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Over the course of a little over a year, I have gone through two bench-top 4 x 36 sanders.  I finally had enough and decided an upgrade was in order, and rather quickly (our annual community yard sale is next weekend).  So, I got together with a good friend of mine and we worked out some details and he started the build (he had the motor and most of the frame steel).  When the machine got to my shop, I had some work to do to get it in running shape.  I must say, this machine works better than either I or my friend could imagine.  I'm going to try to list what was used:  The drive motor is a 1750 RPM 110V furnace blower motor (1/4 HP) and the drive wheel is from a junked push-type snow blower, the two large rollers are old steel casters with rubber tires and grease fittings, the main frame rail is a piece of 6" wide 'C' channel welded to a 3/8" thick vertical plate with two pieces of 2 x 4 rectangular tubing as feet, The power cord is from an old burned up angle grinder, The pedestal and rocker arm for the tensioner is made from scrap pieces of steel with the spring from a junked futon bed.  The only out-of-pocket expense was the set of skateboard wheels and bearing for the tensioner roller.

 

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It's aliveSorry couldn't help myself!! Who knows Frank may just allow you to progress to another before he needs a new neck bolt! I do a lot of metal fabrication work and once I build my KMG clone, I wonder how I ever got by without it!!

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This is certainly a monster. NICE, i also built my own. A different kind of monster. This has 2hp drive on it, with 5 stage pulleys. I am going to have to re-mount the motor though, on a hinge to act as its own tensioner. 

The power in this scare the crappers out of me. :P

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You've gotta love that, recycling at its best! Your only likely problem is being a bit underpowered, but what the hell, sort out the bugs with what you've got and when it burns out or you start to bog it down while grinding just swap it out for a 2hp'ish motor and then it'll eat anything!

i love it!

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Nice :)

As Bob said, you'll probably want a much larger motor on once you get to know the beast.

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Believe it or not, I've done some grinding on it, and the motor never even hiccuped.  Even with an 80G belt, as soon as the steel touches the belt, the machine just eats it.

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11 hours ago, R.W. Deavers said:

Even with an 80G belt, as soon as the steel touches the belt, the machine just eats it.

Thats cool. Get at it then. :P

 

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