Thanks
Clauds

Suso
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Re: Disc sander or vertical belt sander mod?

Post by Suso » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:51 pm

hello Clauds,
If you try a disc sander, you will want it for your workshop. Ideally I will have both tools, but if I have to choose I prefer the disk sander.
You can use wheels on the lathe's stand so you can use the disc sander easily.

Mrclauds
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Re: Disc sander or vertical belt sander mod?

Post by Mrclauds » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:19 pm

Great, thank you...
Do you see any issues with putting a 90 degree attachment and having the disk facing the front?

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Re: Disc sander or vertical belt sander mod?

Post by Suso » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:33 pm

what kind of attachment do you mean? could you post a photo? it could be a good idea

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Re: Disc sander or vertical belt sander mod?

Post by Mrclauds » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:51 pm

Something like this works on high speed drills and is full steel... And easier for most to get ahold of...
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But if thats not good enough, I can get 90 degree gearboxes like this... (sealed of course)

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Re: Disc sander or vertical belt sander mod?

Post by Suso » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:11 am

I like the gearbox, I think it could work!

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Re: Disc sander or vertical belt sander mod?

Post by Mrclauds » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:32 pm

Great, thanks

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