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Offline Don1966

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MINI BELT SANDER
« on: July 18, 2019, 02:58:29 AM »
I bought this little belt sander for $50 and is a little jewel for hobby wood or metal work especially small items.


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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 04:13:18 AM »
Slick little sander!  Looks like a dc motor?  Are belts readily available? Handy size for the workbench.

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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 04:18:27 AM »
You can order belts it cones with a bundle of them different grits. I bought it on amazon. The motor is 12vdc, the power supply has about 8 different speed setting. By the way the belts are 13.


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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 04:24:31 AM »
Looks like a useful bit of kit.

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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019, 10:51:06 AM »
Funny as I have been looking at the just recently. Don I have a question for you...would it be fairly easy to remove the backing for the belt and substitute one that is the width of the belt? I'm working on something right now where I want to be able to swing the part past the edge of the belt.

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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 12:42:46 PM »
Nice Don, that looks to be a solidly built little unit too.

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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2019, 04:26:52 PM »
Funny as I have been looking at the just recently. Don I have a question for you...would it be fairly easy to remove the backing for the belt and substitute one that is the width of the belt? I'm working on something right now where I want to be able to swing the part past the edge of the belt.

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PJ if you look at the photo you can see two screws that hold the backplate. It would be easy to tailor a backplate for what you want.

Bill it is made of aluminum and for it size very well made.
 


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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 04:51:04 PM »
If you use it for metal, it would be a good idea to put some sort of cover around the motor, or the magnets will suck in the chips and do nasty things. Cover the exposed wire terminals too to prevent shorts.

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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 07:39:44 PM »
Yeah Chris plan on covering the motor when fling metal not worried about the wire 12VDC not a problem and the terminal are well made.


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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2019, 01:36:45 AM »
Thanks Don, I didn't think it would be a big deal to mod it. Alos thanks for your review I was a bit reluctant, good to hear it is well made.

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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 04:04:56 PM »
 died my toe in for one of these

for the money 30 for the base model you cannot buy the bearings motor and ally to make it , ok if you have a well stocked resources bin the tracking fully is crowned as it should be

be aware there is more than one model for a couple of quid more they supply a suitable power brick , add a bit more dosh and you can get them with a speed controler ( waste of time they run ok for metal as is

well I have modded mine the material rest is now a piece of 2mm gauge plate same for the backing guide 15 mm wide 2 mm thick with top edge rounded off


only criticism I have they say 10 X 330 mm belts the ones that come with it are 10 X 340 mm and are shallop we say they have a rough side and a smooth side put a proxon belt on bit tight but ok makes a lot better job

all in all for 30 delivered it works no its not a 150mm Wilton replacement  :LittleDevil:
My aim is for a accurate part with a good finish

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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2019, 03:37:01 PM »
Cute little thing isn't it!?     I like it Don!

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Re: MINI BELT SANDER
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2019, 06:37:59 PM »
I couldn`t resit too.
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Achim