Rikon 50-161VS Power Tools 1 x 30 Inch Belt, 6 Inch Disc Variable Speed SanderWhich sander did you get?
Smart thinking. Make it easier on yourself.Use a band saw to cut the excess prior to grinding, keeps the mess to a minimum and cuts installation time in half. Same for adjustable pad hardware.
Fit two pads and you've damn near paid for the saw and sander vs paying someone else to do it.
I use WEN brand, bench-top, two sanders, band saw and a grinder. They've worked great with little or no adjustment and paid for themselves many times over.
So far my only complaint is my eyes!🤣 It's hard to see my line. If you scratch a good line(i use a sharped piece of tungsten) and fill it with something of contrasting color it makes it easier to see, but my eyes are getting bad up close.I have a cheap Taiwanese disc and 1 inch belt, and wish I had bought better quality.
I have been able to do a few pads with good results.
Wear a headlamp and use a mechanical pencil. It'll glow well under the headlight and no worry of marring the stock. I have a very well lit shop but wearing a headlamp is literally a night and day difference because no matter how well your shop is lit, once you're hunched over the grinder trying to see, you're casting a shadow. Headlamp eliminates this.So far my only complaint is my eyes!🤣 It's hard to see my line. If you scratch a good line(i use a sharped piece of tungsten) and fill it with something of contrasting color it makes it easier to see, but my eyes are getting bad up close.
I'm on my 3rd pad. Showed some guys at the gun club my work. All these faces started lighting up. I told them no way. Costs $200/each guys. One guy said that won't make you much money. I said that's the point!Not doing Tron out of a job. He's not close enough to me.
There are lots of shop jobs justifying a disk and belt sander.
Recoil pad fitting is just one.
I'm sure that I have had the $100 value out of mine, many times over.