Central Machinery 6 X 48 inch Sanding Machine

Average reader rating
out of 5
Central Machinery
6 x 48 inch


From intricate contour sanding and shaping to fast stock removal, this combination belt and disc sander does it all! Back plate on the belt sander lets you apply pressure for fast shaping. Remove the back plate for curves and nonstandard shapes. Easy tension adjustment. Cast iron base. Also includes a floor stand.

Belt table and disc table each tilt to 45 deg. for miter sanding
Tracking adjustment to keep the belt running true
Removable back plate for sanding belt
Table size: 6-1/2 in. x 12-3/4 in.
Two dust ports
Powerful 1 horsepower motor
Overweight Item subject to 89.95 additional Freight Charge.

Overweight Item subject to $89.95 additional Freight Charge.
Name 6 in. Belt and 9 in. Disc Combination Sander
SKU 6852
Brand Central Machinery
Amperage (amps) 8
Horsepower (hp) 1
Maximum speed (rpm) 3450 RPM
Table tilt (deg) 45 deg.
Belt width 6 in.
Shipping Weight 112.75 lb.
Table dimensions 6-1/2 in. x 12-3/4 in.
Accessories Included Miter gauge
Warranty 90 Day

Reader Reviews

A great value for me !

Review Summary

My purchase of this sander would be hard to beat considering the price. The castings are a little rough as one would expect from a Harbor freight tool, but it works well. To get everything lined up and square though, I had to perform a fair amount of reassembling. The table at the 6" disc is aluminum and had a slight bow in the middle , but I ran it thru my wide belt sander a few times which solved that problem.
This is almost identical to the one Grizzly, and many other CO's sell, but for twice the price. The Grizzly though has a solid cast iron table at the disc and a metal dust shroud whereas this brand has a one plastic one.The Grizzly stand is better, as this CM stand is rather cheap, thin sheet metal. I 'm decided not to use the stand that came with this. The Grizzly also has dust shrouds at the belt and disc which this one doesn't, but for $15.00 from Lee Valley and a little work you could mount your own , as I've done. Grizzly also has a Graphite face installed on their platen. For $8.50 I purchased a two foot piece of graphite cloth from SuperGrit and glued it to this one. The miter gauge on this tool is plastic, flimsy and pretty much worthless, so I took a better one, off one of my bandsaws that I never use,and adapted it to fit and function better. I made a special miter slot bar from a piece of Rockler t -track, so I can adjust and lock the miter gauge into a fixed position in the slot, which is what you really need when using this gauge at your desired set angle. As you can see in the photos I've posted, I also made a new stop arm from a piece of angle iron and moved it from the other side of the machine.I drilled and taped a new mounting whole. I did this to gain 3 more inch's of area on the platen. I also tied the dust collection in with this so when changing belts I only have to remove one bolt to remove that whole addition. This tool fared pretty well in the reviews on the HF website ,with an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5. For me this was a good purchase since I had a gift certificate for $50.00, and used one of HF's 25% off coupons which brought my purchase down to $113.00 , with tax. If your not inclined to spending some time in tuning and upgrading your tools, then the Grizzly or some other model would be a better choice for you. For the extra $23.50 I spent on the upgrades I believe I got a great value. Saving the extra $340.00, over the Grizzly, was worth my time and effort and I had fun doing the upgrades. And by the way, I haven't found better prices on quality belts, than those from SuperGrit as well. And if you've read any of my other reviews you know I shop hard for the best prices.

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