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Rikon 50-151 1'' x 30'' Belt Sander/5'' Disc Sander

A compact sander for working on small craft projects, detail sanding and repair work.
Item #
57434
Rating:
88% of 100

With its compact footprint, the Rikon 50-151 Belt/Disc Sander easily fits on a benchtop or table to provide a versatile sanding station wherever you need it. If you're machining multiple small parts, you can set it up right next to your band saw or scroll saw so you can sand parts immediately after cutting, with minimal handling. The sander features a quiet, efficient induction motor and dual dust ports to keep the dust level down. A cast iron base with rubber feet and a metal housing provide stability and durability. Easily accessible tool-free knobs let you adjust the angle of the tables and track the belt.

(1) Rikon 50-151 1'' x 30'' Belt Sander/5'' Disc Sander
(1) 1'' x 30'' Abrasive Belt
(1) Abrasive Disc
(1) Miter Gauge
(1) Manual
(2) Dust Ports
More Information
Brand Rikon
Manufacturer Part Number 50-151
Weight 18.7500
Tech Spec
  • Horsepower: 1/3 HP
  • Belt Speed: 3340 SFPM
  • Belt Table Diameter: 5-3/4''
  • Belt Table Tilt: 0-45°
  • Belt Size: 1'' x 30''
  • Disc Size: 5''
  • Disc Speed: 3450 RPM
  • Disc Table Size: 7-1/4'' x 3-3/4''
  • Disc Table Tilt: 0-45°
  • Miter Gauge Slot: 1/4'' x 7/16''
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Overall Dimensions: 15''W x 12-5/8''D x 14-5/8''H
  • Footprint: 8-1/4'' x 6''
Disc Size 5"
HP 1/3 HP
Dust Collection Dust Port
Sander Style Bench Top
Speed 3450 RPM Disc | 3340 SFPM Belt
Table Tilt 0-45°
Belt Size 1" x 30"
4.4 / 5.0
160 Reviews
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Rikon 50-151 1" x 30" belt sander
I needed a bench top, narrow width belt sander. I am using this to shape wood and resin knife handles. I worked out of the box after minimal assembly.
This has worked as well as I expected. Does everything that I needed.
However, and there is always a however, I do need to spend more time practicing on scrap wood. For the price, it does what I want. Now if it would clean up after its self I would be in 7th heaven.
October 15, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Incredibly handy
Extremely useful for the smaller quicker sanding and sharpening tasks. Use it frequently.
October 13, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
compact, good quality
I really like this little combo sander. It doesn't take up much space and the way it is designed allows for easy use.
October 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is a small sander and fits my needs to a T. It is great for a small shop or garage like mine. Do I recommend it? Absolutely!
September 9, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Excellent Quality, easy to setup and use.
The quality is very good, I was able to plug it in and use it, belts were on and running in the proper place. I had used it to remove burrs on some stainless steel brackets.
July 30, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Right size for the job
Had to wait until I could use this sander on some projects before I could rate and review it. Thought I would need the one with a more powerful motor and extra $100, but this model exceeded my needs nicely. I have a Craftsman 2 inch model, but I can't get into the small areas I need. The Rikon 50-151 sanding belt stays on track and is much safer to use compared to my 2 inch model, and has plenty of power to get the job done, plus its quiet running. Good upgrade from my other 1" HF model which I gave away, and the disk is a plus.
July 25, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect for the small shop
Really impressed with what this little sander can do. It’s been a tremendous helper with a few of my most recent projects - mainly some walnut and maple sanding blocks
July 13, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I use this machine also every day and it has not let me down.
July 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Awesome machine and perfect for my shop needs.
July 1, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Recommend purchase.
Great sander for the money. Runs true and quiet.
June 8, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I need a bench top sander for my knife projects. I trust Rikon tools, and the price was great. Free shipping was a deal maker for me.
Jim Malseed I on Nov 16, 2019
I trust Rockler. The sander if just right for my hobby. I wish it had a variable speed motor,
Varghese V on Oct 30, 2019
I need a bench top sander for my knife projects. I trust Rikon tools, and the price was great. Free shipping was a deal maker for me.
Jim Malseed I on Nov 16, 2019
Wore out my sander just like this one after 35 years
Gerald H on Nov 3, 2019
I trust Rockler. The sander if just right for my hobby. I wish it had a variable speed motor,
Varghese V on Oct 30, 2019
good value for the cost of the unit
Darryl A on Oct 29, 2019
I thought the variable speed would be a plus since running different materials sand differently. I do wooden spoons and utensils.
