I recently got a new Hitachi SB8V2 belt sander and am an aspiring woodworker wanting to do various small projects around my house. I don't have the space or budget to get a disc sanding table (or equivalent), but I have seen several articles/videos about making a mount/harness for a belt sander to turn it into one, which seems like a very appealing idea to me.
Trouble is, all the videos I've found on the topic make one of the two following assumptions:
- Your belt sander has a flat surface on its side.
- Your belt sander has holes to mount it to something else.
Unfortunately, this Hitachi sander has neither. Both sides are curved and neither side has screw holes that I can see that might allow me to mount it to something.
I've been trying to brainstorm an alternative mounting solution and have been unsuccessful so far, so I wanted to ask here to see if anyone has a similar sander (or equivalent) that they've built a mount for, and if so, how you did it.
For reference, here's a YouTube search results that show various methods for mounting other sanders: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mount+belt+sander
I've watched the top 15-ish results and nothing mentioned there looks like it would work with my sander.
Would love any and all ideas!
NOTE: Looking for creative suggestions for mounting this sander, not suggestions for returning the sander and buying another one.