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Belt Sanders have a mind of their own!

October 1, 2011

I was outside sanding down some old doors before giving them a lick of paint one afternoon -I was using a belt sander that id hired for the job. All of the sudden the breaker must have tripped and cut the power, so naturally I placed the sander on the patio floor and went to investigate.

I flicked the trip switch back on and made my way back outside, but as I got closer I could hear some increasingly louder noises. It turned out I had left the trigger locked on, so the belt sander was moving from side to side with intent to harm across the patio floor!

Not only had it smashed 2 ceramic plant pots as it knocked them off the edge of the patio, it had also sanded a nice circle shape in the patio floor! Those things can really move!

Submitted by Sean J.

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