I have one in the shop and use almost everytime I use the other tools. It works great and speeds up a project. I like the tilting table feature and as soon as I get a cable I can upload some pics of several projects that it was invaluable on.
I picked one up today. Am really liking it. My first impression is that they thought of just about everthing on this...storage for all the tools and supplies, storage for the accessories, and very versitile. I am impressed! Will post some pics once I get done upgrading the laptop.
Did get a chance to try it and made some serious saw dust, but the built in dust collection port took care of that.:thumbsup:
I've had one for a few years,its limited ,but its a good tool.Great for shaping up small items,i find my self wanting something a little bigger,something in the 36"-48" range,there kind of expensive,used ones are hard to come by,been looking for a while.
I was doing some longer boards last night and had trouble with keeping them straight. So thought about mounting it on a bench with some table/fence extensions on each side, almost like a jointer. Like this...
Well, Overall I am very happy with this purchase. I think it will help give my projects a clean look. The assembly was easy and did not have to do any adjustments to true the machine up other than adjusting the ride of the belt.
For those that haven't seen one up close...
Note the storage slots on the front...
Dust Collector/shop vac attachment. A little dust gets by, but works well overall. Also there is storage for the belt sander/insert on the base. Next to this are two holes for storing the included hex wrenches.
The table adjustment has notches for various angles.
A storage place for every attachment.
The belt sander attached. A lever on the back releases the belt tension. The small knob on the right adjusts the belt's position.
The table top closes down to retain the attachments that are stored on the front panel.
I have one of these machines in my shop, and I am quite pleased with the ease of use and function of it.I haven't been using it for very long, as I am still getting my shop set up, but for small projects it is very handy. If you are planning to tackle something large it would probably be better to get a bigger unit.
One of the things that makes this unit so handy is that you can quickly change from a belt sander to a spindle sander. Changing spindle sizes is also very quick and easy.
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