Advisors to Management
Belt Sanders #1~
Safety Training *
Belt Sander Safety
The belt sander features a continuous abrasive
belt that works over pulleys at either end
of the main sanding table. Adjustments are provided for tensioning and tracking
The size of the sander is commonly designated
the same as the width of the sanding belt
which it uses.
Safe work practices:
- Safety glasses or a face shield should
be worn when operating a belt sander.
- Excessive pressure against the belt
should be avoided. The designed weight of the machine should be the only pressure
- Be sure the belt is properly tensioned
and tracking true.
- All adjustments other than tracking
are made when the sander is at a dead stop and unplugged.
- Ensure that sanding belts are checked
before using them, and replace worn or torn belts.
- Small stock (2”x6”) or less
should not be sanded with the belt sander.
- Be sure the work is held firmly against
the dog or stop on the table.
should always be installed with the arrow in the direction of the motor rotation.
- The belt sander should be used at top
(full) speed at all times.
your hands away from the moving sanding belt.
- Work to be belt sanded should always
be held securely with a clamp, vise, etc.
- Never work on material which is not
held securely, unless it is heavy enough to stay in place. Always make sure
the piece you are working on cannot move.
- Tracking adjustment is made only when
the machine is running.
- The sanding belt should be kept at the
right tension so that it runs straight and at the same speed as the pulley
drum, that is, without slipping.
- Ensure sanding belts are the same width
as the pulley drum.
- The sander should be unplugged from
the power supply before changing or adjusting the sanding belt.
- All sanding dust should be cleaned from
the sander motor and air vents. Never let them get clogged, as the machine
- The sander should never be used without
an exhaust system or a dust collecting bag or bin.
- The air vents on a sander should never
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