|Ray Saunders||04/01/2012 09:08:08|
|2 forum posts|
I'm looking to buy a disc/belt sander and started looking at the Record and Scheppach offerings but I want the largest disc with the added belt option. (budget restraints means around £150 price range). I have a SIP mitre saw and very pleased with it so now I'm looking at the SIP 8x4 disc/belt sander. Any opinions? I do know that The Woodworker did a test in April 2011 but my subscription is for Good Woodworking digital so haven't seen it.
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The April review was very good in virtually all respects. Try this
it may get you in by the back door. The link works for me but I am a subscriber.
PS I note this is your first post here. Why not complete your profile and join us regularly?
Edited By Oddjob on 04/01/2012 20:02:49
Edited By Oddjob on 04/01/2012 20:05:23
|Roger Provins||04/01/2012 21:06:42|
|23 forum posts|
I have the Draper version which looks identical. All these machines are from the far east with a paint job and a badge to order. I've had it for at least 10 years and it's given no problems. I broke the dust deflector plate (mine own fault) but was pleasantly surprised to find all the spares were available an quite cheap and very quickly posted.
|Ray Saunders||05/01/2012 18:02:22|
|2 forum posts|
Thanks Oddjob. The link didn't work but I'm encouraged by your comment that the review was generally favourable. My local Toolstation store will have it in stock from the 6th Jan at just under £125 so I'll order one.
|Rainer Fyfe||21/03/2012 12:13:55|
|1 forum posts|
Dear forum members,
This is my first post so apologies if I am breaking any protocall.
I have a SIP belt sander with 6"wide belt, fitted with a 10" disc, which has given good service for some years.
However, it has recently become impossible to keep the rotating belt on centre, and no matter what fine adjustment I make, it wants to veer to one side or the other. It has already rubbed through the metal end stop twice, requiring me to braze it together again. I can get a momentary centering if the adjustment knob is quite slack, but it does not seem to be doing anything in this position, and the belt soon drifts.
R K Fyfe
|Nancy Brown 1||01/02/2018 10:51:52|
14 forum posts
This is reasonably well made but has two flaws only one of which is easily fixed first the rest on the disk sander is rather unsteady. If you add an additional bolt to the mounting plate it's much better. The other issue is the speed. It runs very fast and can burn the wood if you get too aggressive. The speed is required to get enough suction on the dust collector. All in all, after fixing the rest mount this is a good product for the money.
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