This solid little sander is great for sanding around curves of just about any size. While there are other benchtop units with a higher power rating - this unit has a 1/2HP 4-pole motor that runs at the more optimal sanding speed of 1400rpm so will work equally well both along the grain and on endgrain. 4-pole motors also have twice as much torque as 2-pole motors (that run at 2,800RPM). The housing is sturdy folded steel so it absorbs vibration providing a smoother finished edge.
The three included sander drums have a working height of 110mm and are 3/4in (19.0mm), 1 1/2in (38.1mm) and 2in (50.8mm) diameter. The spindle oscillates (travels up and down) as a simulation to replicate the smooth finish of hand sanding without the effort.
The solid cast iron table is suitable for work piece support of most sizes and can be tilted up to 45 degrees. There are six table inserts that allow for each size drum to be used with a flat table or tilted as well with maximum support around the drum for finer detail work.
Attaching a dust extractor to the integral 2in dust outlet is recommended.
|Oscillations Per Minute
|Working Table Size
||370 x 370mm