Remember Porter-Cable’s Model 121 portable spindle sander? Now Rockler offers an insert which allows you to mount it to the Rockler router table, turning it into both a portable and stationary tool — without taking up any additional shop space.
Granted, you’ll also need Rockler’s exclusive router table kit. But considering the multi-use benefits of the sander in both portable and stationary mode — and the fact that the table will also serve as a router table — this could be a great solution for woodworkers on a budget or with limited shop space. To further add to the multi-tasking love-fest, you don’t even have to remove the plate from the sander in order to use it in portable mode; it actually gives you a wider, more stable base for handheld sanding.
The insert is pre-drilled for the Porter-Cable 121 model sander. Available exclusively from Rockler, it’s $40. Remember, though, that you’ll also need their Router Table Kit. You could make your own table top to utilize Rockler’s pre-drilled sander plate, but the table kit is only $160. Either way, using their plate will ensure a solid base for your sander.