Wood river Spindle sander


My favorite tool I have is this lowly Wood River spindle sander from Woodcraft. It has a very effective dust port for a vacuum so it does not make a mess. It came with 6 different sized spindles, from a 3 inch down to a 3/4 inch. I have arthritis in my fingers, my hands, my wrists, elbows, and shoulders so this thing has been a life saver for me. So easy to make curls and curves, I would suggest this tool for everyone.


Interesting review Jack, thanks

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Are the belts easy to change, switching sizes?

(Sorry about your arthritis)

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Thank you Jim. MsDebbie simply remove the nut on top of the shaft, slide the current drum off, put the other size on and tighten the nut back. It can be changed in a of couple of minutes. Also comes with with matching throat plates matching the drum sizes and a supply of sanding sleeves. Thank you MsDebbie.


Very nice something I need to purchase.

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NIce machine. They come in handy for so many projects.

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One of those things you didn’t know how badly you needed it until you had it. After owning it, you’d replace it in a heartbeat, if it died.

Thank you guys. So true Kelly, as I look bad this little thing could have been put to good use.


Have the similar machine only Delta.   Agree on all the comments on ease of use, sanding curves, changing sleeves etc.  See that some of the newer ones have a tilting table.    The one time or two I needed an angle I just propped one side of the work up with an appropriate block.    Thanks for posting.


I have the Triton version that looks identical except for the paint. I had the Grizzly with the rectangle table which I loved to death and had to get another one. Triton will do but I like the Grizzly a lot better for some reason.