The SS-12VS disc sander is heavily built in cast iron and has several features that improve the function of the machine. Firstly, rather than having a standard tilting work table, the table on this sander remains level whilst the whole motor and disc arrangement tilts. This allows your work to stay level, improving accuracy and safety. The disc can be tilted from -5° to + 45°, enabling many tasks to be undertaken. The disc angles are adjusted by a rack and pinion arrangement, plus a quick action index system selects -5, 0, 15, 22.5, 30 and 45°. The other major feature is variable disc speed. The motor on this machine is a 750W DC brush type unit, electronically controlled to give a disc speed of between 1,000-3,000rpm. This means that you can choose the disc speed that is right for the job, whatever the material. Disc speed is maintained electronically to compensate for work loads. A manual disc brake is fitted to enable the disc to be stopped quickly if required. The table mounting arms have adjustable stops to make sure that the table is set exactly at 90° to the disc, whilst also allowing the table to be hinged forward for easy abrasive changing. The abrasive has a velcro-style backing for easy changing at any time, allowing the right abrasive to be quickly fitted. Other safety features include adjustable table/disc clearance and a disc quadrant guard. A 63-100mm dust extraction outlet is fitted below the disc, a vacuum type extractor is recommended for this sander. A rear carrying handle is included for bench use or the machine can be mounted onto an optional floor stand.
|Dust Extraction Outlet||63mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||200m³/hr|
|Overall L x W x H||650 x 400 x 430mm|
|Power||750W 230V 1ph|
|Speed||1,000 - 3,000rpm|
|Table Size||300 x 225mm|
|Table Tilt||-5° to +45°|
27 August 2013
Brilliant Piece of KitI agree with the previous reviewer about the mitre fence although it is easy to make the supplied one very acceptable. An alternative is the UJK Technology precision fence which works superbly and, of course, with other machines.
20 July 2013
Disc sanderA really well made disc sander. The discs are very easy to change, the table is precisely flat, it sands extremely accurately to square or to whatever angle or compound angle you want, the motor runs very sweetly, and the dust extraction is pretty good.