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Old 11-15-2017, 11:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think a belt sander is one of the most important beginning tools for a shop, and the combination belt/disk sander would be a huge asset for pen turning and general woodworking!

I'd echo Edgar & Bill in stating (1) make sure to pay attention to the ease of belt swaps, and (2) don't expect much from the miter gauge/disk table at this price point. I have several comparable models (Rikon, Ryobi) and pretty much avoid the disk sander. I'm sure someone more motivated could find ways to sure up the table/gauges, but they have too much play and I don't trust them for squaring blanks.

If you're on the fence and have the room in your budget, I hope you consider moving forward! It's amazing all the uses you will find for these little machines.

Good luck!

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