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.