Belt Disc Sander

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Belt Disc Sander
Owner Midsouth Makers
Tool Category Tool -> Power Tool
Model 31-460
Serial R9025
Cost 0
Status Available
Availability Anyone may use

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  • 3100 rpm disc and 2000 sfpm belt speed


The disc size is 6" and the belt is 4" by 36". If you break or burn out a belt/disk please replace it.

Allowable Materials

Wood is recommended. Soft plastics and metals can be used but will cause premature belt wear.

Sanded wood must comply with the following rules:

  • No moldy or wet wood
  • No treated/painted/finished wood
  • All nails and staples removed

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Wear Safety Goggles
  • Use Hearing Protection
  • Roll long sleeves above the elbow
  • Tie back long hair
  • Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or jewelry
  • For dusty operations, wear a dust mask

Safe Operation

  • Always sand against a sanding table – no ‘free hand’ sanding in mid-air on the main belt surface
  • Always sand pieces significantly larger than the gap between the sanding table and the belt or disc
  • Only apply enough pressure to allow the sandpaper to remove material; do not force material into the sander
  • Move objects continuously back and forth across the sanding belt or disc to prevent burnout
  • Only sand on the left side of the disc; never cross over the center of the disc
  • Adjust the table angle by loosening thumb knobs or Allen wrench screws and then moving the tables; make sure to re-tighten and secure the tables before sanding begins

Prior to each use

Hook a vacuum to dust port if sanding a substantial amount. It will make cleanup easier.

After each use

  • Brush off any sawdust/leftover materials
  • Sweep surrounding area
  • Return sander back to its location