Anthony R on Oct 27, 2019
I like the products I buy from Rockler
steven h on Oct 23, 2019
Looked to be best available at price point. Store clerks was helpful, but none in stock to buy then.
Grant F on Oct 21, 2019
Low prices and small footprint.
Paul N on Oct 20, 2019
Product reputation and price
Mike O on Oct 17, 2019
THE PRICE
Michael C on Oct 3, 2019
I took the pen turning class, and fell in love with making pens. I am going to order everything I need as it goes on sale.
Patty N on Sep 29, 2019
5 Star
Gary J S on Sep 17, 2019
My wife makes wooden crosses and needed one.
Don V on Sep 5, 2019
Price and quality
DC on Aug 27, 2019
Better than most China tools.
earl g on Aug 11, 2019
I had seen several positive reviews and think it will serve my purposes.
Larry M on Jun 12, 2019
provided good info in describing machine
Ron M on Jun 5, 2019
I have read a lot of good reviews for this sander and it has a 5 year warranty so it should do the job for my hobbies
Gus J on May 17, 2019
The brand of the product and the sale price
RICK W on May 12, 2019
Good name , dependable
Don M on May 11, 2019
It will be great for the small projects coming up.... and the sale price is great! At the normal Rockler price it's still twenty dollars less than a major internet seller has it for.
Rob on May 7, 2019
I have always been very satisfied with Rockler products
Mark D on May 3, 2019
Good recommendation on reviews and price was reduced below Amazons price.
John B on May 1, 2019
Needed a small belt/disc sander for craft projects and this one had good reviews at a reasonable price.
Ray S on Apr 28, 2019
I needed a smaller sanding station for small projects i.e. knife building etc.
Randall R D on Mar 9, 2019
Reputation & reviews.
WILLIAM R on Feb 27, 2019
Reviews were good-should not take up much space on my work bench-can use to sand and or polish the projects I am working on when needed.
Doug M on Feb 20, 2019
Trusted name, good price.
David O on Feb 13, 2019
Good reviews, and good price.
Mike M on Feb 9, 2019
This sander has good reviews...my husband was looking for a sander to make knife handles.
candy s on Feb 7, 2019
Great reviews on you tube with using this for knife making. I wanted a nice dependable sander without breaking the bank.
Daniel J on Feb 4, 2019
Rikon makes excellent tools and I will use this sander to assist in making wooden gears.
Guy G on Feb 1, 2019
Good reviews, best price
John C on Jan 27, 2019
Inexpensive sander with good reviews and a solid warranty. Best and longest warranty I could find tells me they must make a good product.
Gordon P on Jan 24, 2019
Needed one as the old one died. Thought I'd try the Rikon vs the big box store model.
Cecil M on Jan 24, 2019
Because it’s a better, albeit more expensive alternative to the harbor freight 1x30.
Aidan K on Jan 20, 2019
Every Review has been a no less than 5 stars with the exception of a few. Using this for small wood plaques, seems pretty legit, cast iron and just seems to be able to do the job from other wood craftsmen's reviews. Also need a new combination sander, attempting to go back to hand sanding everything is adding another process.
Erik G on Jan 15, 2019
Compact and I want it to sharped tools
Bob W on Jan 15, 2019
to use on small wood projects
Louis A on Jan 14, 2019
Needed a new sander.
David K on Jan 10, 2019
Great value
Ron I on Jan 5, 2019
Price
Clyde M on Jan 4, 2019
Best price
Ryan B on Jan 2, 2019
replacing a 1970 model craftsman that quit
Alton S on Jan 2, 2019
Best price for the product desired
STEVE G on Jan 1, 2019
IM building toys and I have a kykon bandsaw deluxe works great
Duane M on Dec 26, 2018
My son-in-law selected this item. He feels this is necessary to add to his workshop.
Lois F on Dec 17, 2018
Great deal and hubby needed it to make pens.
Wendy A on Dec 15, 2018
Work
Diane D on Dec 11, 2018
The reviews of the belt and disc sander were very positive and helpful in my choice. The quality and the ease of use of this item is why I chose this one.
JON G on Dec 10, 2018
Wore out my sander just like this one after 35 years
Gerald H on Nov 3, 2019
good value for the cost of the unit
Darryl A on Oct 29, 2019
where does one purchase the 5 inch discs and how are they attached (glued??)
John C on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 5" PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) backed sanding discs, can be obtained from Rockler, hardware stores and home centers.
A 100 grit disc is furnished and affixed to the unit.
You may want to purchase an assortment of grits, to have on hand---80, 150, 220.
PSA sanding discs feature an adhesive on the back-side---peel off the liner and press the sanding disc onto the plate.
