A belt sander removes material rather aggressively with the risk of leaving visible sanding marks (lines). However, sometimes power is what you need to tackle rough workpieces, so this machine will be a great addition for woodworking as well as other projects as it can also be used to grind metals. There are even advantages over stone-based grinders such as the larger surface and no chance of exploding stones. Belts may rip and go flying though, especially if they are installed in the wrong direction.
|Synonyms:||DE: Bandschleifer, Bandschleifgerät,|
|Used with:||560 × 100 mm sanding belts|
|Access Requirements:||Handheld Sander Introduction|
|Similar (More or Less):||other handheld sanders; belt and disc sander|
This sander requires 560 × 100 mm belts. We might only have smaller belts at the moment, so be prepared to bring your own!
If the belt often slips under pressure, it may have become stiff - this may be fixed by "massaging" it a bit in tight bends or replacing it with a new one.
The belt of a belt sander is directional. Make sure to install it in the correct direction (see illustration) otherwise it will get damaged quickly.
The Spanish Maker Román Palma shared instructions for a nifty three-position stand in Make: magazine, see the article and video here!