It's a delta 31-300 6x48"/12" belt/disk sander:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Should be here on monday. Looks like it might be a relatively new
machine since there aren't too many reviews out there. Does anyone
have any experience with this machine?
I have a good dust collector which sounds like a necessity. I also
wish it was the closed stand version, but that's about $400 more which
I didn't think was worth it. I may make my own base for extra storage
and to get the machine up higher anyway (i'm 6'5"). For the extra $400
you get this dust bag that I would never use. But you also get a
larger cast iron table for the disk sander which I really want.
Depending on how stupid delta part pricing is, I may order the part.
I combined three different discount codes on amazon and got it for $599
with free shipping. The grizzly equivalent (G1183) is $517 with a 1
horse motor instead of a 1.5 horse motor and no stand. This looks like
a different design than the grizzly. The griz looks like the jet. The
griz is also direct drive, this one is driven by a belt. The delta
motor is also tefc. So I figure $83 for a stand, extra half horse,
tefc, and belt drive is probably worth it.
Anyway, I'll try to post a review once I get it all together. I'm
expecting the supplied disk and belt to majorly suck. Can anyone
suggest a good online source for disks and belts and also the best grit
to use for both? Also, I'm not sure if this has a graphite pad under
the belt. If it doesn't where can I get one and how much of a big deal
is this? thanks.