The Luthier's Friend™ turns your drill press into a simple and precise thickness sander and pattern sander. It's the affordable way to thickness-sand wood up to 2-3/4" tall, and precisely create contoured shapes guided by your shop-made templates. Use it for freehand sanding and for precision work on veneers, bridge blanks, wood bindings, purflings, fingerboards, nuts and saddles.
The Sanding Station is solidly built and very stable. Clamp it to your drill press table, and connect your shop vacuum for dust-free operation. The included Robo-Sander turns on a bearing securely seated in the base of the unit, so it doesn't flex or wobble.
It's compact: simply hang it on the wall out of the way when you're not using it.
We highly recommend the optional Sliding Vise. It's just right for squaring-up small parts such as nuts and saddles. It's made to go with the Sanding Station - for easy indexing, one side of the jaws is 1/4" deep and the other is 1/2" deep. The long base permits a safe feed for thickness-sanding.
The Luthier's Friend Sanding Station includes: Robo-Sander pattern-sanding drum (2" diameter x 3" tall) with 50-grit abrasive sleeve Sturdy 10" x 12" x 3/4" table with micro-adjustable fence Dust collector shroud (for your shop vacuum hose) Extra 50, 80 and 120-grit abrasive sleeves Instructions