Rikon Belt/Disc Combo Sander #50-120

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
3.0
out of 5
Brand:
Rikon
Model:
50-120
Price:
$400

Description

• Solid Steel and Cast Iron Construction: Heavy duty case base provides vibration-free operation.
• 3/4 HP Motor: TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) for long life.
• Belt Speed 2030 SFPM: Helps finish the workpiece fast with smooth results.
• Disc Speed 1720 RPM: Direct drive for increased torque and reliability.
• Horsepower: 3/4 HP
• Amps: 10
• Volts: 110V
• Belt Size: 6" x 48"
• Belt Speed: 2030 SFPM
• Belt Tilt: 0-90°
• Disc Diameter: 10"
• Disc Speed: 1720 RPM
• Disc Table: 14" x 8"
• Disc Table Tilt: 0-45°
• Miter Gauge: Included

WOOD magazine review

Solid and respectable performer

Review Summary

This is a solid machine with plenty of power that we could not bog down. The disc sander has a solid cast platen that runs true and vibration free, producing accurate results. And the cast-iron disc table is beefy and solid with a bevel range of 45° and a 3/8x3/4 miter slot (and a simple miter gauge).
The belt platen provides nice resistance for sanding large pieces as well as shaping edges and contours, but the table is a small stamped-steel version that's difficult to keep square to the belt. Don't count on the belt for hyper-accurate results—it's more for shaping and smoothing our rough areas. Dust collection is above average with a shop vacuum.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Works OK, but Nothing to Write Home About

Review Summary

This is an OK sander, but it could be better. The disk sander works well, and having it mounted below the belt allows longer pieces to be worked on the belt without interference. I can only use an 80-grit belt with mine, because for some strange reason none of the other belts track very well. The steel work support is all right. Dust collection is so-so. The miter gauge is terrible - sloppy to the point of being unusable. Anyone want to buy a sander?????

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

2

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