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    Small little tool gloat..

    A Rockwell 1" belt sander...model is 31-352.. with a nice 1/2 hp capacitor start baldor motor....

    Cost...$45








    Its well used I think, but motor runs smoothly. Wonder how easy it would be to convert to a 2x72.....
    Last edited by cuemaker; 04-27-2012, 11:52 PM.

  • #2
    Good find for only $45.00!!

    (Don't you find it hard to use though on it's side?)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sasquatch
      Good find for only $45.00!!

      (Don't you find it hard to use though on it's side?)

      I tried flipping the pics..to no avail...

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      • #4
        You or someone else suceeded!!

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        • #5
          has to be me... cause I got the darn thing for $45...

          What is funny, wife goes... "oh, thats not so bad" What till I need "parts"

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          • #6
            Nice find, we've got some of those at work, they're decent machines.

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            • #7
              What's that car doing in the garage, taking up all that good space.

              That's no place for a car. Or do you have a shop somewhere else.
              VitŮŽria, Brazil

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              • #8
                Nice find. I have a later model of a very similar sander made by Delta. Also has the disc.

                The vertical arm looks a little bent as if it was about to buckle.

                -DU-

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                • #9
                  yes.. its a bit out of kilter I think.. my initial thought was to replace the arm to make room for a 2 x 72 belt..

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                  • #10
                    Very handy machines, I have two.

                    Original parts can be a problem, as in not available anymore, you can make new rollers. The main bearing of the driving wheel goes bad, but you can jury-rig something there too.

                    Is that one Rockwell? Or a clone? It doesn't look quite like mine (from memory).

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                    • #11
                      Its a Rockwell...31-352

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DR
                        Is that one Rockwell? Or a clone? It doesn't look quite like mine (from memory).
                        It's a Rockwell, but it looks like someone replaced the motor with a Baldor, which is a good thing. It looks like it's been painted -- both of mine are dark grey.

                        I have two. One, like Rob's, uses a separate induction motor. The newer (still made in USA) model uses a universal motor. OMG, that sucker is LOUD!
                        "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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