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Old 04-05-2008, 04:42 PM
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Default Jet JSG1 Belt Sander

Human beings become a creatures of habit, like using the same screwdriver or the same wrench, we also find ourselves using the same machine over and over. Of all of the equipment I own, the one that I would find hard to live without is the Jet JSG1 belt sander, a 110 volt unit that uses 1" x 42" belts. This design is very similar to sanders offered by Grizzly, Enco, Harbor Freight and many others. The Jet sells for about $250, the Enco is about $120, and the HF unit was on sale for about $75. I find myself using this sander about 8-10 a day to roll an edge, remove a burr and other sanding procedures. More than one of my friends have used it here and went out and bought one of their own. Below is the link for the Enco.

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http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...PARTPG=INLMK32
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:45 AM
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I bought one from Grizzly for my last "real" job. It was like the one from Enco, with the disk attachment. I spent about a day with a file, going over all the lethal edges on it.

Didn't your's come with the disk Jack, or did you just leave it off? I know the belt feature, is the main reason people buy that machine though.

Rockwell, seems to have been the originator of that design, back in the 60's, I believe. All of the imports have copied it. The thing that they didn't copy though, was the rubber contact wheel on the bottom. That would have been a nice feature.


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Old 04-06-2008, 05:34 AM
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Dave,

Yes it came with the disc attachment, I purposely left it off, I don't like disc sanders. After working in a furniture factory while in high school, I saw more people screw up their hands and fingers on the disc sanders. Belts for me seem safer, all of the belt flexing as it runs makes it "self cleaning", making the grit last alot longer than discs, they run cooler and are easier to work with on complex shapes. I also have a 6 x 48 belt sander for bigger parts. I have a big box in the basement with all of the parts for the disc, packed away in case I ever end up sell the sander, to get a Burr King.

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