Drill Press Edge Sander
Use the power of your drill press to smooth out the rough edges on your project workpieces.
A full-size, dedicated edge sander is one of those tools that would be nice to have — if you have the space. As an alternative, we built the portable edge sander you see above. It’s a scaled-down version of a big, commercial unit with several advantages. First, it’s powered by your drill press. Since there’s no motor, it’s easier to store when it’s not being used. Plus, it uses a common 4" x 36" sanding belt. The long, wide platen provides support for smoothing straight edges and outside curves. Inexpensive hardware, including ball bearings, makes it a smooth-running, quiet machine. And the best part is, you’ll find that building the sander is just as enjoyable as using it afterward.
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What You Get:
- 11 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 29 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Shop-tested tips and techniques
- Materials and hardware list
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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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.