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Also from yesterday’s Hitachi press release comes this new belt and disc sander.  Besides a standard 4″ x 36″ belt and 8″ disc, its primary features are an integrated basic dust collection system and low price — about $150 according to Hitachi.

Its belt zips by at 1,100 feet per minute, and the disc turns at 2,200 rpm.  A 6″ x 9″ cast iron table keeps your workpiece stable and attaches to either the belt or the disc section of the tool.  When mounted to the belt, the table tilts up to 90-degrees.  It tilts up to 45-degrees when mounted to the disc.

These units are hella-useful around the shop for rounding off corners, squaring board edges, and about a hundred other tasks.  And Hitachi’s looks like a pretty decent value, too.

4×8″ Belt & Disc Sander, Model SB10Y [Hitachi]
Via Amazon [What’s this?]

 

3 Responses to A New Benchtop Belt/Disc Sander From Hitachi

  1. l_bilyk says:

    Costs more than the little ryobi unit. Is it better?

  2. Teacher says:

    I would rate my other Hitachi tools above the Ryobis I have used.

  3. Chris Byrne says:

    This model is identical to the Craftsman model that frequently sells on sale for $50 less.

    I don’t mean “it has the same features”; it’s the same castings, stampings, and moldings.

    I own the craftsman, and I’ve looked at the hitachi, they are the same machine.

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