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    Harbor Freight Belt Sander

    Can someone let me know if it is possible to reverse the direction of the belt on the HF 1 x 30" sander? I would prefer to sharpen edge up and trailing. I am not sure I would be comfortable sharpening into the belt or with the knife edge down. Or do you get used to it? I think I remember a picture of Dave's setup where he put the machine on its back and worked from the top, as it were.

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    Joe

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    Read through this thread http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...nding-a-thread
    Dave posted a picture of how he mounted his. That might work for you.

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    Yeah his has a sweet handle and frame. I just throw shop towels under mine to keep it from scooting off the table, because if you are pushing enough to rock it around, you're pushing too hard and you'll stop the motor anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    Yeah his has a sweet handle and frame. I just throw shop towels under mine to keep it from scooting off the table, because if you are pushing enough to rock it around, you're pushing too hard and you'll stop the motor anyways.
    Good to know!

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    moved to shop talk....ryan


    viva la revolucion !

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    Is it single phase or 3 phase.
    If it is 3 phase it can run in reverse buy switching 2 incoming lines.

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    You're kidding, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hattorichop View Post
    Is it single phase or 3 phase.
    If it is 3 phase it can run in reverse buy switching 2 incoming lines.

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    Here's a HF sander with a water bottle mounted on it.....only $399!

    http://www.h2osharp.com/howitworks.html

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    LMAO. That's right up there with J. Lightning and his Razr knife. If you haven't seen it, Google it and prepare to be amused.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Here's a HF sander with a water bottle mounted on it.....only $399!

    http://www.h2osharp.com/howitworks.html

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    No, not joking at all. I've been a licensed electrician for 10 years.
    Three phase motors will run in reverse buy switching 2 phases of a three phase motor.
    If you want to change the direction often I recommend purchasing a forward reversing starter witch will cost a couple of hundred dollars but will save you from having to swap wires back and forth every time you want to change the motor rotation.
    If it is single phase you are sool.

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