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A small bench top sander intended for the hobby model maker or toy maker. With a 25mm(1") belt and a tilting table, the machine is well suited to profiling, finishing or denibbing. The 125mm(5") diameter disc is provided with its own table and mitre fence and is suitable for end grain work. All in all, this is an effective small sanding machine with a host of applications in the hobby workshop. 45mm diameter dust extraction outlets are provided for both belt and disc.Supplied with sanding belt and disc.
|Belt Size||25 x 760mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||2 x 45mm|
|Overall L x W x H||370 x 300 x 380mm|
|Power||190W 230V 1ph|
|Table Size, Belt||125 x 125mm|
|Table Size, Disc||88 x 184mm|
11 April 2016
Avoid at all costsWhen it arrived the belt was so tight the motor wouldn't turn, as the spring tensioner would not function making the belt too tight. This was because the casting for the tensioner spring was binding on the pulley wheel.. I resolved this with careful removal of the over casting with a grinder. I've used it three times probably a total of twenty minutes, now there is a loud screeching noise from one of the pulley bearings.
3 October 2014
adequate but room for improvementI bought this model for precision sanding of relatively small parts and whilst the core functions work well - disc sander and belt sander - the manufacturing quality could be a lot better. On the plus side, the belt and disc can be sufficiently adjusted to get their tables within a degree (plus or minus) to 90 degrees but this is time consuming and needs to be checked every time you use it. What is unacceptable is the quality of the adjustable clamping handles used to secure the tables in place. One of the handles on the belt table stripped the teeth on its plastic shaft while I was assembling the machine. I have subsequently replaced them with aftermarket items from Boneham and Turner, which are excellent - you only have to look at them to see how much better they are. I haven't given this machine a full work out yet so it remains to be seen whether it will be sufficiently precise for my needs. If it is, then it's good value for money - even after replacing the adjustable clamping handles; if not it will be a costly mistake.
8 May 2014
Not so bad for the priceThe finition is a bit light. You will have to adjust it yourself for a convenient use, maybe with a file like me or with the vice. For exemple the sanding belt's bracket is not squared.
30 November 2013
Not as good as the originalThis updated model is an improvement on the original model. It is a good deal quieter than the original, however while performance, etc., is about the same there is one serious failing and that is in the containment of the dust created in use.
25 November 2013
Good for light workI bought this machine last summer mainly for finishing small wooden toy parts and jewellery boxes. It's very compact for storage and handling in a tiny workshop. The table locking levers were a bit flimsy and I've replaced them with socket cap screws locked firmly with a T handle Allen key. Otherwise it's quiet running, easy to use and for the price a good little hobby machine.