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Well I am happy to report that the sander was received today after setting up a delivery day for today after getting a call from the local depot! Two young fellas showed up with a beat up old van, backed it up to the garage and carried it into the shop. Box was in perfect shape and so was what was inside! Man is this thing heavy. Shipping weight was 135 lbs. I don't know how the heck I got this out of the box buy myself but it wasn't pretty. Once on to the work table assembly went well. The main housing is cast iron. The belt, disc and spindle tables are all cast iron and nicely ground and add much to the weight of the machine. The disc is 8 inch and the belt is 6 x 48 inches. It came with two different spindle sleeves and table inserts and you can order larger ones up to 3 inches in diameter. The belt and disc table on this sander are the only ones I have ever had that are mounted firmly. Most are slid onto a rod and tightened down by a set screw and they never are firm. These are fit into a cast slot and ride and adjust smoothly. They are fast in place and make a very stable surface. The motor runs smoothly as can be and more power than have ever had on a sander. The sanders are all controlled by a variable speed control. Never had this on a sander before and don't know how necessary it is. Must be on a reeves type drive. This unit comes with a dust collection shoot and a dust bag. I didn't attach the bags as I think most of these are inefficient but should work well with the shop vac hooked up to it. The dust shoot it switchable to the various tables thru two controls one at the base of the machine and one to open the gate by the spindle sander and the disc sander. The machine has a nice little built in cabinet on the back to hold all of the various allen wrenches used to adjust things and also has ears on it for wrapping the power cord around it. Seems to be a pretty well engineered unit. Hopefully there won't be any problems when I get to actually using it. The belt tracks easily and stays in place. Well here are some photos of the unit. Perfect for my small projects like boxes etc. Glad I got it!





Here is the belt and belt table


Here is the disc table.


The drum sanding table.


Variable Speed Controls


Drum Sander Controls - switchable from oscillating to non oscillating.


Dust Shoot


Dust Shoot Controls - Switch able from the different sanders.
 

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Hi Corey
NICE :) :) :)
I was wondering what you where doing home early :) than norm :)

Looks like a great machine, now I see why you sent off for it, well built,it looks like .

Now you need to find some scrap wood and put it to the test.
SAW DUST IT... :) have FUN

Looks like you will need to get BOB N. over and have him give you a hand getting the shipping box ( packing) out from under the machine :) :)

Bj :)
 

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WOW Dooooood.... that is one nice looking machine. Don't think I have ever seen as an eloborate speed control on a sander before. DC blast gates built in are a first for me also. I may have to plug mine into a 220 and see if the wife will let me order one like that :eek:

You are going to enjoy that one Corey, but you better hurry up and finish the kitchen before you are too old to need a belt sander for boxes :D

I sure feel sorry for your back in the morning after lifting that thing around today. Mine is still screaming at me over that jointer wrestling I did the past 2 days :'(
 

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Thanks guys, it does seem well built and runs very smoothly. My back is already talking to me but I can't tell my wife I lifted it by myself. I was a little concerned about the gimmicky 3 in 1 tool and the speed control. The 3 in 1 is not issue, but the osciallating spindle seem to run work as well as the others. The machine must be running to change the speeds and when you take it down to low speed it doesn't seem like much drop until you turn it back up. Not sure that I will use other than top speed much and don't really know where it will come in handy.. maybe for the spindle???? Anyway, seems like a nice machine and glad it got delivered in one piece!

Corey
 

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Hey Corey!

That's the best sander combo I have ever seen!
Very well designed & laid out!
I didn't know there was such a thing available...
I think you got every penny of your money's worth on it.

I look forward to seeing future reports and results of using such a nice system.

Thank you for sharing it with us...
 

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Welcome to the world of Linishers Corey you will soon wonder how you managed without one for so long. Thinking about it I realise that one so young has not lived long enough to try everything that is available. I just looked up the word Linisher and this is what came up:

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To linish is an engineering term that refers to the process of using grinding or belt sanding techniques to improve the flatness of a surface. The flatness may be two-dimensional, i.e. with the view of achieving a flat plate, or one-dimensional, e.g. with the view of achieving a perfectly cylindrical shape. The machine that does this may be called a linisher or a linish grinder. The technique may also be used, with finer grades of grindstone or sanding belt, to polish a surface.

The origin of this word may be a Portmanteau combination of linen and finish.
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Hi Harry

here's one more that can help sometimes

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http://www.answers.com/topic/linish

linish

To linish is an engineering term that refers to the process of using grinding or belt sanding techniques to improve the flatness of a surface.
The flatness may be two-dimensional, i.e. with the view of achieving a flat plate, or one-dimensional, e.g. with the view of achieving a perfectly cylindrical shape.
The machine that does this may be called a linisher or a linish grinder.
The technique may also be used, with finer grades of grindstone or sanding belt, to polish a surface.

The origin of this word may be a Portmanteau combination of linen and finish.

Bj :)
 

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Thanks Joe, Yes I will have to wait a bit to see how it really works and will report back after I get to put it thru some paces.

Thanks Harry, but I think you misunderstood or most likely didn't see the first post on this a couple weeks ago. I have had 2 belt disc sanders in my years woodworking. 2 Fairly cheap ones and my recent one was very cheap lasting less than a year until a mechanism twist and bent locking it up. This one is the nicest one I have ever had and has more power and 100 times more stable as well. Thanks again,

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I should have known Corey that an experienced,albeit young woodworker like you couldn't have managed this long without a Linisher. I must say that you're new one is like none that I have ever seen and I'm sure that it will eventually be passed down to a grandson at which time it will still be state of the art.
 

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Well the son really has no interest in woodworking so it looks like I need a grandson...... well someday anyway..certainly not now!! :) Who knows maybe some day he will. He enjoys the gifts etc. that I make him but he doesn't have much interest in doing any himself. Oh wellll..... thanks Harry.

Corey
 
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