Fairing inside or outside curves and easing corners on wooden parts is easy to do with an oscillating spindle sander. RIKON’s new 50-300 model provides benchtop convenience, and many standard features, on a machine that can become a woodworking mainstay.
The sander is powered by a 1/2hp motor that spins at 1,700 RPM. It drives the machine’s 4-1/2-in.-long spindle through 29 oscillations per minute at 15/16-in. of travel. Five interchangeable spindle diameters, with sanding drums, are included in 1/2-, 3/4-, 1-, 1-1/2- and 2-in. sizes. A 3-in. spindle, sold separately, will also fit the machine. Six table inserts accommodate the various spindle sizes and stow in tool holders on the sander.
A 14-3/4-in.-square cast-iron table supports workpieces during sanding, and it tilts up to 45 degrees for refining angled surfaces. The sander stands 23-1/2-in. tall overall and weighs 76 lbs.
To help keep the air cleaner during sanding, a 2-in.-dia. O.D. dust port under the table can be connected to a shop vacuum or dust collection system.
RIKON’s new 50-300 Oscillating Spindle Sander is available now through dealers and sells for $399.99.