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Sanding Stands Add Versatility to Belt Sanders
Sanding stand attachments turn a mobile tool into a benchtop workstation
by Michael Standish
It’s possible to clamp a belt sander upside down and freehand your finish carpentry tweaks, but you’ll probably get better results if your sander is firmly and reliably attached using a sanding stand. This model from Bosch allows the sander to be mounted in either a horizontal or vertical position and still retain a dust collection port. DeWalt also offers a sanding stand that attaches to their sanding frame. It's important to note, however, that this attachment blocks the dust collection port and you can't practically attach a vacumn hose to that belt sander while it's attached to the sanding stand apparatus.