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Craftsman  21513 1/3 hp Electric Belt/Disc Sander (21513)

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Reg Price: $169.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Dust Port Outside Diameter (in.): 1.5
Height (in.): 23.6
Length (in.): 12
Sander Belt Table Size (LxW): 9 x 6-3/4 in.
Sander Belt Table Tilt (deg): 0-60 deg.
Sander Disc Diameter (in.): 6
Sander Disc Table Size (LxW): 8-3/16 x 5-7/16 in.
Table Dimensions (LxW): 9 x 6-3/4 in.
Table Dimensions with Extensions: NA
Width (in.): 20.75
Product Overview:
Cord Type: 18 gauge
CSA Listed: Yes
Dust Collection Method: Vacuum/Bag
ETL Listed: No
General Warranty: 12 Months
Grit: Medium (80-100)
Item Weight (lbs.): 35.0
Number of Wheels: 2
Package Contents: Sander, miter gauge, 2 tables, workstop, manual
RPM: 3500
Style: Bench
UL Listed: No
Voltage (V): 120
Color:
Color/Finish: Black/Silver
Materials & Finishes:
Housing: Cast iron
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 6.5
Motor-Engine:
Amps: 3.5
Motor Brake: No
Motor Engine Brushes: No
Motor Voltage: 120
OPM: NA
Sander Disc Speed RPM: 3500
Sander Speed (SFPM): 4400
General Features:
Belt Tension: Cam / Spring
Operating Position: Horizontal or vertical
Sander Type: Combination
Table Material: Die cast aluminum
Table Movement: Tilt
Table Swivel: No
Table Tilt Range: 0-45 deg.
Sander Accessory:
Disc Mounting: PSA
Mounting: Adhesive
Installation:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required

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1/3 HP Electric Belt/Disc Sander for Solid Work Support

The Craftsman 1/3 HP electric belt/disc sander is the perfect accessory to your tool collection. It is suitable for both a home woodworking shop as well as a small pro shop. The combination bench sander is efficient and versatile. It's also extremely easy to use. The 6-in. disc is perfect for precision edge work, while the 2-in. abrasive belt is great for chisel sharpening. The sander also accepts a 1-in. abrasive belt.

The 1/3HP electric belt/disc sander features a belt arm that operates both vertically and horizontally. The sander belt table tilts up to 60 degrees and the disc table tilts up to 45 degrees, delivering steady, precision sharpening. The disc spins at 3,500 RPM; the belt at 3,500 RPM/4,400 SFPM. The dual tables are made of die cast aluminum and the housing is cast iron for sturdy support, job after job. This handy combination bench sander comes with a 1-1/2-in. dust port for vacuum/bag dust collection.

  • The Craftsman 1/3HP electric belt/disc sander is easy to operate
  • Perfect for sanding, shaping, and sharpening
  • The aluminum disc is 6" in diameter; the disc table tilts 0-45 degrees
  • The belt is 2" wide and 42" long; 80 grit and also accepts a 1" abrasive belt
  • Belt table tilts 0-60 degrees
  • Disc spins at 3,500RPM; the belt at 3,500 RPM/4,400 SFPM
  • Outside 1.5" dust port
  • 6-1/2' 18-gauge cord
  • Weight: 35 lbs.
  • 12-month warranty
  • CSA listed

Added on July 26, 2010

 

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28 Reviews Write a review
20 Reviewers (71.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Anonymous
Nov 20 , 2008
Great for the Money!!!
I use this sander to make Knives. It's outstanding to profile my Handmade Custom Knives. Maybe could use a little more power,but for the price, it can't be beat!! Would buy another if something was to happen to this one!!
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KingDad
Sep 3 , 2010
THREE STRIKES and your OUT

This machine is pitiful.  I order sander #1 online and picked it up at the store.  When I got home, unpacked, and started assembly, I noticed one of the rubber feet were missing.  I removed the base to see if the missing foot was inside the base and saw that the starting capacitor was loose and the mounting was broken.  I called and was instructed to return it to the store and reorder.

Sander #2 came today and upon opening the box, the motor base was cracked across its entire width.  Back to the store for a refund.

