The disc sander is fully enclosed and has a finely ground table with a precision alloy mitre fence. The table can be tilted through 45° with preset stops at 45° and 90°. Along the top of the table are two T slots machined 90° apart which will accommodate either the mitre fence or the circle sanding point (supplied as standard). The 150mm wide belt can be used in either the vertical or horizontal plane and has a fully adjustable and well machined table from which to work in the upright position. A graphite slipper plate sits directly behind the sanding area, reducing friction and ensuring greater belt life. A 100mm dust extraction outlet is positioned behind the machine; this extracts from both sides of the machine without the need for hose re-positioning. The sander can be mounted straight onto a bench or onto the optional closed stand but please note that it is supplied as standard in bench mounting form; if it is to be floor standing the optional closed stand (which also incorporates retractable wheels allowing the sander to be easily moved when not in use) will need to be ordered. Supplied with an abrasive belt and disc, mitre fence, circle sanding accessory and service tools.
|Belt Speed||600 m/min|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm|
|Overall L x W x H||600 x 800 x 1,450mm (belt up)|
|Table Size, Belt||140mm x 280mm|
|Table Size, Disc||260mm x 300mm|
|Abrasive Disc Diameter||230mm|
|Abrasive Belt Size||150 x 1,220mm|
2 July 2015
A reasonably powerful, but flawed and disappointing machineIt seems to be impossible to find a decent 'light trade' belt and disc sander here in the UK. One sturdy and powerful enough to do precise sanding jobs on a daily basis without breaking the bank. There are wobbly hobby machines for one or two hundred, or beautiful professional machines for two to four thousand. So I had my doubts before I decided to buy the Jet JSG-96 as the best of the bunch that sit between these two extremes. Sadly my doubts were well founded. The JSG-96 has been around for over 10 years, and earlier models are described as having a cast iron base. Axminster list the weight of this machine as 60kg, which led me to believe that it still had a cast iron base. The machine is heavy, but nowhere near 60kg. Axminster do not mention that the base is made from pretty thin (1/8th of an inch) flimsy plastic, with small metal inserts for tool mounting and bench fixings. An idiotic cost saving exercise that significantly compromises the performance of this machine!