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Cast Iron Porter Cable B9 6x54 Belt Sander

Postby Coolidge » Mon May 15, 2017 4:08 am

I scored this today, apparently "B" is for BIG lol. Made in Syracuse, NY, we had to disassemble to lift it. 3 phase Master Electric motor, don't know the HP the motor plate is missing but it starts on my 5hp RPC. With 5 new belts $300.

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Re: Cast Iron Porter Cable B9 6x54 Belt Sander

Postby Artie F. Emm » Mon May 15, 2017 6:26 am

Dang, she's a beast! But i've seen what a belt grinder can add to a fab process. Score for you, too- i don't think you can get a 3 phase motor with controller for anything near $300.

I've seen some guys park a bucket of water underneath, as spark suppression.
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Re: Cast Iron Porter Cable B9 6x54 Belt Sander

Postby Farmwelding » Mon May 15, 2017 7:29 am

Nice!

Wish I could find a deal like that. I'm sure you will use that for everything under the sun.
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Re: Cast Iron Porter Cable B9 6x54 Belt Sander

Postby Coolidge » Mon May 15, 2017 10:38 am

I had just spent $290 on a brand new Kalamazoo 1x42 belt sander...what an utterly useless pile of junk it is, hence I jumped on this Porter Cable. Oh that giant motor...its only 1hp lol.

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Re: Cast Iron Porter Cable B9 6x54 Belt Sander

Postby Coolidge » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:42 pm

I upgraded the sander with a Baldor 2hp motor and a forward/reverse switch.

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Re: Cast Iron Porter Cable B9 6x54 Belt Sander

Postby cptjackm » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:00 pm

I had the same experience with the 1 x 42 Kalamazoo.
I read all the user reviews, mostly ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎.
What a piece of junk!


Coolidge wrote:I had just spent $290 on a brand new Kalamazoo 1x42 belt sander...what an utterly useless pile of junk it is, hence I jumped on this Porter Cable. Oh that giant motor...its only 1hp lol.

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Re: Cast Iron Porter Cable B9 6x54 Belt Sander

Postby Coolidge » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:35 pm

cptjackm wrote:I had the same experience with the 1 x 42 Kalamazoo.
I read all the user reviews, mostly ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎.
What a piece of junk!


The machine tool dealer sent me an email this week asking how I liked the Kalamazoo, I replied I found the sander of poor quality, its gathering dust. I'm not surprised you had the same experience.
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Re: Cast Iron Porter Cable B9 6x54 Belt Sander

Postby pgk » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:16 pm

We have used one of those where I work for a few years now to sharpen knives and it has worked great, what didn't you guys like about the 1 x 42 " Kalamazoo?? :)

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