Belt Sander

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AlphaTools BBS 720

AlphaTools BBS 720.jpg
Synonyms: DE: Bandschleifer, Bandschleifgerät,
Type: handheld sander
Material: wood, metals
Used with: sanding belts
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: after commissioning:
upon personal introduction
Tutors: Lukas
Manual: identical Einhell tool
Similar (More or Less): eccentric sander

This tool is not ready for usage yet, since not all commissioning steps are completed yet. The process is also tracked on GitHub. Feel free to contribute to making it usable, any help is very welcome!

Task comment Status
Name the tool: AlphaTools BBS 720 done
Take a picture - done
Find the manual as PDF identical Einhell tool done
Documentation this page, status: in commissioning pending
Print QR-Code use the wikicrawler done
Introduction started here: "Handheld Sander Introduction" pending
Security Check Lukas done
Test Lukas/LokowandtG; shop vac adapter would be nice but the bag is fine for outside use done
tool's name, owner and approx. value provide to a manager for inventorization pending
Last step: make it available physically and in the wiki - then delete this template pending

This tool 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.


This sander requires 76 × 457 mm belts. We only have a few belts, so be prepared 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.

TODO: explain/illustrate belt direction


although the belt sander can be clamped very carefully in a woodworking vise, we should really make a proper stand for such stationary uses!

The Spanish Maker Román Palma shared instructions for a nifty three-position stand in Make: magazine, see the article and video here!

With such a stand we could use the belt sander as a simple substitute for a planer (DE: Hobelmaschine) or bench grinder.