Belt and disc sander driven by 5.8 A motor

The model KC-703C, a 1 x 42 in. belt and 8 in. disc sander from King Canada features a 1/2 hp, 5.8 A induction motor. The unit handles finishing operations such as sanding, surfacing, grinding, cleaning and deburring on wood, metal and plastics. It has a solid cast-iron body and steel base to add stability […]

Sander line suitable for painting contractors

Festool USA recently introduced its award-winning line of multi-mode, Rotex sanders to professional painters. Each sander in Festool’s Rotex line has dual modes: a gear-driven aggressive rotary mode for rapid stock removal or polishing and a random orbital mode designed for finish or detail sanding. The Rotex line of multi-mode sanders also provides virtually dust-free […]

A world-first sander

Mirka has unveiled what it says is a world first — an electric sander with a brushless motor and no external power supply. The Mirka Direct Electric Random Orbital Sander (DEROS) is a lightweight, compact sander that comes in at just 950 millimetres high and one kilogram in weight. Mirka says the DEROS is the […]

Getting more current

Mirka has expanded its range of Deros 220- to 240-volt handheld, orbital sanders with a new 100- to 120-volt model for the North American electrical current. The Deros line of lightweight, variable-speed (4,000 to 10,000 rpm) sanders come with both five- and six-inch pads. Air channels leading to the center of the backing pads increase […]

Taking it to the max

SuperMax Tools says its 5-50 Drum Sander is the largest open-end  drum sander on the market today. The 25-50 will sand up to 25 inches in a single pass, and 50 inches in a double pass. The company says that prior to this product, open-end drum sanders could only hand pieces up to 38-inches wide. […]

It’s covered

General International’s new model 15-205 M1 15-inch disc sander features a fully enclosed, heavy-duty steel stand with built-in storage shelf. The 15-205 M1 is equipped with a two-HP 220V motor, a large easy-access stop panel, and a mechanical break to automatically stop the disc within seconds. The precision-balanced 15-inch cast-iron disc is equipped with wraparound-style […]