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    Godt gjort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stainless stål View Post
    Thank you for your nice comment, C-Bag

    I have not made the belt sander. It's just a regular pipe sander. I've just made an elevation on the sides of the wheels to keep the belt better in place when I work fast sideways on tubes like in the video.

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    Olav I don't mean to derail your post or take anything away from your DIY tools, but I've never seen a pipe sander before. Most of my life I've done metal work, but not much having to do with stainless. I had to do some refitting of some stainless fruit guides on a fruit sizer and it of course messed up the brushed finish. I found out they had a special horizontal abrasive drum on a variable speed angle grinder that could repair the finish. And without that our regular flap disc's had no way to make that style of finish. And just like with the fruit guide, trying to do the repair like you did would not look just like new without that particular sander.

    So when I did a search for a hand held belt sander I only came up with ones I was familiar with. Not until I went back and reread your reply did I notice "pipe sander". That brought up a whole slew of machines like yours. And the prices are staggering, the cheapest was almost $200 and going up to around $1500! So in my mind a DIY version of this type of sander as a bolt on attachment to my Makita 4 1/2" grinder is a worthy future project. If I was doing this kind of work all the time I could see buying one, but it's not something I do a lot of. But thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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    Amazon has the sander with forty belts in four different grits for $188 Amazon Prime. Mine will be here Tuesday.

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    Laborious but practical and beautiful result ! Olav, you are the best !

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    Wow, great video showing the repair process and results.

    Got to remember Pipe Sander.

    Seems like one could make one with a angle grinder ...

    Ralph

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    First, I would like to thank you all for your kind comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Wow, great video showing the repair process and results.

    Got to remember Pipe Sander.

    Seems like one could make one with a angle grinder ...

    Ralph
    I have actually made such a sander for angle grinder a while ago. The speed of an angle grinder is too high so it must be regulated down, as I have done with gears, as you can see in the picture. It works fine so I'll make some safety covers around the gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stainless stål View Post
    First, I would like to thank you all for your kind comments

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    I have actually made such a sander for angle grinder a while ago. The speed of an angle grinder is too high so it must be regulated down, as I have done with gears, as you can see in the picture. It works fine so I'll make some safety covers around the gears.

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    Holy-Moley BatMan!! Pretty darn trick!!

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    In lieu of using a small right angle grinder to make one of these pipe sanders a rt angle polisher could be used many come with variable speed and their max RPM is only around 3000 RPM or less
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    Quote Originally Posted by stainless stål View Post
    First, I would like to thank you all for your kind comments

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    I have actually made such a sander for angle grinder a while ago. The speed of an angle grinder is too high so it must be regulated down, as I have done with gears, as you can see in the picture. It works fine so I'll make some safety covers around the gears.

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    You can use one of those Router Speed Controllers from Harbor Freight (or elsewhere) to regulate the speed of the angle grinder. Those router controllers will turn single speed universal brush motors into variable speed tools. You can even use one on a shop vacuum to decrease suction.

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