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  1. #1
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    Default Belt Sander cheapest way to buy belts!

    Gudday all.

    I bought a belt sander a couple of years ago second hand. It was a West German built Black & Decker. I thought it was bargain of the century as it is variable speed great handle positions can be mounted upside down etc. But when I went to buy belts i assumed it would be a generic size and bought a pack of three for about $10 from bunnings.

    The belts were too long and the sander uses a 510mm long belt. This type of belt is no longer standard so you cant get it at hardware stores. I thought i had done my money and this sander would become a paper weight. A mate suggested I get the belts made up at a specialist abrasives place. I though great up for big bucks.

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE STORY!!

    I went to an abrasives place in Hallam (Victoria) they required a minimum $30 order BUT charged just $1.20 a belt.

    I got my belts about a 1/3 of the price, they are great quality and I never would have found out about this if I hadn't bought a sander with a non-standard belt size.

    Anyway I thought of this and sharing it when I saw one of these sanders that looks in great knick on ebay. I have put the link below. I don't have ant connection to the seller. I just know it is a great sander and that one of you might get a bargain. It finishes in less than a day. So if interested check out the link below.

    Also stop paying hardware store prices and get your abrasives straight from the producers. (I did even have to get $30 worth of belts I got about 15 belts $18 and about 20 sheets of quality paper $12.) probably about $70-90 at hardware store.

    The link.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7582219713&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    Cheers
    Shannon

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    Gee!

    Don't keep it to yourself - what is the name & contact details of the place that makes the belts? If they are good & cheap, interstate postage isn't that much.

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    Yea, come on, spill your guts.Name, rank and serial #.

    If you can see your way to so doing.
    Bodgy
    "Is it not enough simply to be able to appreciate the beauty of the garden without it being necessary to believe that there are faeries at the bottom of it? " Douglas Adams

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    Gday Shan, I would also love to know the name of the supplier.
    As for the sander, I have an old Bosch that look's exactly the same and uses the same size belts.
    In my opinion, they are not well balanced, and require a deft touch to keep them nice and flat.
    Compared to a Makita, they are a toy! (my 2c worth)
    I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
    Albert Einstein

  6. #5
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    Gudday,

    I find this type of sander great to use as it puts your hands low to the surface being sanded and also infront of and behind so you let the sander weigh do the sanding. Sanders with a handle on top tend totip backwards, and potentially dig in on start up.

    I found the name of the supplier.

    Abrasive Products PTY LTD
    10-12 Johnston Crt
    Dandenong
    VIC 3175

    Ph 97947311

    Cheers
    Shannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon Nash
    Gudday all.

    I bought a belt sander a couple of years ago second hand. It was a West German built Black & Decker. I thought it was bargain of the century as it is variable speed great handle positions can be mounted upside down etc. But when I went to buy belts i assumed it would be a generic size and bought a pack of three for about $10 from bunnings.

    The belts were too long and the sander uses a 510mm long belt. This type of belt is no longer standard so you cant get it at hardware stores. I thought i had done my money and this sander would become a paper weight. A mate suggested I get the belts made up at a specialist abrasives place. I though great up for big bucks.

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE STORY!!

    I went to an abrasives place in Hallam (Victoria) they required a minimum $30 order BUT charged just $1.20 a belt.

    I got my belts about a 1/3 of the price, they are great quality and I never would have found out about this if I hadn't bought a sander with a non-standard belt size.

    Anyway I thought of this and sharing it when I saw one of these sanders that looks in great knick on ebay. I have put the link below. I don't have ant connection to the seller. I just know it is a great sander and that one of you might get a bargain. It finishes in less than a day. So if interested check out the link below.

    Also stop paying hardware store prices and get your abrasives straight from the producers. (I did even have to get $30 worth of belts I got about 15 belts $18 and about 20 sheets of quality paper $12.) probably about $70-90 at hardware store.

    The link.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7582219713&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    Cheers
    Shannon
    Hi Shannon,

    So who is that supplier? No need to be shy

    Cough!

    Cheers!

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