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Bought a wet belt sander

Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by highwaycat, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. highwaycat

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    5EE7B323-7FDF-481D-B9B9-3B5E70A67606.jpeg E7C23977-D585-444D-AFE8-8E5A3EF1896B.jpeg Just bought this. It cuts down on the dust, should come in handy.
    The tilt isn’t that good, hopefully I can fix that. I broke a belt on it, it looked like it was taped together.
    It’s alright but it needs some work.
    I had to shim the plate with sandpaper to get it even.
    The wheels spin slowly, I like that.
    Is it bad to get the bone wet?
     
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    I love it when a new tool arrives! Congrats!
    That looks like a blade sharpener not a traditional belt sander. It looks like you are using water too, that may cause your belts to degrade.
    This thing: https://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-x-30-in-belt-sander-61728.html?_br_psugg_q=belt+sander with a dust attachment is great for doing nuts. I use to do them on my full size belt sander but small items on a 4 inch wide belt also meant lots of accidental sanding of the fingers and knuckles which isn't very pleasant.
     
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    Is it bad to get bone wet? No, it's a-ok. But let it dry completely before slotting and gluing into place.
     
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    It looks like a wet belt sander for lapidary work.

    No reason you couldn't use it for other applications :).

    If you use it wet, you might check into belts designed for wet or dry sanding, they will hold up better when run wet, especially the joint where the belt is joined together.

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    Too bad, can you dry it out somehow? :lol:
     
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    I ordered some high quality waterproof sandpaper just waiting for it to arrive.
    After some research it seems this is meant for working on glass. This will come in handy down the road.
     
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    I setup the tilt and ran it and readjusted until it ran smoothly.
    Silicone waterproof paper is already heat resistant, very sharp and precise, water is the icing on the cake. I’m very happy.

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    Here’s a fresh nut. E4D2CE32-7EA2-4DFA-AABD-1B0D896A2D50.jpeg 9A0C8145-760F-4769-9D47-42ADCABB9B8D.jpeg
     
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