This lathe belt sander attachment is a much safer option than using abrasive cloth/paper on lathes. The belt sander attachment fits right into your existing toolpost.
Lathe Belt Sander Attachment Features
- Automatically adjusts to the diameter of your workpiece.
- Supplied with three belts (80, 120, and 220 Grit)
- Easy attachment to the lathe toolpost.
Using Emery Cloth on Lathes
Emery cloth or abrasive cloth paper has traditionally been used on conventional lathes to achieve the required tolerances in precision work. The abrasive surface of the cloth is used to polish or deburr cylindrical metal parts. This lathe belt sander attachment removes the need to manually use abrasive cloth or paper on a conventional lathe.
A high amount of accidents on metalworking lathes are the result of using emery cloth and sandpaper. A strip of emery cloth is held between both hands and wrapped around the backside of the rotating work piece. If the cloth becomes snagged on the workpiece and wrapped around the fingers on the other end, the risk of an injury is high. Injuries include broken bones, lacerations, and even amputations.