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    We added a new toy to the shop today. Not the nifty lathe I'm yearning for, but a lovely Porter-Cable 4" belt sander/8" disc sander combo. Didn't take long for me to sand off one finger tip, but did manage to make short work of reducing 3/4" thick wood to 3/8" for the intarsia project I'm doing right now.

    Jan

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    Congrats on the new toy Jan. Just remember moving parts hurt fingers. LOL
    Tim

    In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

    I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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    • #3
      Congrats Jan...ya gotta luv a new toy even if it reshapes the fingertips too - lol! I bought the same one a year ago and luv, luv, luv it! It is definetly a work horse! I am not sure where you are located, but I did find in my area that the belts/disc were limited...so when they get them in stock I try and buy all of them to have on hand. Even looked on Klingspor and couldn't find the 8" disc.
      Enjoy & Happy Sawdust!!!
      ~ Kim

      A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

      www.gonecoastalart.com

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      • #4
        The belts are very easily found around here. Hadn't even thought about looking for the disc. I'll have to check it out and let you know. I'm in southwest Florida.

        Jan

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        • #5
          Kudos on the new toy!
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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          • #6
            jan please watch the fingers.
            Tricia

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            • #7
              I know you have to break a few eggs to make an omlett, but lady fingers for breakfast...?!?...lol
              Good for you on your new toy...!!
              There's sure to be some great stuff coming from that baby....
              Jim

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              • #8
                Jan -- Great new toy. I try not to do my fingernails with anything courser than 150 grit.
                Mtnman Jim

                taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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                • #9
                  That is the tool I purchased in order to have too many for the patio and I needed a shop building. I really like it and the dust collection bag it comes with.
                  I have ground down a bunch of odd shaped slabs cut on the band saw to make book marks.
                  Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                  StephenD


                  The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                  Desert Woodcrafters
                  Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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                  • #10
                    I would highly recommend getting a belt/disc cleaner. it's like a giant gum eraser and just a quick pass over the running belt/disc cleans them like new extending the life beyond belief

                    they are available from most any woodwork vendor, Harbor Freight sells them for about $7 and they last like crazy
                    a must imo

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                    • #11
                      Cliffo, I use one of my very used sandals for that. I have heard of folks using the stoppers from wine bottles as well.
                      Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                      StephenD


                      The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                      Desert Woodcrafters
                      Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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                      • #12
                        I have a couple of those belt cleaners that I have used for my flex drums. Love them. I can't imagine not using them after making the flex drum sleeves last much longer than the foam core.

                        Jan

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                        • #13
                          Jan,
                          Nice "toy", This one will become a big goto tool for lots of projects.
                          Good luck with it.
                          I like Porter Cable and their products.
                          Most of us look at things like sanders as innocent tools, they are not and can give a nasty bite.
                          Rolf
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                          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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