At the store, the associate said they actually had a sander in stock.  The box looked good, the contents were good, and I took it home.  They even gave me the sale price which became effective today.

Once assembled, I lifted the belt arm up and noticed the motor end caps were moving!  On further inspection, one of the two motor case bolts had been stripped when it was put together, making the motor unsafe and useless.  After supper I will take Sander #3 back and not get another.

This machine is a great idea and has a good price, but it is by FAR the worse quality machine/tool to carry the Craftsman name that I have seen in my 62 years.  I am disappointed in not having the machine and I am angry that three machines were broken on arrival.   DON'T BUY THIS JUNK!

 

Woodman1950

Elmer, NJ

Feb 18 , 2014
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1/3 hp belt sander

Why would you make a machine (it's only a couple of years old) that YOU DON'T SELL THE SANDING BELTS FOR? This is really a sad situation. I have to go to an outside source to acquire the 2x42 inch sanding belts.....and of course it cost an arm and a leg. Very disappointed with Sears. You use to be a quality store!


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reebo

Metamora, IL

Dec 9 , 2013
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like it...................

handles my sanding needs with no issues. with plenty of power it exceeded my expectations.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rjenksjr

Castroville, TX

Nov 4 , 2013
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Excellent Sander

Directions were not real clear. Assembly was relatively easy. Sander works great. It is sturdy. Mounts to the table very easily. Very easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ajbn74

Independence, MO

Oct 15 , 2013
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Good for light duty, making adjustments can be frustrating though.

I got this to primarily grind metal for knife making and the occasional wood shaping. The motor is really too fast and burns wood, on the disc especially, and requires frequent quenching when grinding steel. As far as the motor bogging down, I quickly got a feel for how much pressure can be applied to the wheel and belt without any issues. My biggest complaint with this machine is that there are different allen wrenches to adjust tracking, 2 work surfaces and the platen. Moreover when tightening any and all of the allen head bolts, it moves the work surfaces, etc out of your desired position. Takes a little getting used to, but a decent machine for the price.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RSidetrack

Fayetteville, PA

Jul 26 , 2013
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Cheap sander with a few issues

The overall product seems to be nice for the price, but it is definitely not as well built as one would expect from a Craftsman product. I finally got mine set up right, but the aluminum disc for the disc sander is so badly warped it is not even usable. I am still awaiting a response from Sears regarding getting the aluminum disc replaced. Just so one knows, it is only a 1/3 HP motor, don't expect it to be able to rip through something with heavy pressure.


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Kmillar

Campton, NH

Apr 22 , 2013
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Works as it should

Runs as it should, having a hard time finding replacement belts in my area, 1x42/2x42 are not as common as I thought.


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PENPOINT

McPherson, KS

Jan 13 , 2013
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SANDER

After a few mths of having it, the sander seems to work fine. At least it is smaller then my old belt sander, now i got more room to work on my bench.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DonFG

Saint Peters, MO

Jan 3 , 2013
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2x42 Belt Sander

Got the sander to start making knives. Opened the box and inspected, disc sander table had a bent screw. Replaced with my own. Other than that it will do what I need it to do. The 1/3 HP motor is really worthless and it runs fast. You have to use a light touch to keep from burning metal you are working on, not even going to try sanding any wood. Also very easy to stall.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pilotbum

Denver, CO

Oct 30 , 2012
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It has potential, but...

I think this would be a good sander if you're lucky enough to get one that is serviceable. I have bought two in the last few days, the first one was returned due to missing parts and the second could not be fully assembled because the holes for mounting the work table for the disc would not align to be able to attach the table. I did get a chance to turn it on and it seemed to work well but never was able to use it to write a review better than this. Quality control in the factory is apparently lacking.


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40something

Happy Valley, OR

May 15 , 2012
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Good personal sander

I'm used to larger more industrial sanders but this unit works well - it's just smaller. Unit was packaged well, minimal assembly, and it's very solid. I have the Craftsman universal tool stand I was hoping to mount this on but it's not a good fit. I'll have to mount plywood to the stand and this sander to the plywood. I picked this unit over others since it's basically a grinder with sanding attachments. This is a good home use tool. I've had it a week and used it a dozen times already. Does best on small items, but with the guards removed you can sneak in a long board here & there as well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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