This is going to sound like a stupid question..............but I have to ask it! in Beginners Place Posted October 8, 2021 I looked into cutting the cast iron shroud to gain access, but not only would it be a horrible mess, I'm still not sure it would give me the access I need. I'd need a mighty long Allen Key to do the work. Naw, I'll stick with my 12" sander. Never used it for metal working before, don't need one now. I've got this beautiful 2x72 that will do anything I need for now. But thanks for the suggestion.