View Full Version : Cheap Belt Sanding

Drum Thumper
12-05-2007, 05:51 AM
Note: This is not my original idea--I saw it in a woodworking magazine.

The problem: I need a stationary belt sander.

The bigger problem: Said belt sanders start at ~$400 US.

The solution: A hand-held belt sander and a heavy duty vice.

In a nutshell, invert the sander and clamp it in the vice. Plug it in, turn it on, and sand away to your heart's content!

12-07-2007, 05:08 PM
good idea, but i thought this was going to be a home made sander :(... ohwell still effort rep.

Drum Thumper
12-07-2007, 08:06 PM
Give me a bit--I'm working on it ;). Found some old plans, and I'm updating em and whatnot.

12-07-2007, 10:13 PM

Drum Thumper
12-08-2007, 02:50 PM

Uh oh. The natives are getting restless. Good thing I'm just about done getting the parts list together.

Please, give me a bit of time here. School and work first...although if it was up to me, work would not be in the equation.

06-09-2008, 04:26 PM
Old thread but here's some tips.
Look for an old nitro RC starter box.
You can used the parts from one of those to build a belt sander.

I can throw up some plans but it's stupid easy to build, a couple brackets, a way to tension the belt. The rollers are rubber coated (rubber hose). easy easy

06-09-2008, 04:36 PM
You could use a fan motor to power a belt.