This lathe tool-post-belt-sanding attachment is much safer than using abrasive cloth/paper on lathes. The belt sander attachment fits right into your existing toolpost.
Lathe Tool Post Belt Sander Attachment Features
- Automatically adjusts to the diameter of your workpiece.
- Supplied with three belts (80, 120, and 220 Grit)
- Quick attachment to the lathe toolpost.
Lathe Sanding Attachment Models Available
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 polishes or deburrs cylindrical metal parts. This belt sander attachment removes the need to 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 workpiece. 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.