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WASP Sander

No, the WASP Sander isn’t designed for White Anglo-Saxon Protestants — it’s an innovative attachment for your drill press. This tool turns your drill press into a belt sander, a drum sander, a floppy belt sander, a flat belt sander, or a curved belt sander, depending on how you configure it.

First, let’s get any confusion out of the way. Two different companies offer their own different design of the WASP Sander, both invented by Terry Gosschalk. In one design, the column provides a second support for the sander — in the other, the drill press table provides the second support. We’re going to talk about the former model by Piric Design, because it seems to be more available.

The belt tensioning arm of the WASP sander remains attached to your drill press column until you need it — then all you have to do is chuck the driving drum into the drill press, move the tensioning arm forward, and put on the belt. If you want to use the flat sanding plate, it bolts right to the drill press table.

I’m not sure how well this sander works compared to a standalone belt sander.  It seems to me that even a $100 belt sander might be a better buy.  And I’m wary of the effects of applying lateral pressure against the quill.  But if you don’t have the space for a standalone, or if you really want the flexibility this sander gives you, the WASP might be worth a look.

So far I can only find the WASP drill press belt sander attachment in Australia.  It’ll cost you $100 Australian, or about $93 American at the current conversion rates.  Don’t forget international shipping charges if you don’t live in Australia.  If anybody knows where you can purchase this tool north of the equator, let us know in the comments.

WASP Sander [Piric Design]
WASP Sander [T&T Design]
WASP Sander [Timbecon]


6 Responses to WASP Drill Press Sander Attachment

  1. Old Coot says:

    Please tell me this is a gag. Please.

  2. Daniel says:

    My drill press is hiding behind the dust collector, whimpering.

  3. shawn says:

    This looks like one of those cheap tools, you would find at Harbor Freight for 50% off. Nice idea but I doubt it would be rigid enough to work effectively. Now if you custom built one you might be able to use something like this. A one size fits all tool like this would probably fall short in actual use.

  4. daiel says:

    Am Mr Daniel and i will like to order some sander and i will like to know the types you have with the prices of each as well as your method of payment.Waiting to hear from you so i can proceed.Thank you

    Best Regards,
    Mr Daniel Morgan

  5. marcus taliaferro says:

    I have a belt sander I built a stand for. I turn the sander on it’s back, lock it ON and set it in the stand so it doesn’t “walk’. Simple, fast, and uses the sander for its intended design. regards, marcus

  6. roy newman says:

    Ive had a wasp sander for at least 10 years and it is still serving me with great results I will now buzz off,sand you later thanks

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