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Nosy Belt Sander Palmer AK

According to Black & Decker, the Dragster platen is 25 percent larger than those on other 3-in. x 21-in. machines. The larger the platen, the easier it is to hold the machine flat when you're sanding panels.

The Home Depot
(907)357-8181
1255 Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
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Wasilla - B
(907) 352-6800
1000 S Seward Meridian Rd
Wasilla, AK
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Weld Air Alaska
(907) 373-2000
301 Centaur Wasilla, AK, 99654
Wasilla, AK
 
Spenard Builders Supply- Big Lake
907-892-6001
10927 Big Lake Road Big Lake, AK, 99652
Big Lake, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907)283-2228
10480 Spur Highway
Kenai, AK
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Alaska Industrial Hardware- Wasilla
907-376-5274
751 West Parks Hwy Wasilla, AK, 99654
Wasilla, AK
 
Spenard Builders Supply- Wasilla
907-373-2806
2501 E Bogard Road Wasilla, AK, 99654
Wasilla, AK
 
Lowe's
(907) 352-3100
2561 East Sun Mountain Avenue
Wasilla, AK
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M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

The Home Depot
(907)357-8181
1255 Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(907) 563-9800
515 E Tudor RD
Anchorage, AK
 

Nosy Belt Sander

Nosy Belt Sander

 

It's handy to use the front drum of a belt sander on inside curves. But the body on many sanders limits the front drum's usefulness by limiting its accessibility. The new Dragster belt sander from Black & Decker, $70, has a narrow nose that can poke in almost anywhere. The “hood” on the Dragster can be flipped up and locked out of the way. The small front drum fits into tiny inside curves. The multiposition top handle can be fine-tuned for comfort in whatever job you're doing. The small front drum also gives the Dragster a larger-than-usual platen. According to Black & Decker, the Dragster platen is 25 percent larger than those on other 3-in. x 21-in. machines. The larger the platen, the easier it is to hold the machine flat when you're sanding panels. The Dragster has a 6-amp, single-speed motor, which is comparable to motors on other belt sanders in its price range, although I prefer the finer control that comes with variable-speed belt sanders. The Dragster will do the same work as comparably priced machines, for instance, flattening panels, with the added benefit of its long nose. The dust bag works well, but the sander can't connect directly to a shop vacuum. The machine is lightweight and very easy to handle, a benefit for freehand work. It's a handy machine with good features for its price.

Source:
Black & Decker, (800) 544-6986, www.blackanddecker.com, Dragster 3-in. x 21-in. belt sander, #DS321, $70.

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