Rikon Belt & Disc Sander – Safe Use
The belt and disc sander can handle a variety of sanding tasks. The belt lets you smooth inside curves and flatten broad surfaces, while the disc excels at shaping outside curves and precise fitting of miters.
Here’s how to use your sander safely.
Using the Belt & Disc Sander
First, always connect the sander to a dust extractor before use. As a general guideline, you can use the belt and disc sander as follows.
1) Sanding belt/bed locked horizontally
This position is ideal for sanding and removing material on surfaces/edges/contours (Photo 5).
Photo 5 – You can use the end of the belt at the drum for sanding concave surfaces.
2) Sanding belt/bed locked vertically
In the vertical position, you can use the sander for sanding ends and rounding corners (Photo 6).
Photo 6 – The belt table can be used to sand a flat or convex surface.
3) Disc table locked at 90°
With the disc table set square to the disc, you can sand edges and miters (Photos 7 & 8).
Photo 7 – The disc sander rounds corners to the line.
Photo 8 – Used with the miter gauge set to the desired angle, the disc sander can fine-tune any angled pieces.
4) Disc table located at 45° or other angles
You can also set the disc table to the desired angle for sanding chamfers and bevels, or even compound angles (Photo 9).
Photo 9 – When chamfering an edge, make light passes to prevent the work from jumping.