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Sorby Sandmaster

Item #: 27711
$68.99
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Overview

An extremely handy addition to any turner's armory, the Sandmaster is used in conjunction with a lathe to put a fine finish on turned pieces. It eliminates the unsightly lines often associated with traditional hand sanding.

As the disc is spinning it also reduces the clogging of the abrasive. The Sandmaster comes complete with a hook-and-loop covered 2" sponge pad which allows for the easy changing of abrasive discs. A variety of grits - from 60 - 400 - of aluminum oxide disc can then be quickly attached.

The adjustable head which runs on a durable phosphor bronze bushing lets the turner reach even the more inaccessible spots. As an optional extra, a 3" head and discs can be easily fitted for greater efficiency. The Sandmaster becomes an even more versatile tool when the head is removed and replaced by a pigtail mandrel and goblet or bowl mop. Made of fine grade cotton these mops are an ideal medium for buffing waxes and other finishes.

Maintenance and use instructions for the Sandmaster.

Technical Details:

  • Overall Length: 11-1/2"
  • Handle Length: 8-1/2"

Tech Spec

Brand Robert Sorby
Manufacturer Part Number W410
Weight (lbs) 0.8300
Tool Type Speciality

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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I had my doubts when I...

Jon S from Endicott, NY Posted January 16, 2008
I had my doubts when I ordered this but it's cut my sanding time by at least 75% with better results ... Works great ... IMHO the biggest drawback is the limited quantity of sandpaper you get with your order.

Works Good but angle adjustment slips.

Bobbi Posted January 16, 2015
The plastic knob does not tighten the swivel joint securely allowing the head to move unexpectedly. This is because the rounded surface of the swivel joint does not make sufficient contact with the knob and flat washer. Also the polished mating surfaces of the two halves of the joint do not provide the required friction to hold the head in place. Otherwise the sander works good.

If you're only doing a small...

Guest from Larkspur, CO Posted September 29, 2009
If you're only doing a small amount of sanding, this is a decent tool. If you are sanding a turning every day, you have to disassemble the tool and carefully clean it. Otherwise, even the manufacturer recommended small amount of oil combines with sanding dust, turns black and slings out onto the turning. It can't be cleaned off with mineral spirits and causes extra sanding (after you've cleaned the tool) to remove it. In my opinion, a better choice is one of the ball bearing types of tools which are similar in action but require no oil and are cheaper to purchase. Or, better yet, purchase a power sander.

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Videos

  • Robert Sorby Sandmaster Intro
  • Robert Sorby Sandmaster: In Use

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