Thanks for the responses guys. Think I'll get one. BTW, until recently, I
was doing most all flatening and finishing with hand planes and scrapers.
The only sander I owned was a finisher. Recent convert to sanding. It really
is a better way.
Them's fightin' words...
I was just going to say that I don't have that model, but I have an
old little "Sandcat" or something like that which takes 2.5"x16"
belts, IIRC. Same size range, at any rate. Handy size for a belt
sander, in my opinion. It's nice for rough, quickly-slapped-together
work like an ape might do, but hand planes or scrapers work better for
any fine furniture building. (just a reply in kind...)
A silk purse a pig's ear does not make.
As long as you treat a belt sander as an abrasive cutting tool, you
will be OK.
Even consider the possibility that it might be a finishing tool and
you will be on a slippery slope that you won't want to be on, unless
of course you are a top shop.
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