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DanZ56

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Hello,

I'm looking to make a bench sander. I have an electric motor with a 14mm shaft. I just need to find a decent sized flange plate to fit it, so I can attach my sanding disk. I bought a flange plate online, but it so small, I have visions of being decapitated by the sanding disc when I power up.

So, if anyone knows where I can source this flange plate / coupler, that would be a great help.

Or, would I be better to buy a pulley and drill it to suit?

Thanks,

Dan
 

mikej460

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You could do as I did and post a request on the metalwork forum to see if a member can turn one for you. I simply measured the motor shaft and gave the size of the sander plate and one skilled chap made me this:

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This is the finished sander and I'm delighted with it:

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DanZ56

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@mikej460 ,

Thanks, that is exactly what I need. I'll contact the metalworkers, to see if some kind soul will oblige me.

Regards,

Dan
 
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