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Offline Mahogany Man

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Belt Sander & Sanding Frame
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:32 AM »
I am looking for a Belt Sander with a sanding frame.
I know...
You can't buy the Festool here in the states, of course....
I can't seem to find a Bosch frame anywhere!!
Anyone have any ideas as to where I can buy a quality sander with a frame accessory??
Thanks,
John
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Offline pelican

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Re: Belt Sander & Sanding Frame
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 08:37 AM »
I too am searching for a replacement for my old Porter Cable. Look forward to hearing some advice.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Belt Sander & Sanding Frame
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 09:13 AM »
Don't know if you are considering used, but stay away from the discontinued DeWalt DW433, nothing but trouble. Eats belts like candy.

The sander did have an optional sanding frame and a stand which converted the sander with the frame into a small benchtop tool. Unfortunately the problem with tracking on the sander makes the whole thing useless.
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Offline ggc

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Re: Belt Sander & Sanding Frame
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 03:30 AM »
If you don't need it right now and 2nd hand is good enough, the same belt sander "casing" has been sold under a few different manufacturers brands. 
There's a thread somewhere on the internet that discusses the history of the Festool belt sander, but I'm fairly sure the original Holz-her design was also sold by AEG, Atlas Copco, Metabo and maybe Bosch. 
I believe the 110V AEG version was sold in the USA, pick one up 2nd and import the Festool sanding frame from Europe, and you've got a pretty robust setup that will be superior to anything you can buy brand new.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Belt Sander & Sanding Frame
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 09:27 AM »
If you don't need it right now and 2nd hand is good enough, the same belt sander "casing" has been sold under a few different manufacturers brands. 
There's a thread somewhere on the internet that discusses the history of the Festool belt sander, but I'm fairly sure the original Holz-her design was also sold by AEG, Atlas Copco, Metabo and maybe Bosch. 
I believe the 110V AEG version was sold in the USA, pick one up 2nd and import the Festool sanding frame from Europe, and you've got a pretty robust setup that will be superior to anything you can buy brand new....

...in 110 volts.

If voltage wasn't a factor then the current Festool stuff would be the way to go.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Belt Sander & Sanding Frame
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 11:17 PM »
Dont know what you need it for, but have you considered a RO150 with the hard pad. I use mine ILO belt sander

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Belt Sander & Sanding Frame
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 03:11 AM »
My belt sander setup utilizes the combination of the 120V Swiss-made (by Scintilla) Bosch 1274DVS:



...the German-made Bosch 2608005026 sanding frame (with brushes and smooth plastic insert):





...the German-made Bosch 1608030024 bench stand (a.k.a. "subframe"):



... the Bosch 2607001079 sanding fence:



...and the Bosch VAC002 vacuum hose adapter (unsure of country of origin):



Sadly, the right angle hose adapter that was once available for this machine (Bosch 2600499045) was discontinued, likely owing to its tendency to tear and fail within the first couple of uses.

The accessories available for the Scintilla-made 230V and 240V versions of my same machine (known mainly under two main model codes: Bosch GBS 75 A or AE and the Bosch PBS 75 A or AE) - which share the same model/part numbers as those listed above - are exact matches for the accessories that were available for my machine. Be careful, however. The homeowner-level Bosch belt sander that is currently being produced, which happens to share the PBS 75 AE model identification and a similar green body color, is NOT a Scintilla tool - it's of a completely different design and is an inferior Chinese-produced tool. Stick with the above accessory part numbers and you'll find the accessories that are compatible with the various Scintilla produced sanders. This is true even if "1274DVS" doesn't appear as a compatible model on the box. Also, most spare parts (including armatures if you're a savvy researcher) are still available for the 1274DVS. Used and occasionally NOS 1274DVS machines occasionally appear on that well known online auction site as do the accessories. Plus, the accessories are available on Amazon UK and from other E. U. retailers.

The following video (featuring the OLDER Scintilla-made version of the 240V PBS 75 AE) indirectly showcases the capabilities of the Scintilla-made 110V 1274DVS [Remember, aside from voltage differences, these two machines, like the GBS 75 AE, are -  because they share the same body and mechanical parts - and for the purposes of accessories like the sanding frame, etc., identical.] :

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