Jet Disc/Belt Sander


I've got the opportunity to pick one of these up for around $400, in very good shape. It's the one with the 6"x48" belt and a 12" disc. It looks like the JSG-6DC on Amazon, except this one has a closed stand base. It's a tool I pretty much need too, as I'm starting to fit trim quite a bit.
JP
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On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 09:27:47 -0800, Jay Pique wrote:

Two Words-- Dust Collection
make that Three Words -- Dust Collection, LOTS
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Borked Pseudo Mailed wrote:

I've got just the ShopVac for it. I really hope it sucks.
As an update, I did indeed purchase the sander....for $300.
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$400 was too much, $300 is more like it. I found an older delta 12" disk and 48" belt for $250 last summer but passed on it. No closed steel base on the older delta.
Alan
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I had the Jet machine. I wouldn't buy it again. You can get a used Delta or Rockwell in the $250 to $400 range if you are persistent and act fast. The cast iron platen on the Jet was soft and it was no longer flat. There were divots and valleys which made it difficult to use. The belt tensioner is very simple but the belt wondered. The motor went bad during the warranty period so they replaced the unit. It went bad 3 years later. It didn't have much use. I picked up a 30 year old Delta and it is still going strong. max

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you need to use protection on the platen. graphite pad works great. this is typical and I would not see any steel but a hardened surface lasting long. even some 0-1 hardened to rc 62 wears under the belt. at first the belt wandered on mine but then it settled down. Jet sent me new spring plates but then it stopped. motor flaws are a random thing for sure. mine has run for hours at a time and gets a huge amount of abuse. plus the jet motor is sealed so you can grind steel with it. can't do that on the delta. Knight-Toolworks http://www.knight-toolworks.com affordable handmade wooden planes
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Gave 500 new on my JET; use it often. As to the base, it's in the rafters of the shed, replaced by one which stores my router "table" and is low enough to provide board clearance in my small shop. It's blue, but I don't hold that against it.
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it will not do a good job. this is a great sander but it sucks about sawdust removal. the internal airflow is not good at all. I did some mods so I have a hose on each part. Knight-Toolworks http://www.knight-toolworks.com affordable handmade wooden planes
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