Angle Sander?

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Chasboy1

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Sorry I couldn’t think of a better title, but I’ve watched a number of WoodTurning videos where they use what looks like an angle drill, air powered with roughly a 1-1 1/2” diameter sanding head while the project (usually a bowl) is turning on the lathe.
Can anyone direct me to that kind of tool/machine?
Thanks folks.:glasses-cool:
 
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Horror Fright have cheapies of what you are looking for.
https://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=asc&order=EAScore,f,EAFeatured+Weight,f,Sale+Rank,f&q=air+angle+grinder

Amazon have a bunch too.
https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=air+angle+grinders&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

As does Ebay.
https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_odkw=1/4"+air+angle+die+grinder+105+angle&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=1/4"+air+angle+die+grinder+120º&_sacat=0

Dynabrade is the go to industrial level tool.
Dynabrade Inc. Official Company Website

With all of them you need a decent sized air compressor. The sanding attachments are separate and different companies have their own velcro or threaded locking socket / stem so you need to get their abrasives. 3M is a place to start with.


I'll add that you should get one with a rear exhaust. It will blow air out past the hose attach point instead of around the head. Keeps the oil from getting on the work.
 
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I should have mentioned the Ultimate Sanding System is hook and loop so any hook and loop (Velcro) sanding pads will work. I’ve even taken abranet sheets, cut discs from them and use them.
 

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There are two kinds:
Powered: Search "Right angle drill" Electric drill with a right angle chuck.
Un-powered: These have a bearing with a shaft that sticks out at a 75 degree angle and spin by friction with the piece being sanded.
Capt Eddie Castelin did a YouTube video on how to make one.

Both kinds will work. Air power not needed.
 
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Two Sources of Air Sanders

I have two random orbital angle sanders purchased from Craft Supply in Utah and two from Harbor Freight. I find no major difference in them (except price). For under $30 I can toss the Harbor Freight ones if they ever stop working. I use air tool oil on them every day and have used them heavily for bowl and pen turning for several years and they are still holding up.
 

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There are two kinds:
Powered: Search "Right angle drill" Electric drill with a right angle chuck.
Un-powered: These have a bearing with a shaft that sticks out at a 75 degree angle and spin by friction with the piece being sanded.
Capt Eddie Castelin did a YouTube video on how to make one.

Both kinds will work. Air power not needed.


Like this one?

https://m.banggood.com/Wood-Bowl-Sander-Sanding-Tool-with-Sanding-Disc-for-Lathe-Wood-Turning-Tool-Woodworking-p-1416717.html?rmmds=search


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I used to use Milwaukee right angle drills, but for the last 20 years or so I have used the Harbor Freight version. Some last a long time, even as long as the Milwaukee ones did, but some don't last as long. Over all I figure I have save quite a few dollars.
 

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I have the one from Woodturners Wonders. I use it a lot for bowls and really like it's size and weight. It is on sale right now for $10 off.
Works equally well with 1", 2", or 3" mandrels and sandpaper. They also have great deals on sandpaper too. Talk to Ken Rizzo.
Gordon
 
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