Rikon 12" Disc Sander #51-200

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Rikon
Model:
51-200
Price:
$240

Description

• Rack & Pinion Table Adjustment
Tilting cast iron table with positive and negative detents (0, 22.5, 45 degrees) which will allow you to set the angle up or down to 45 degrees
• Manual Brake
Stops the disc quickly when your work is completed
• Large Working Table
17-1/8" x 6-1/2" working surface to securely support your work-piece
• Dust Port
2-1/4" I.D. or 2-1/2" O.D. connectors to attach to a standard shop vacuum for maximum dust removal

Horsepower 1/2 HP
Amps 6
Volts 120V
Disc Diameter 12"
Speed 1720 RPM
Table Size 17-1/8" x 6-1/2"
Tilt 45° Up and Down
Miter Slot "T" 3/8" x 3/4"
Miter Gauge Included
Dust Outlet 2-1/4" I.D. or 2-1/2" O.D.

Dimensions
Height 16"
Width 19"
Depth 16-1/4"
Net Weight 72 lbs
Electrical Requirements
Minimum 110 volts
60Hz
15 amp circuit

WOOD magazine review

Good performer, but not feature-laden

Review Summary

(This is essentially the same sander as the Delta 31-140.) High points: Cast-iron table with a 3/4" miter slot and cast-iron platen. Table stops at 90°and 45°. Has holes for bench mounting. Manual disc brake stops disc quickly. Dust collection is good with a shop vacuum attached. Low points: Its 1/2-hp motor created the least power among the test group of six sanders, letting us stop the disc more easily that we'd expect. The miter gauge is unremarkable with no positive angle stops.
Unreliable table-tilt scale. It takes some time to remove worn abrasive discs from the cast-iron platen. More points: The table tilts on a rack and pinion gear, but the detents for common angles are so slight that we had a hard time telling when they engaged.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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