Belt Sander

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Beltsander AEG HBSE100.jpg
Synonyms: DE: Bandschleifer, Bandschleifgerät,
Type: handheld sander
Material: wood, metals
Used with: 560 × 100 mm sanding belts
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: after commissioning:
handheld sander introduction
Tutors: Lukas
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: AEG HBSE100 done
Take a picture - done
Find the manual as PDF done
Documentation TODO: explain/illustrate belt direction done
Print QR-Code just outdated or trashed with the old machine? pending
Introduction Handheld Sander Introduction done
Security Check Cable has been replaced. Sander is quite loud; the bearings may be near the end of their life. done
Test to be done or witnessed by a manager done
tool's name, owner and approx. value provide to Patrick 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.

With the AEG HBSE100 it is strongly advised to wear hearing protection as it is quite loud!


This sander requires 560 × 100 mm belts. We might only have smaller belts at the moment, 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.

Turning direction of the belt and markings on the belt.

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.


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.