Brought home my Rockwell 6"x48" belt , 12" disk sander home.... (w/pics)


I finally brought home my Delta/Rockwell sander,
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The motor was a 3450 RPM 3 phase motor and I could not easily find the motor I wanted in 3450 RPM single phase. I decided on a 1.5HP 1725 RPM Leeson cap start cap run motor with a manual reset overload. This required a larger pulley but was not a problem to source.
I will be mounting the new mag starter inside the stand and using the original remote on/off buttons.
I could probably just switch the motor and start using the machine, but I am going to tear it down and paint it, replace the bearings, etc.
I was hoping for an older one, but 6 years is a long enough time to be looking...
David.
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Did you consider keeping the motor and adding a VFD? One complaint people have with those combo sanders is that there is no ideal motor speed for both the belt and the disc. With a VFD one could have the best of both, and avoid changing the motor. These days you can get a VFD for not much more than the price of a motor.
I have a similar Rockwell, but belt only, no disk. Fine machines!
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On 2006-07-03 00:40:19 -0700, "David F. Eisan"

A useful tool which should be in every woorworker's/metalworker's shop.
The 6x48 belt/12 disk was the first machine I bought new.
I had used the 12 disk model in H.S. metal shop in the 1950s.
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