(Save the peeled-off liner for reuse. Once the discs are removed/changed, save the disc, attach the removed liner).
Roughly how long is the vertical portion of the belt, between the table and the plastic guard at the top? Can the metal back plate behind the vertical belt be removed?
Mary A on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The distance between the table top and the plastic at the top is about 5". The plate behind the belt and above the table can be removed
Is the motor powerful enough to keep the sander from stopping when moderate pressure is applied when sanding? One of the reviews stated this was a problem and I have had a problem with this in the past with another brand.
Chris on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used this sander for 6 months without any problem with it stopping under pressure - even enough pressure to burn hardwoods. A great little sander.
Is the belt direction reversable?
Paul R on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I not aware of any way to reverse the belt direction. Belts are made with arrows on the back to indicate the direction of travel. The reason is because the way the lap join is made. Ther is no switch to reverse the motor to make it go in reverse.
I want 80 grit & 120 grit belts?
Michael G on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can find a variety of belts for this sander. There are a number of places on line that carry belts for this sander in the grits you require.
Does the belt plate tilt? if so, how many degrees?
c g on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: With the belt table sitting at 90 degrees to the belt, my table tilts down 24 degrees.
is there an accessory to use for sharpening lathe chisels and gouges?
Rick B on Sep 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: not to my knowledge. It's just what you see in the pictures
Is it variable speed ?
David H on Dec 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The speed is not variable. I have seen no need for changing the speed and enjoy using it as it is.
Has anyone tried using this for knife making?
MikeT on Dec 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes I have used this for knife making, It's a very versatile tool. It cuts and shapes quickly so be mindful of that. Use the platen area for flat areas and the area just above for rounding your material. Use the disc for squaring edges. Go slowly and take your time. It's easy to take more material off but very difficult to put it back on.
Does the Rikon 1"x30 belt/5" disc sander have an attachable dust collector?
Robert F on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It has two ports, one for the belt and one for the disk. Port sizes match the Rockler "small tool dust collector kit". Not sure if that name is correct but look for the 39.95 hose and adapter kit. FOUND IT!
Dust Right FlexiPort Power Tool Hose Kit, 3 to 12' Expandable
Dust Right FlexiPort Power Tool Hose Kit, 3 to 12' Expandable
What is the voltage of this item?
Doron S on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The motor is 120V rated, so the US standard 110-120V is the only option. Also, the plug is the 3 prong US type - round grounding, 2 parallel blades. The rikonyools dot com website has the specs and owner's manual. It is a very good, light duty sander. I especially like the belt - good access for odd shaped parts.
Just received but having difficulty attaching the belt sanding table. Following assembly insturctions the Sanding Belt Table Lock Handle hits the motor housing when trying to install the table. This allows only 1/2 turn or so and won't tighten the table. What am I doing wrong?
William R on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Figured this out when I discovered the handle can be removed from the bolt. Screw the bolt in and reinstall the handle.
Any problems with clamping each table in any position? I want to be sure that when I set any angle, that angle will remain constant, especially when in use.
Richard O on Apr 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s ok if you don’t put excess pressure. Does have a problem with moving.
How many amps is the motor?
Ned P on Mar 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This sander -has 1/3 HP , 2.3 amps, 3350 RPMs , no load.
What dust port do you use to connect to 2 1/2 in hose?
John R on Feb 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will need an adapter to connect a hose that large in diameter.
what is the distance from the belt to the neck at the back ?
bill p on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is 4 3/8 inches at the level of the support surface. There is a piece of flat stock immediately behind the belt that can be removed by taking the two bolts securing it out, should you need max belt flexibility. The neck, as shown in the picture, has about 1 1/2 inches of height at the 4 3/8 distance before it comes forward.
What are the dust ports like on this item?
Stacy J on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

The dust ports with adapter fit my Craftsman wet dry vac no problem.
What sort of material is this made from? (knobs, guards, body, etc.) How would you rate the build of the item?
Stacy J on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The build is above average. The body is metal and the tables are aluminum. The knobs are heavy plastic.
I would like to use it for knife sharpening also...can you find belts in higher grit?
LARRY S on Dec 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Larry I have the same question. I plan to be at Rocklers soon seeking a finer belt.
Jerry
How easy is it to change grits on the belt sander?
Grant F on Oct 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The belt is fairly easy to remove and replace. It is as easy as any of the competitors sanders that are on the market. To change the disc you need to remove the little aluminum plate that covers 1/2 of the disc. I used goof off or lacquer thinner to remove any stubborn glue on the 6" disc platen. Hope this helps, have a good day