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belt sanders

Post by Leggman » 17 Jul 2017, 18:58

I am looking at getting a mini belt sander to aid in clean up once I weld out my frame.
https://www.harborfreight.com/53-amp-12 ... 62863.html
https://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-bel ... 60627.html
Also a better one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-x-18-Air-Be ... SwTuJYxrGd
My neighbor works in a bodyshop and swears by the ebay one.
Any comments or suggestions?

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Post by Midlana1 » 17 Jul 2017, 19:36

To be honest I hardly ever use mine, except to sharpen TIG electrodes. I used the sanding wheel a bit more but in general, use the deburring wheel about 100x more often than either - but that's just me.

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Re: belt sanders

Post by ChrisS » 18 Jul 2017, 13:59

I use a B&D Powerfile (same deal but mains powered) and find it can be really handy for some jobs - had one for years in fact. TBH, like most things, it's probably good to have a choice of tools to cover all the options so I bet I'll be using the beta sander, a bench mounted finisher I just bought as well as a range of flap wheels and grinding discs on the angry grinder too.

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Re: belt sanders

Post by Leggman » 20 Jul 2017, 04:08

I have bench sanders and flap wheels for the angle grinders. I was just thinking about cleaning up the welds on the frame.

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Post by svltrack » 28 Jul 2017, 22:17

Leggman wrote:I have bench sanders and flap wheels for the angle grinders. I was just thinking about cleaning up the welds on the frame.
You want to sand the welds? Kind of a big no-no. If you like, a wire wheel will clean them, but don't sand them down

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Post by Leggman » 14 Aug 2017, 13:31

Not grind them down, Just get the spatter around the welds.

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Post by svltrack » 17 Aug 2017, 21:59

Leggman wrote:Not grind them down, Just get the spatter around the welds.
Up to you, but the most I'd ever do is brush them. If you have a really bad spot, grind it out, and weld it again.

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