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    Belt sander

    Belt sander-p1030420.jpgBelt sander-p1030416.jpgI know there are 1 inch belt sanders out there for cheap money and there are really expensive sanders out there but I needed one that was not too expensive but used easily available belts like 3 x 21 so i built this one.
    it is perfect for removing mill scale from coped pipes before welding. The motor is a HF 2 horse cap run, cap start. it never bogs down and it is tracking pretty well too. That was actually my worse fear. that it would be uncontrollable with the tracking but I seem to have hit it right on the nose. The sides of the machine are 3/8 thick steel and only one side is welded to the table so slipping a new belt on is pretty fast. I made all the rollers from D.O.M tubing and inexpensive flange bearings for the ones that had to roll all are on 5/8s steel rod for axles and the adjustments are via rod end bearings with a simple bolt to raise or lower one end and push the other end forward and back. That is what controls the tracking . I do not have a lathe or a milling machine just a drill press and a Millwalkee Portaband band saw with a Swag off road table. This is my fist ever complete machine from scratch. It feels pretty cool to have built it myself. Thanks for looking .
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    Hi hardtail69. Welcome to the forums!

    Nice sander. Very well fabricated!

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    Thanks hardtail69! I've added your Belt Sander to our Metalworking category, as well as to your builder page: hardtail69's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Cool build, hardtail69. You made it look easy.

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    OOOOO Yes I like it toooo. :O) Good Job.

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    Very nice job. Hope you will be inspired to continue to build tools and will sharem them with us.

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    Hi hardtail69,

    Now, that's a useful homemade tool! Your Belt Sander is the 'Tool of the Week'!

    You'll be receiving one of our official HomemadeTools.net T-shirts:

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    Let me know (via PM) your size, color choice, and mailing address. We'll get the shirt in the mail to you directly.

    Congrats!

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    that is so cool thanks double xl black is fine. Sorry it took me so long to respond in didn't think anyone would even notice my post so this is the first time i have been back since i posted.
    Last edited by hardtail69; 02-28-2015 at 08:03 AM.

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    this was my first complete machine from scratch but i do a lot of jig work so i may post some things soon.
    thanks for your comments.

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    i have since made up some plans if yu want to get them just message me and i will email them to you.

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