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 Post subject: Disk sander size?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:16 pm 
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I’m spoiled that at the school they have a large 20” disk sander. But I really think I need one of my own and have limited space (and money, of course).

There are some inexpensive 12” Chinese made ones from the usual outlets that I can afford both the money and space. Any experience out there on these? Is that too small for lutherie tasks?


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 Post subject: Re: Disk sander size?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:53 pm 
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I have a 12" Delta which gets used regularly. Only problem is the disk is about 1/8" less than 12" so when I order replacement sanding disks they have to be trimmed (extremely annoying).


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 Post subject: Re: Disk sander size?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:57 pm 
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Inside , I have a Delta 12in with 120 on it with a custom dust Hood that I use all the time. I also have a 9in with 60 Grit outside that I also use often to rough stuff out, jigs Etc

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 Post subject: Re: Disk sander size?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:40 pm 
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I had a 12” Harbor Freight disk sander years ago that I quickly sold. I could not keep the table square to the disk. It was very hard to adjust and then wouldn’t stay. I replaced it with a Rikon 6x48 belt/10” disk sander that I am very happy with. The 10” disk is large enough that I can sand the mating heel face to the appropriate neck angle. 9” would probably work. 6” is definitely too small.

In general, I have found that the major downfall of cheap bench tools is the adjusting mechanisms. For something that I use all the time, it’s worth it to me to get something that is both accurate and easy to use.


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