General disc sander

generalGENERAL INTERNATIONAL’S new disc sander, model 15-205, features a fully-enclosed steel stand, 2-hp motor and a mechanical brake to automatically stop the disc within seconds, according to the company.

The sander’s 15” cast-iron disc has wraparound-style steel guards covering the entire rear and side edges and, for added safety, half of the front face. A 4” dust port at the rear of the disc can be connected to any shop dust collection system. Weighing 212 lbs., the sander offers a 22” x 12” cast-iron table that tilts to 45 degrees for bevelled sanding, 3/4” X and Y axis miter slots and an aluminum miter gauge. It also has a two-step safety switch with lockout key to prevent unintentional startup or unauthorized use of the sander. The sander retails for $1,459.99, plus any applicable freight or taxes, until Sept 1. For information, visit www.general.ca.

This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue.