I've got an old (not so swell) benchtop circular saw. I used it primarily for when I was building decks and such and some rough trimming, should I need to rip, etc. I was thinking of converting it to a disc sander, What think you of this?
Simple enough to do as I will make a plywood disc and adhere abrasive etc. Can use the miter gauge etc. Dust collection would be a problem but I can rig up some sort of hood.
My question would be the speed of the rascal, I am guessing it is a 3500 rpm motor (direct drive saw so pulleys are not an option.) That would be really spinning for a piece of sandpaper. Most likely burn rather than cut. but I believe it has brushes, in that case I might be able to slow it down with a rheostat. Any thoughts on this plot to self distruct?