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7.5 Portable Belt Sander

Considerations

  • Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequisite for ANY operation.
  • Tool/Machine Manufacturer's safety rules and guidelines are followed.
  • Stock is supported and secured from movement.
  • Hands remain firmly on sander throughout entire operation.
  • Sander is moved in smooth, continuous motion.
  • Appropriate stance and hand position are utilized for optimum balance and part control.
  • Clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Lock-out/Tag-out procedure is in place and followed.
  • Process is completed in a timely manner.

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

Performance Standard -
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and proper use of all machine specific controls.
  • Ensures operational path has no obstructions to material and operator.
  • Verifies belt is tracking correctly.
  • Verifies switch is off before plugging in tool.

Level 2

Performance Standard -
  • Installs belt properly.
  • Verifies belt is clean and free of defects.
  • Verifies platten is free of defects and in proper working order.
  • Maintains bearing, motor brushes, and platen
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

7.5.1 - Sand Solid Wood Panels

Level 1

Given material (minimum 16" square) and machine set up and ready to operate -
Performance Standard -
  • Dimensional tolerance ±.0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] from flat
  • No apparent round over of edges
  • All scratches, nicks and defects are removed
  • Sanding marks are consistent and directional with the wood grain
  • No evidence of edge/end-dubbing or marks caused by not moving the platten past the edge/end

Level 2

Select material and set up equipment -
Performance Standard -
  • Inspect part for minimum defects suitable for the finish desired
  • Select appropriate grit and composition of sanding belt to complete operation
  • Ensure sanding belt is installed on the device to maximize paper life
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

7.5.2 - Sand Veneered Panels

Level 1

Given material and machine set up and ready to operate -
Performance Standard -
  • Dimensional tolerance ±.0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] from flat.
  • No apparent sand through (ghosting) of veneer
  • All scratches nicks and defects removed
  • Sanding marks shall be consistent and directional with the wood grain
  • No evidence of edge/end-dubbing or marks caused by not moving the platten past the edge/end

Level 2

Select material and set up equipment -
Performance Standard -
  • Inspect part for minimum defects suitable for the finish desired
  • Select appropriate grit and type of sanding belt to complete operation
  • Ensure sanding belt is installed on the device to maximize paper life
  • Meets level 1 performance standard