By BCR Staff
This article presents the top 10 best benchtop belt disc sanders.
Benchtop belt/disc sanders provide users the ability to perform a variety of sanding jobs with a compact, portable unit they can install at home or work. The combo units come with a belt that can be set vertically or horizontally. The disc table also adjusts to accommodate the angle of the sanding job.
There are several top small belt disc sanders on the market, offered by well-known power tool manufacturers such as Porter Cable, WEN, Grizzly, and SKIL. We have selected the ten best-reviewed products from these manufacturers to help you find the top benchtop belt disc sander.
1. WEN 6502T
The popular WEN 65202T is equipped with a 4.3 amp motor providing a belt speed of 1900 FPM and a disc speed of 3600 RPM for the 80-grit 4″x36” belt sander and 80-grit 6” disc sander. The belt can be set horizontally, vertically and at any position between 0 and 90 degrees. The disc is connected with an 8 3/4 x 6 1/4” cast-aluminum work table with a 45-degree beveling. The belt disc sander also features a heavy-duty cast iron base for stability, a 2 1/2” dust port and a miter gauge.
2. WEN 6515T
The 6515T is a 2-in-1 machine fitted with a 100-grit 1″ x 30” sanding belt and an 80-grit 5” sanding disc. The motor is 2.3 amp and moves the belt at 3160 FPM and the disc at 3450 RPM. The tables of both the belt and disc can be beveled to a 45-degree angle. A miter gauge for the disc increases the precision of work. The WEN sander has two separate dust ports that can be connected to either 1-1/2″ or 2″ hoses.
3. Rockwell RK7866
The RK7866 is a combination sander equipped with a 4.3 amp, 1/2 HP heavy duty induction motor, a 4″ x 36” belt and a 6” disc. The belt platform tilts 0 to 90 degrees for horizontal or vertical use. The disc table adjusts 0 to 45 degrees. The Rockwell sander also features a quick-release belt tension lever which allows for convenient belt changes. Other features of the machine include a miter gauge and allen key.
4. RIKON 50-151
The RIKON 50-151 is a small benchtop sander suitable for light duty use – craft projects and repair work. The 3340 RPM, 2.3 amp, 1/3 HP motor powers a 1″ x 30″ belt sander and a 5″ disc sander. The table for the belt tilts 0-45 degrees. There’s also a miter gauge and a belt tracking knob in place. Other features of the machine include a 2” port for efficiently removing the dust and a safety On/Off switch.
5. Grizzly H6070
The H6070 Grizzly bench belt sander is designed for intricate contouring and dry sharpening. The dimensions of the belt disc sander are 1″ x 30″ for the belt and 5″ for the disc. The machine is powered by a 1/3 HP, 110V, 3450 RPM motor. The belt table is 5-1/8″ x 5-1/8,” and the disc table is 4″ x 7-5/16″ in size, and both tables can angle to 45 degrees. Additional sanding features include an idler roller guard, detachable belt platen, direct drive and tracking adjustment. To remove the dust, there are two ports, each 1-3/4″ in size.
6. JET J-41002
The JET J-41002 is a high-end machine designed to handle a variety of tasks performed by jigsaws, coping saws and hand files. The belt disc sander features a 3/4 HP, 115-volt, 1 phase motor that delivers 3,450 RPM of disc speed and 3,100 SFPM of belt speed to the 2″ x 42” belt. The 10-3/4″ x 7-1/2” cast iron disc table tilts 45 degrees. Additional features of the sander include a heavy-duty steel base, miter gauge, removable platen, and a dust deflector and chute.
7. SKIL 3376-01
The 3376-01 offers a combination of a 4″ x 36″ belt sander and a 6” disc sander. Based on the sanding project, the belt’s angle can be adjusted from 0 to 90 degrees, and the table can be adjusted 45 to 90 degrees. The motor powering the unit is a 4.3 amp, 120V, 3450 RPM unit. The SKIL benchtop belt disc sander also contains a tension spring adjustment for secure belt tracking and a dust port that fits a 2-1/2” hose.
8. Porter Cable PCB420SA
The Porter Cable benchtop belt disc sander has an 8″ disc and a 4″ x 36″ belt that is powered by a 3/4 HP induction motor. The adjustable belt can go from its horizontal position up to 90 degrees. The tables for both belts are made from aluminum and a cast-iron base provides stability needed for smooth operation. The dust collection system of the Porter Cable benchtop belt sander includes a 2.5” dust port and a dust bag.
9. BUCKTOOL BD4603
The BD4603 by Bucktool features a 5 amp 3/4 HP motor delivering a belt speed of 2165 RPM and a disc speed of 3450 RPM. The size of the 80-grit disc sander is 6”, while the size of the belt is 4″x36”. The belt can be repositioned according to project requirements up to 90 degrees, and it can be quickly removed with a tension release handle. Other features of the benchtop sander include a miter gauge, safety switch, cast aluminum base, tracking knob, a dust port, and an extra (metal rod) support with the belt. There’s also another version of the machine: BD4801. The belt dimensions are the same for the two, but the disc size is 2” larger for this one.
10. XtremepowerUS 46000
The XtremepowerUS 46000 has a 110V 3450 RPM motor running a 1″x30” belt sander and a 5” disc sander. The machine allows for sanding action at a speed of 13.5 m/sec with the belt and 3600 RPM with the disc. The tables for the belt and disc have the dimensions of 5-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ and 4″ x 7-5/16″ respectively. The machine also contains a dust port that attaches to a vacuum for easy debris removal.