With so many worthy belt sanders on the market, it’s hard to go wrong, but also hard to choose between them all — the choice of accessories available for a particular model can sometimes swing the purchasing decision. Both DeWalt and Bosch offer belt sanders that can be used in their traditional manner or, with the aid of accessories, converted into bench tools.
DeWalt designed its bench mounting stand to be more of a permanent solution — it mounts directly to a work bench — while the Bosch is more mobile, mounting with a set of clamps to a work surface. Either way, a useful power tool becomes a capable bench tool.
The DeWalt stand sells in combination with the DW44k sander for about $230, or on its own for about $70. Bosch sells its stand and fence as separate units for about $30 each.
DW4055 Stand [DeWalt]
DW4055 Street Pricing [Google Products]
DW4055 Via Amazon [What’s This?] (B0000CCXTW) [What’s This?]
Stand and Fence [Bosch]
Bosch Stand Street Pricing [Google Products]
Bosch Fence Street Pricing [Google Products]
Bosch Stand Via Amazon [What’s This?] (B0009H5OSC) [What’s This?]
Bosch Fence Via Amazon [What’s This?] (B000A8PISQ) [What’s This?]