A few weeks ago, I had to flatten a board... I don't have a thickness planer, etc....Gilbear said:I've lost it - Having no planer, I'm tired of using the belt sander for thickness planing, not to mention the swirling dust - I know I saw a jig or setup for floating a router over material for thickness planing but now I can't put my finger on it - anybody got a link or plans for that?
Bob,bobj3 said:Hi Joe
I used the Grizzly one below because it was a Enclosed type and it would be working in dust cabinet so to speak,the dust box is just about a 1 1/2 " from the motor,and I rate motors by the amps. they pull that tells me a lot about the motor.
I have a had good luck with Grizzly motors in the pass.
I'm not sure about HF motors I have not used one >.
* Type: Enclosed
* Size: 1/2 HP
* RPM: 1725
* AMPS @ 110V / 220V: 8.8 / 4.4
Full 1 Year Warranty!
The sander is working great , I was going to fire up the joint and the planer and I said OK lets see what this thing can do , Work great for both jobs.
I need a be more time with it to keep out the snipe out on the end when I come off of it like most tools, time,time,time with the tool.
JOE just a note ,,, the kit will come with 2 pulleys both are 1/2" I.D. so you will need to get a 5/8" I.D. one for the motor you get. 2" one.
They intercepted my phone msg abt the 5/8" pulley needed...bobj3 said:Hi Joe
Please let me know.besure to view the DVD b/4 you start, it's not the same as the PDF plans, the one they make (on the DVD) is like a shoe box with the motor that hangs on the front of the sander drum box, it's almost funny but not at a 200.oo price tag.
But it's a small family company but that's ok because the kit is worth it ,but the DVD is funny in a way.
Note the top they cut with the table saw and then note the one they use,it's been done with a router, you can tell by the round ends of the opening for the drum on the back side of the top. (45deg. with rounded ends)
Note to sure where to post this, but it's here now so I guess you will see it .
I called them today inquiring about my order...Joe Lyddon said:Bob,
I just placed orders... Motor from Grizzly and 18" drum works (w/ free DVD & 10 yd. roll of sandpaper) 2 6" Mops w/ FREE 1" Mini Mop!
I forgot to mention the 5/8" pulley... will have to call them to get that changed... (they will do it, I understand).
Will let you know how it goes.