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  1. redjhoo
    12-26-2012 12:49 PM - permalink
    Hi Howard
    Was looking at your 2011 photo's of your workshop and am really impressed.
    Do you have the size of the structure and the height of the ceiling.
    I am planning to build a Better Homes and Gardens free plan but am unsure of the 16 x 12 ft size.
    Kind regards
    Dennis Beech
  2. KfM
    10-26-2011 11:59 PM - permalink
    Hi Howard,
    I saw your review for the Craftsman 6"x48" table top belt sander/disc combo.
    I am looking for a belt sander of those dimensions, and for a budget of less than $200.
    What I wonder is, how powerful is the motor? I do some heavy duty work on belt sanders, shaping some REALLY hard exotic woods and dense bone. Any of the regular "off the shelf" belt/disc sanders I've had over the years (the 4"x36" variety) have all had motors of around 1/2hp and they all tend to stall with even moderate pressure against the belt.
    I'm looking for something with the muscle to move the belt against firm to strong pressure, so that I can get through some bulk sanding quicker.
    can this machine do it? The only other one I see on the market for that kind of price is the Central Machinary model, but I'm familiar with their cheap reputation so am leery of buying one from that brand.
  3. Joe Lyddon
    08-17-2011 05:35 PM - permalink
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