My 1st and maybe last try at fixing old equipment!
Advertised at $75 so I bought it, a 30+ yr old sander, tore it apart, then painted the parts. But the belt table & bracket & handle was missing along with top and side guard. It needed new bearings and a motor. After a week I found parts online but they would be close to $300 with shipping and fees to Canada. A new motor would be a minimum of $250. Then I spied another sander for sale, newer maybe only 10 yrs old or less, and no parts missing , but with a 2 hp 575V 3 phase motor and the belt and top guards cut up by the belt . So I bought it at a great price , & sold the 1st one. So far #2 sander's cost to get running will will be $100 for a used 2 hp TEFC 3400 rpm motor, about $50 for the bearings on order and another $50 for some Rustoleum light and dark grey machine paint and a power cord & 240V plug. The motor took the best part of a day to get mounted after modifying the motor bracket and it has to hang out the door opening for clearance. To repair the guards I tried J Bweld, great stuff!
Some pics of this adventure so far
the $75 sander
damage to the side guard
side belt guard with J Bweld and auto spot putty
Top guard with lots of J Bweld spread on the inside
old motor painted
waiting for 3 more bearings to show up