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Belt and Disk Sander

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Delta Belt Sander

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Delta Disk Sander

Belt Sander General Information


The belt sander is a useful, general purpose finishing tool. The belt sander's linear motion makes it an excellent tool for sanding with the grain of the wood. It is not recommended to sand against the grain. Abrasive belts of various grades make the belt sander useful for minor shaping as well as finishing.

Belt Sander Fundamentals:


1
. Tie back your hair if it falls forward when you tilt your head downward.
2. Do not sand the face of pieces that are less than 3/4" thick unless you use a push shoe or some other means of supporting the stock.
3. Never place your fingers over the right hand end of the stock you are sanding. If the stock gets away from you, your fingers will be pinched or may get stuck between the moving belt or the casting over the belt.

Belt Sander Safety Quiz Questions


1. Why should you tie back long hair when using the belt sander?
2. If you need to sand the face of a piece of stock that is ? thick on the belt sander, what would you have to use?
3. What determines the size of the belt on the belt sander?
4. What type of sanding is the belt sander good for?
5. How many different speeds are there on a simple belt sander? Why?

 

Disk Sander General Information


The disk sander is a useful, general purpose finishing tool. It is primarily used for end-grain finishing since its rotary motion leaves cross-grain scratches. Abrasive disks of various grades make the disk sander useful for minor shaping as well as finishing.

Disk Sander Fundamentals:


1
. Tie back your hair if it falls forward when you tilt your head downward.
2. Use only the half of the disk that is rotating toward the work table.
3. Do not sand pieces that are of a shape or size that they can become wedged between the disk and the work table.


Disk Sander Safety Quiz Questions


1
. What is the primary use of the disk sander?
2. Why is it recommended that you not sand all the surfaces of your stock with the disk sander?
3. What side of the disk sander should you use to sand your stock? Why?
4. How are the sanding disk attached to the disk sander?
5. Are the tables on the disk sander fixed?

Select any of the following tools for more safety information:

Workshop Safety

Bandsaw

Drill Press

Belt and Disk Sander

Scroll Saw