Table saw disc sander thoughts


Tom Cancelleri
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Another thing to cringe over is the abrasive that comes off the disc and lands on your cast iron table. The next time you wipe it off or slide a board through, SCRATCH!!@! I would lose sleep over that if I made the clever decision to turn my cabinet saw into a 500lb disc sander. Oh yea, the lateral stress on the arbor is just an awesome way to say "screw tolerance".  :P

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Another thing to cringe over is the abrasive that comes off the disc and lands on your cast iron table. The next time you wipe it off or slide a board through, SCRATCH!!@! I would lose sleep over that if I made the clever decision to turn my cabinet saw into a 500lb disc sander. Oh yea, the lateral stress on the arbor is just an awesome way to say "screw tolerance".  :P

Also you are introducing grit into the workings of your table saw.  So the moving parts inside it will wear as well.  Brushing grit off of cast iron isn't a big deal at least with the surface grinders at work, but get grit into the moving portions of something will kill its accuracy real quick.

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