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timgarrod

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Bench Sander
« on: October 16, 2016, 01:52:54 PM »

Afternoon All,

Looking at getting a a bench sanders next week,

Which one would be more useful

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-cs4-6d-belt-and-disc-sander/
or
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cbs1-5-belt-disc-sander/

Cheers
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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 01:59:37 PM »

Hi there, when I went to the link I have the one on the top - and the Flat belt bit of it is very useful for levelling stuff off.   The 2 rests, one for the belt sanders and one for the disc tend to be a bit flimsy and shift around and another thing I found is, its extremely dusty - so make sure you have adequate extraction - this is the 2nd one I have had, the first one burned out :-(

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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 04:30:50 PM »


I have the second one.  A great piece of kit and I wouldn't be without it.

As John says,  you do need to have a vac connected to the exit hole on the vertical sander part. However.... there is no facility for collecting the dust from the flat wheel, so I place the Vac pipe underneath and clamp it in position.

Cheers

ken
 
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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 04:39:29 PM »

cheer all  :-))
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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2016, 04:42:28 PM »

I also have the first one, in fact im on my third, to be fair I use them for an hour or two a day so what you might call semi-profesional use. They have all lasted about 2 to 3 years so pretty reliable I think given the use on wood, ally, brass and even steel, Very useful tool but connect a vacuum and put a mask on they are all dirty machines
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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2016, 06:41:12 PM »

Just be careful with sanding steel as our disc sander at college in the mid ninties was the cause of the industrial extractors catchig fire twice! The third set had some sort of suppressor and the sander had lots of signs with warnings surrounding it. I would hate for anyone's wooddust filled vaccum giving off magic grey smoke  {:-{
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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2016, 06:59:05 PM »

I to have the first one and find it great for sanding down aluminium for bilge keels and the like, it actually is only recommended for wood etc, this I found out after the motor burnt out after ingesting aluminium dust inside the motor, but it is such a good piece of kit I went and got another one this one I have fitted a fibre dust filter under the motor as they have a tendency to suck dust up off the bench and after using on metal I now blow it out with an airline to get any last bits out, I also have one of the other grinders but without the sanding disc on the side this is also very useful as you can get to bits that the bigger one cannot.
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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2016, 11:53:34 PM »

First one, got the same model. They benefit from a bit of fettling like most Chinese tools. Also the toothed belts for the drive are made of liqourice, and don't last long. You're best off getting a decent replacement from hpc gears. They seem to last forever,.

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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2016, 01:24:54 AM »

A word of warning from my own research  %)

Looked a RYOBI combination unit for ~~$110.00.....
Looked at a generic looking No Name version of the same thing......for ~~$65.00

Couldn't believe the difference in price for an IDENTICAL looking machine

1. Asked the guy in the second shop why there wasn't a sanding belt fitted to the generic machine...his response was wouldn't want people sanding off their fingers
2. After much insistence the extra helpful power tool salesperson installed a sanding belt....then quickly walked away
3. Turned the machine on & the belt slipped off the pulleys to one side
4. Fiddled with the tracking adjustment & the belt slipped off to the otherside
5. Found the extra helpful power tool salesperson hiding around the corner & explained the tracking issue
6. His response was not really all that helpful....or polite  >>:-(

Returned to the first store & checked the tracking adjustment on the RYOBI....perfect......~~$110.00 well spent

I agree with most here....these types of [Brand Name] combination belt & disc sanders are great for our model, or light industrial requirements

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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2016, 12:31:08 PM »

Agreed, that's why I said they need a bit of fettling. Bit of adjustment and a decent belt and they're fine. You pays your money and takes your choice.

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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2016, 05:56:17 PM »

cheers all. willgrab one on the weekend to replace the one i got from aldi. that one awful for straight bit but ok for angled. been also looking as the mini table saws too :)
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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2016, 06:22:54 PM »

A band saw is more useful for model work than a table saw

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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2016, 08:00:52 PM »

yea I've got a band saw but cant stop the  blade drifting. use it alot but been looking at the http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-MINI-ELECTRIC-TABLE-SAW-BENCH-TOP-GREAT-FOR-HOBBY-OR-CRAFT-SHIPS-BOAT-RAILWAY-/222282524289?hash=item33c1122681:g:34IAAOSwIgNXwYtI
might be handy then stright cuts are needed
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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2016, 08:26:03 PM »

I can cut straight with a bandsaw. Often they need fettling too to get the best out of them.

What is the make of your bandsaw?

Good quality blades help too.

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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2016, 08:33:44 PM »

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Re: Bench Sander
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2016, 01:49:42 AM »

Bandsaw tip I was told.

Use one blade for straight cutting only (can even be a wider blade), because once you start cutting curves, the blade will distort fractionally.
Use a second blade for curved cutting.

A bit of a pain, but the more you change blades over, the faster you get.
And yes, fettling does help a lot.
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