This 100mm wide belt sander is as simple as they come. Very well made in sheet steel, it can be used either on the horizontal platen or on the end roller for curved work. Both functions have a work stop, plus an eye shield on the roller end. There is a graphite plate on the platen to reduce friction which can be an issue. A simple door closes off the platen when it is not being used. Belt changing is very simple, as is belt tracking via a hand knob. The direct drive 0.75kW motor is fully dust proofed to IP54 standards and has an automatic brake fitted for quick stopping. This sander would prove to be a very useful addition in most trade workshops, and it is built to work every day.
|Belt Size||100 x 1,220mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||75mm x 2|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000m³/hr|
|Overall L x W x H||630 x 410 x 355mm|
|Power||0.75kW 230V 1ph|
|Table Size||100 x 280mm|
2 November 2016
bs100 Belt sanderI have the BS100 belt sander. Its robust and well made and although made abroad is superior to the hobby series belt sanders which are very light in construction in comparison.. As mentioned in other reviews the BS 100 has one major fault and that is as you work on the machine the belt is running towards you which showers you with dust from the top of the belt. Its poorly designed in that respect and needs to be re-designed to overcome the problem. Belts supplied by axminster are good quality, reasonably priced and last well.
16 July 2016
BS100 sanderA good replacement for my old Sheppach disc/belt combi which set on fire. This one is much safer & robuster by a mile. The one problem I found, which way round is it supposed to be operated,belt driving to the left & having to reach over the moving belt to turn it on/off,or turned round with belt running to the right having to stoop over uncomfortably to see the work piece clearly with the motor in the way. I then had a think & mounted it vertically on the wall running down hill with extraction at the bottom assisted by a shroud made from a soup can & mounted where the eye protection plate was , round the belt end and sealed with a couple of lengths of duct tape. By using the sander in this position the machine is now easier & safer to operate & I can see all that is happening when sanding.
29 April 2016
A great little sanderA nice machine, well built and direct drive. Range of belts disappointing 3 grits only luckily I have plenty of belts from my last Axminster sander which died, same length but wider. These are easy to cut to the right width with heavy scissors. The only issue is the belt runs towards you, this means extraction is near on impossible as most of the dust is thrown off the top of the belt and never gets near the dust extraction port. Quite why there is a rear extraction port is a mystery. The solution is to tape a plastic bag over the front of the machine to stop the workshop from filling up with dust. I would prefer a belt that runs backwards. The other issue is that to undo the cover to change belts you need to use the Allen key provided. Either side of this screw is 2 usless knobs that do nothing, what a waste of time and money. You would have thought in this day and age with all the experience of tool design that someone would have thought not to go to the expense of putting two knobs on that do nothing and to instead replace the Allen screw with a knob. This is a pain and I will have to buy and fit a knob of the right screw pitch because using an Allen key to open the cover is not on. Apart from these two issues a nice machine that has no vibration and runs well.