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Sanding disc shield improves safety

When I use the belt on my belt/disc sander, it makes me a bit nervous to have the disc spinning there while my attention is focused elsewhere. To avoid inadvertent damage to my hide and hobby, I built the shield shown out of scrap plywood and pine, first nailing the frame together, then gluing the front and back panels to it.

The shield rests on the sander's table without fastening, and I've never had a problem with it rubbing on the disc for more than a second. The only time I remove it is to use the disc sander; otherwise, it stays in place to protect the disc and my hands.

David Evans, Roy, Utah


Comments (2)
byrdman611 wrote:

Thanks David, I just recently had my nails done while using my belt sander. I needed this idea. Byrdman Slc,Ut

2/21/2014 04:44:36 PM Report Abuse
debrown3735356 wrote:

Good Idea!! I thought about adding a magnet to keep it from moving, but you are right it will "self center" itself.

6/23/2011 05:43:41 PM Report Abuse

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