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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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3/8" Threaded Rod

1/2" I.D. Bearing

5-Star Knob

4" x 36" Sanding Belt

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