Here’s one unusual little belt sander: it’s designed for sanding/filing in tight spaces with a belt that’s as narrow as 1/4″. With variable speed via a control dial — ranging from 980 to 5,600 feet per minute — this looks like an incredibly useful tool that’d dramatically simplify detail sanding work.
While the sander ships with a 3/8″ wide belt, Makita actually offers three arm assemblies, each of which supports a different belt size: 1/4″, 3/8″. and 1/2″. It weighs just 3.3 pounds, and you can adjust belt tracking as well.
I realize that some tasks simply must be performed by hand, but any time you can electrify a heavy sanding task you’re going to save some serious time. I’m just surprised that I didn’t run across one of these years ago!
Street pricing starts around $225.