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    Why do 6x48 belt sanders/grinders for metal seem uncommon?

    Pics didn't show up for me, Jack, but I'm curious! Most of the water-sanding units I came across had large cabinet footprints.
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    Why do 6x48 belt sanders/grinders for metal seem uncommon?

    Thanks all for sharing your experience and advice, lot of great thoughts. I'm relieved that others like large tables and platens as I have come to; and those versatile narrow belts setups look very enticing. So here's what I brought home this weekend: it's an Engelberg/Sundstrand B3 with a 5hp...
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    Why do 6x48 belt sanders/grinders for metal seem uncommon?

    That looks like an incredible setup, very versatile as you said. Impressive balance test and I love the cart. I haven't looked extensively at the offerings from the likes of Burr King; is this design quite a bit more flexible?
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    Why do 6x48 belt sanders/grinders for metal seem uncommon?

    Thanks for all the input; relieved that I'm not the only one who likes this form factor for general metalwork. BELT SPEED: how fast are your machines running for metal--e.g. mild and stainless steels? Every belt/disc unit I see from the likes of Powermatic, Jet etc run at 1700-2500 feet/min...
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    Why do 6x48 belt sanders/grinders for metal seem uncommon?

    I have a common old Craftsman belt/disc sander which--although I do both woodworking and metalworking--I use almost exclusively for metalworking. Grinding welds, prepping parts, cleaning up bandsaw cuts to make a square face with brushed finish. Recently, I've decided to seek higher performance...
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