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Offline genog

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Vintage Skil belt sander
« on: July 04, 2022, 01:48:28 PM »
Here's a nice cool old Skil sander

Previous owner repurposed a Craftsman tool box and did a nice stenciling job.
It fooled me at first...

Works well

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Re: Vintage Skil belt sander
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2022, 02:56:34 PM »
Wow!  I have never seen that one before!! Very cool!
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Re: Vintage Skil belt sander
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 05:38:12 PM »
Very nice.  There should be a black plastic knob on the front by which to grip the front; but, even without that, it's a fine looking tool.

Christian Becksvoort (https://www.chbecksvoort.com/), a major furnituremaker focused on Shakerish furniture, uses or used to use, one of these as his standard belt sander.
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Re: Vintage Skil belt sander
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 01:50:16 AM »
Very nice.  There should be a black plastic knob on the front by which to grip the front; but, even without that.....

There's a knob.
Look at the pics :grin:

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Re: Vintage Skil belt sander
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2022, 01:10:52 PM »
Very nice.  There should be a black plastic knob on the front by which to grip the front; but, even without that.....

There's a knob.
Ah.  Missed it.  I'd sworn that Skil put the knob on the very front of the sander in that design, so I didn't look closely enough.

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Re: Vintage Skil belt sander
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2022, 01:38:25 PM »
The knob is very hard to see in my pics
You had me worried for a minute...