Drill Press Belt Sander
No space for a full-size edge sander? No Problem! This this shop-built accessory transforms your ordinary drill press into a belt sander with all the features of a full-size machine.
Sanding is one of those tasks that few people enjoy. So any time you can speed up the job, so much the better. The trouble is that stationary belt sanders take up a lot of shop space. And they can be rather expensive. But with the drill press belt sander, you can enjoy all the benefits of a large, stationary sander without having to invest in a new piece of equipment or give up valuable shop space. What’s unique about this belt sander is that it’s powered by another tool that you probably already have in your shop — a drill press. The sander is simply clamped to the table of the drill press. Then a shaft on top of the sander is chucked up in the drill press — just like a drill bit. With a flip of the drill press switch, the sanding belt takes off and you’re ready to start sanding.
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- 9 printable (digital) pages of detailed how-to instructions ensure your success
- More than 25 full-color photos, illustration and exploded views
- Cutting diagram, materials list, retail sources for hardware
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.