I 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 .
Last edited by hardtail69; 01-31-2015 at 01:37 AM.
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