Top 10 Best 6 x 48 Inch Belt Sanders

People's Choice

These Are Some Of The Highest Rated 6 x 48 Inch Belt Sanders Available Today
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2. Jet 708596K Disc & Belt Sander

  • (37 Points)
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And it is very hard to stop the belt with a large wood block. After setting tracking, it remained where initially set. I can get the table in front of the belt sander to about 90. It's heavy and heavy duty and has plenty of power for me. Machine speed is 1725 RPM and this works very well.

The RIKON Power Tools 50-120 was definitely our favorite 6 x 48 Inch Belt Sanders. Having said that, there were a range of other truly premium 6 x 48 Inch Belt Sanders we wanted to show you here that only just fell short.

Next up is built by Jet known to be a very trusted tool supplier. Jet's Disc & Belt Sanders are great as well. I was excited to try out the model 708596K and I was not let down!

The model 708596K Disc & Belt Sander by Jet, at $764.99 is a particularly great Sander for the price. The Jet 708596K is truly a solid option. Of you are not sure about our top choice, I'd advise to go with this Sander.

Full Jet 708596K Review

Jet 708596K Features

Combination belt/disc sander with 3/4 horsepower motor

Convenient tracking adjustment knob features a quick lock handle to keep the belt from drifting; belt speed of 2258; disc speed of 1725; 4-Inch dust port on the back

Large 7-1/2- by 12-Inch cast iron table has preset stops at 90-Degree and 45-Degree; graphite sheet to help the unit run cooler

Includes a heavy-duty open-style stand and two work tables

1-year limited warranty

The W1676 by Shop Fox and the 1791291K by Powermatic are worthy of considering also. Both Shop Fox and Powermatic are famous for their premium Sanders. Both these tools are top rated also. The Shop Fox received a rating of 3.7/5 as contrasted against the 3.8/5 star rating given to the Powermatic 1791291K.

The Shop Fox W1676 has several features you wont experience on other similar Disc & Belt Sanders. One example is Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately. The 1791291K by Powermatic however, is very competitive with Heavy, cast-iron construction and fully enclosed stand minimize vibration and even Powerful, 1-1/2HP motor can tackle any sanding task.

I would be eager to suggest both of these 6 x 48 Inch Belt Sanders
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3. Shop Fox W1676 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (35 Points)

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.

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4. Powermatic 1791291K Disc & Belt Sander

  • (22 Points)

Tonight the Idler Roller started making noise. 20 minutes to clean the packing grease off the tables. After returning the first one I received I got a decent sander. While the product was what I expected for the price. Belts are easy to come by, plenty of power.

Honorable Mentions

There are several more terrific 6 x 48 Inch Belt Sanders available. Listed here are a handful to select from if the choices rated above don't meet your needs. We found several great Sanders during our research. Using exhaustive study and assessments, the selections mentioned above are our favorites. Read on however. We listed several more great 6 x 48 Inch Belt Sanders.

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5. Jet 708599K Disc & Belt Sander

  • (20 Points)

Had bought a Jet belt sander a couple years ago. I don't use this for wood use, I use it to sand plastic. Overall, Im very pleased with the purchase. It's heavy and heavy duty and has plenty of power for me. It has given me solid performance, and I am glad I bought it.

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6. Grizzly G1014Z Disc & Belt Sander

  • (16 Points)

It arrived in 3 days, well packed and in perfect condition. Thanks Grizzly Just as advertised, a little bigger than I imagined. I think this is a great grinder for the new knife maker. It's heavy and heavy duty and has plenty of power for me. The tables are nice and large being made from cast iron.

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7. Rikon 50-122 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (13 Points)

Tonight the Idler Roller started making noise. The machining is superb, and the tables are ground. The dust port was slightly larger than my 2-1/4 inch adapter. The disc has no visible run out on my unit and sands smoothly. It has given me solid performance, and I am glad I bought it.

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8. Jet 708598 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (9 Points)

Maybe this is normal for all machines, but it is a PITA. I havent had any issues whatsoever about the power of the Jet. That is not enough to firmly hold the table in place. I own a Jet, they are great. Machine speed is 1725 RPM and this works very well.

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9. Jet 708597K Disc & Belt Sander

  • (8 Points)

It is a sturdy machine and it works perfectly. I did something stupid and needed support help. I had another model before this and there was no comparison. The fit and weight of this machine are excellent. It has given me solid performance, and I am glad I bought it.

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10. Shop Fox W1712 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (6 Points)

Maybe this is normal for all machines, but it is a PITA. It fits perfect since the machines are identical. Everything I hated was now different and excellent. I liked the price and sturdiness of this product. This table too has no positive stops for 90 degree adjustment.