The Alberti Disc Sander
Alberti Hand Powered Disk Sanders were first developed for violin and bowmakers to facilitate the shaping and fitting of small precision parts of wood, metal, shell and plastic. These sanders are also great for sharpening and honing knives, plane blades, gouges and chisels. In our machine shop we use them for sharpening cutting tools and hand flat lapping of small parts.
The sanders feature a magnetic spindle with 8" interchangeable flat steel disks to accept pressure sensitive adhesive backed sanding and lapping media as well as rubber cushioned, hook faced disks to accept loop back sanding media. A 9" fiber disk is provided for honing edge tools such as knives and plane blades.
Accessories are available for tool sharpening and for the precision machining and fitting of bow frog slides (You can fit a new slide in ten minutes!). The sander can be provided with bench clamp-on or bolt-down mounting and it pivots for instant conversion from right to left hand operation.
The sander is shipped with four plain steel disks, one rubber backed disk, fiber honing wheel, adjustable fence and detachable Moffit, 40W work lamp.
Sander complete as shown - $650
Frog Slide Fixture - $175
To place orders, call 800-982-4464.