Maybe this is normal for all machines, but it is a PITA. One interesting observation is the disc spins clockwise. Also the belt can be adjusted to hang off on both sides. I did not read any review that I disagreed with. Belts are easy to come by, plenty of power.
The fact is that the Jet 628900 was the 1 HP Motor Sanders that we graded most highly. That being said, there are a handful of other fantastic selections when it comes down to 1 HP Motor Sanders. We have the best of them in this article.
Shop Fox is an additional leading manufacturer of Sanders. They produce the tool that is next on our list. Shop Fox's Disc & Belt Sanders are also top quality. I was ready to have a go at the model W1676 and I was not disappointed!
This Disc & Belt Sander is only $730.00. That is a fantastic deal for a premium Sander like the W1676 by Shop Fox. If you unsure about our number one pick, I'd look into the Shop Fox W1676 next. It's a top quality tool at a good price.
Full Shop Fox W1676 Review
Shop Fox W1676 Features
Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
Motor size: 1 HP, 110/220V (prewired to 110V), Single-phase, 3,450 RPM
Belt size: 6-Inch by 48-Inch, Belt speed: 1,900 FPM
Computer-balanced 10-Inch cast-iron disc, Disc speed: 2,420 FPM
Stand: Cabinet style, powder coated paint
Dust ports: 2-1/2-Inch for disc and 2-Inch for belt