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.
|Abrasive Belt Size||25 mm x 760 mm|
|Abrasive Disc Diameter||125 mm|
|Belt Speed||860 m/min|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||2 x 45 mm|
|Nett Weight||7 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||370 mm x 300 mm x 380 mm|
|Table Size, Belt||125 mm x 125 mm|
|Table Size, Disc||88 mm x 184 mm|
5 February 2018
Poor build qualityReceived today and my initial thoughts are that this tool leaves a lot to be desired in both the build quality and components used. I am also disappointed with Axminster, because obviously they cannot be bothered to act on the feedback of people who have already bought this tool. For OVER FOUR YEARS customers have been complaining and having problems with the disc table lock handles, which Axminster have done nothing at all to remedy. Isn’t that the point of customer feedback? Like others, one of my locking handle failed after 2 turns! I don't hold out much hope for the longevity of the other handle or the replacement handle that Axminster will be sending out to me! I should not really have to go out to market to for replacements handles on a new piece of equipment, particularly one that carries the Axminster name. Other problems encountered were 1)The support bracket for the belt sander being installed askew making it impossible to fit the belt sander table. 2) Very tight fit to install the disc sander table. Carefully tapping with a soft head hammer enabled the table to be seated.
3 November 2017
Good value for moneyDelivered within 22hrs of being ordered, excellent service. Everything went according to plan until tightening up M6 clamping lever, it just went round and round, would not tighten, or undo. Had to dis assemble lever and grip with pliers. Closer inspection showed the plastic sleeve had split. The plastic and shaft were drilled and pinned and a small amount of super glue added. Ten minutes and we were up and running again.
26 August 2017
Functional but could be betterThe machine functions as it should and will meet the requirements of it's intended use, that being light duty model making etc. However there are two niggling problems that were evident right out of the box. The quality and fitment accuracy of the die cast aluminium parts could and should be improved. I could not get the disc sander table to fit to the disc shroud without dressing the inside mating surfaces with a file and emery paper. Also one of the table locking levers came apart whilst installing, upon close inspection the plastic toothed adjuster had split and come away from the adjustment screw shaft. To get over this I assembled the table using M6 socket head screws instead, I may try to obtain better quality adjustment levers elsewhere. Also the user manual refers to the tables and sanding disc as being made of cast iron, this however is not the case, all of the load bearing parts are made of die cast aluminium. I suppose that cast iron would be too much to expect of a product in this price range, but why the misrepresentation in the manual? I have purchased numerous items from China and It seems to me that anything which is not made from plastic is boasted as being of cast iron no matter what the actual metal is. Strange?
28 January 2017
Excellent machine.Delivery was fast, machine well packaged. Assembled in minutes, adjustments were as easy as one would expect.
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.