Top 10 Best 12 Inch Disc Sanders

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated 12 Inch Disc Sanders Available Today
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2. Powermatic 1791291K Disc & Belt Sander

  • (22 Points)
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The second problem is the belt tracking adjustment. The disc sander housing was very rough and chipped. I think this is a great grinder for the new knife maker. First I think the factory provision for dust collection is poor. Machine speed is 1725 RPM and this works very well.

The truth is that the Delta 31-140 was the 12 Inch Disc Sanders that we ranked the highest. That being said, there were several other very premium 12 Inch Disc Sanders worth showcasing here that just barely missed first place.

Powermatic is an additional leading maker of Sanders. They build the tool that is next on our rundown. Powermatic's Disc & Belt Sanders are among their leading offerings. I was ready to try out the model 1791291K and I was not let down!

The Powermatic 1791291K Disc & Belt Sander, at $1599.91 is an especially great Sander for the price. The Powermatic 1791291K is definitely a solid alternative. Of you are not sure about our number one pick, I'd suggest you select this Sander.

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Powermatic 1791291K Features

Heavy, cast-iron construction and fully enclosed stand minimize vibration

Powerful, 1-1/2HP motor can tackle any sanding task

12-inch balanced disc with table tilt

Multi-position belt head with indexing pin and head lock allows for tool-free belt position changes

Table for belt head tilts 0-45 degrees downward with miter gauge slot and is adjustable for various angles

The Jet 708599K and the W1828 by Shop Fox are worthy of a look as well. Both Jet and Shop Fox are popular for their top quality Sanders. Each of these particular tools earned exceptional customer ratings also. The 708599K boasts a score of 4.3/5 when compared to 3.7/5 star rating given to the W1828 by Shop Fox.

The Jet 708599K offers a few truly premium features including 1-1/2 hp, single-phase, 115/230-volt motor. The Shop Fox W1828 by comparison, is hard to beat with Motor is 1HP, 110V, single-phase, 10A, 1725 RPM plus 15-3/4-inch width by 4-1/2-inch depth table.

I wouldn't hesitate to endorse either of these 12 Inch Disc Sanders
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3. Jet 708599K Disc & Belt Sander

  • (20 Points)

It's a nice machine and I wish I could have kept it. After setting tracking, it remained where initially set. The dust port was slightly larger than my 2-1/4 inch adapter. I am very pleased with the performance of this sander. sander is doing fine, lot power sands well on metal and wood.

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4. Shop Fox W1828 Disc Sander

  • (13 Points)

I would not hesitate to recommend this sander. Does a great job, heavy with lots of get up and go, a very nice product. Very much worth the extra price as it's obvious this unit will last years and years. This sander has more than enough power for any material from soft wood to hard steel. I'm very impressed with this little machine.

Honorable Mentions

If the 12 Inch Disc Sanders we rated above fail to cut it, we have a variety of additional choices that might be a more suitable fit. It's true that there are a plenty of excellent options out there to pick from. The Sanders we graded above are the best of the best. Read on though. We rated several more fantastic 12 Inch Disc Sanders.

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5. Grizzly G7297 Disc Sander

  • (10 Points)

For small projects and working with small parts, this is the sander to get. The wheel does not have any wobble to it and is very flat. I'm comparing it to a Jet Sander of the same size that I owned a few years ago. The motor is a monster and gets this thing to speed in no time. Really nice quality and super quiet operation.

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6. Jet 708598 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (9 Points)

It is amazing how much metal gets attached to them. It has a good solid feel and the weight keeps it running smooth. The dust port was slightly larger than my 2-1/4 inch adapter. I am very pleased with the performance of this sander. The e-stop is in a weird location so just be aware of that.

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7. Rikon 51-200 Disc Sander

  • (8 Points)

You will have to help it along a little with your other hand while you turn the knob. The wheel does not have any wobble to it and is very flat. Very much worth the extra price as it's obvious this unit will last years and years. Great tool for the workshop This has been an excellent machine. The platform adjusts easily and doesn't slip when I'm using the sander.

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8. Shop Fox W1712 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (6 Points)

Removed milk paint from filling of an old door. One interesting observation is the disc spins clockwise. I had another model before this and there was no comparison. For some, this cannot work and must be pointed out. The tables are nice and large being made from cast iron.

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9. Jet 708599 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (5 Points)

Removed milk paint from filling of an old door. Im still using it and works great I Love it. I think this is a great grinder for the new knife maker. I had this item shipped directly to my shop from the distributor. The tables are nice and large being made from cast iron.

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10. Eastwood 21535 Disc Sander

  • (4 Points)

You will have to help it along a little with your other hand while you turn the knob. It's a very heavy duty sander and its plenty powerful for my sanding needs. Installing the break was simple and stopped the unit in a matter of a few seconds. This sander has more than enough power for any material from soft wood to hard steel. The platform adjusts easily and doesn't slip when I'm using the sander.