This means that they did not correctly prep the metal. I don't use this for wood use, I use it to sand plastic. And have removed the unnecessary right side belt guard. I liked the price and sturdiness of this product. This table too has no positive stops for 90 degree adjustment.
Rikon 50-161VS Features & Specs
RIKON 50-161VS Variable Speed Belt/Disc Sander features a 1" x 30" sanding belt and a 6" PSA sanding disc.
Motor: 3/4HP, 4amp, 120V/60Hz variable speed with dial in speed control.
Belt: 1" x 30" with removable platens to allow for sanding on curved objects and deep areas of your work-piece; features tracking knobs to properly adjust the belt on the frame; variable speed range between 1,909 and 3,248 SFPM. Disc: 6" that accepts pressure-sensitive adhesive backed (PSA) sandpaper; variable speed range from 2,000 to 3,400 RPM
Table: Belt table 5-3/4" in diameter; disc table 8" x 5-5/16"; table tilt 0 - 45 degrees; miter gauge slot size 5/8" x 1/4"; includes miter gauge
5-year warranty. Recommended for light duty use; ideal for small craft projects such as home decorations, jewelry, toys, doll furniture, and repair work.
Editor's Impressions Of The Rikon 50-161VS
Tool Motor Power
Disc & Belt Sanding Ability
Value For Money
Rikon 50-161VS Final Thoughts
It is amazing how much metal gets attached to them. The disc sander housing was very rough and chipped. I didn't time how long, but the heat might be an issue. I own a Rikon, they are great. The tables are nice and large being made from cast iron.