KALAMAZOO 1SM 1×42 in. Multipurpose Belt Sander


1SM 1 X 42 inch metalworking sander powerhouse effortlessly smooths rough edges, shapes curves, leaving behind a finish that’ll make your projects shine.

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Kalamazoo Industries


  • 1SM 1 X 42 inch metalworking sander powerhouse effortlessly smooths rough edges, shapes curves, leaving behind a finish that’ll make your projects shine.
  • Steel idler pulley with sealed ball bearings
  • Replaceable drive pulley
  • Removable and adjustable (0 to 45 deg.) steelwork table
  • Adjustable and removable steel platen
  • Easy belt tracking
  • Belt tracking knob and collar
  • Spring belt tension
  • Steel construction
  • Will fit on any workbench

Designed To Do The Following – The Kalamazoo Industries 1SM bench sander, thanks to its versatility and variety of belts, is suited for a wide range of sanding applications. Here’s a breakdown of some of its key capabilities:

  • Metalworking:
    • Deburring: Removing sharp edges and burrs left behind from machining or cutting processes.
    • Light metal removal: Grinding down surfaces for minor adjustments or smoothing out imperfections.
    • Finishing: Achieving a smooth and polished finish on metal surfaces.
    • Cleaning: Removing rust, paint, or other coatings before further work.
  • Woodworking:
    • Shaping and profiling: Creating curves, bevels, and other custom shapes on wood pieces.
    • Flattening and squaring: Leveling uneven surfaces and preparing edges for joinery.
    • Sanding curves and contours: Smoothing out curved edges and interior sections of wood pieces.
    • Stock removal: Removing significant amounts of material for size adjustments or preparing surfaces for finishing.
  • General applications:
    • Sharpening tools: Honing edges on knives, chisels, and other cutting tools.
    • Blending materials: Smoothing transitions between different materials or joining edges seamlessly.
    • Cleaning and prepping surfaces: Removing light paint, grime, or imperfections before painting or coating.
    • Polishing: Achieving a high-gloss finish on various materials.
  • Additionally, the 1SM’s ability to run as a slack belt sander opens up further possibilities:
    • Sanding complex shapes: Reaching into tight spaces and around curves for detailed sanding.
    • Finishing curved edges and moldings: Achieving smooth and consistent finishes on intricate shapes.
    • Polishing rounded objects: Polishing pipes, cylinders, and other non-flat surfaces.

Sander Benefits:

  • Versatility:
    • Wide range of materials: It can be used on a variety of materials, including metal, wood, plastic, and composites, making it suitable for a wide range of tasks.
    • Multiple applications: It can be used for deburring, light metal removal, shaping, cleaning, polishing, and other finishing tasks.
    • Slack belt sanding: It can be run as a slack belt sander, which allows you to sand contours and curves.
  • Performance:
    • Powerful motor: It has a 1/3 HP motor that provides ample power for most tasks.
    • Fast belt speed: The belt speed of 1800 SFPM ensures efficient sanding.
    • Durable construction: It is made of steel and is built to last.
  • Ease of use:
    • Compact size: It is compact and lightweight, making it easy to move around and store.
    • Simple to operate: It is easy to set up and use, even for beginners.
    • Adjustable table and platen: The table and platen are adjustable, which allows you to find the perfect position for your workpiece.
  • Additional benefits:
    • Replaceable parts: All parts of the sander are replaceable, so you can keep it running for years to come.
    • Made in the USA: It is made in the USA, which means you can be confident in its quality.
    • Positive user reviews: It has positive user reviews, which suggests that it is a reliable and effective tool.

The 1SM Bench Sander Can Sand The Following:

    • Wood
    • Metal
    • Stainless steel
    • And more…..

Belt Dimensions: 1 x 42 in.
Motor: 1/3HP 1PH 115V motor
Belt Speed: 1,800 SFPM
Work table size: 3 W x 3 D in.
Platen work area: 1-⅞ W x 5-⅞ H in.
Shipping dimensions: 12 L x 17 W x 28 H in.
Weight: 35 lbs.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
NOTE: Data is provided by the manufacturer.

342-061 full-boxed guard
12-P steel stand
563-042 knife makers platen
KB142100 1 x 42 inch 100 grit sanding belt
KB14280 1 x 42 inch 80 grit sanding belt
KB14250 1 x 42 inch 50 grit sanding belt
560-017 replacement drive pulley
560-018 replacement idler pulley
563-003 adjustable steel platen
829-013 adjustable steel work table

Additional information

Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 17 × 28 in


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