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Craftsman 1/3 hp Electric Belt/Disc Sander (21513)

Item# 00921513000P | Model# 21513 | Added on July 26, 2010 | Seller:
Craftsman 1/3 hp Electric Belt/Disc Sander (21513)
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1/3 HP Electric Belt/Disc Sander for Solid Work Support
The Craftsman 1/3 HP electric belt/disc sander is the perfect accessory to your tool collection. It is suitable for both a home woodworking shop as well as a small pro shop. The combination bench sander is efficient and versatile. It's also extremely easy to use. The 6-in. disc is perfect for precision edge work, while the 2-in. abrasive belt is great for chisel sharpening. The sander also accepts a 1-in. abrasive belt.
The 1/3HP electric belt/disc sander features a belt arm that operates both vertically and horizontally. The sander belt table tilts up to 60 degrees and the disc table tilts up to 45 degrees, delivering steady, precision sharpening. The disc spins at 3,500 RPM; the belt at 3,500 RPM/4,400 SFPM. The dual tables are made of die cast aluminum and the housing is cast iron for sturdy support, job after job. This handy combination bench sander comes with a 1-1/2-in. dust port for vacuum/bag dust collection.

  • The Craftsman 1/3HP electric belt/disc sander is easy to operate
  • Perfect for sanding, shaping, and sharpening
  • The aluminum disc is 6" in diameter; the disc table tilts 0-45 degrees
  • The belt is 2" wide and 42" long; 80 grit and also accepts a 1" abrasive belt
  • Belt table tilts 0-60 degrees
  • Disc spins at 3,500RPM; the belt at 3,500 RPM/4,400 SFPM
  • Outside 1.5" dust port
  • 6-1/2' 18-gauge cord
  • Weight: 35 lbs.
  • 12-month warranty
  • CSA listed
California Residents: Proposition 65 Warning
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By Anonymous
November 20th, 2008
Great for the Money!!!

I use this sander to make Knives. It's outstanding to profile my Handmade Custom Knives. Maybe could use a little more power,but for the price, it can't be beat!! Would buy another if something was to happen to this one!!

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By KingDad
September 3rd, 2010

This machine is pitiful.  I order sander #1 online and picked it up at the store.  When I got home, unpacked, and started assembly, I noticed one of the rubber feet were missing.  I removed the base to see if the missing foot was inside the base and saw that the starting capacitor was loose and the mounting was broken.  I called and was instructed to return it to the store and reorder.

Sander #2 came today and upon opening the box, the motor base was cracked across its entire width.  Back to the store for a refund.

At the store, the associate said they actually had a sander in stock.  The box looked good, the contents were good, and I took it home.  They even gave me the sale price which became effective today.

Once assembled, I lifted the belt arm up and noticed the motor end caps were moving!  On further inspection, one of the two motor case bolts had been stripped when it was put together, making the motor unsafe and useless.  After supper I will take Sander #3 back and not get another.

This machine is a great idea and has a good price, but it is by FAR the worse quality machine/tool to carry the Craftsman name that I have seen in my 62 years.  I am disappointed in not having the machine and I am angry that three machines were broken on arrival.   DON'T BUY THIS JUNK!

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Belt/Disc Sander


Excellent, glad I finally bought one.

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Shane Duke
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Great product with plenty of power.


This is a nice product at this price point. I don't like that you need about 5 metric allen wrenches to assemble it AND that it's made in China. It does the job great, however, and is very handy in your home workshop.

January 10th, 2014
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like it...................


handles my sanding needs with no issues. with plenty of power it exceeded my expectations.

December 9th, 2013 via
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Excellent Sander


Directions were not real clear. Assembly was relatively easy. Sander works great. It is sturdy. Mounts to the table very easily. Very easy to use.

November 4th, 2013 via
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Good for light duty, making adjustments can be frustrating though.


I got this to primarily grind metal for knife making and the occasional wood shaping. The motor is really too fast and burns wood, on the disc especially, and requires frequent quenching when grinding steel. As far as the motor bogging down, I quickly got a feel for how much pressure can be applied to the wheel and belt without any issues. My biggest complaint with this machine is that there are different allen wrenches to adjust tracking, 2 work surfaces and the platen. Moreover when tightening any and all of the allen head bolts, it moves the work surfaces, etc out of your desired position. Takes a little getting used to, but a decent machine for the price.

October 15th, 2013 via
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Cheap sander with a few issues


The overall product seems to be nice for the price, but it is definitely not as well built as one would expect from a Craftsman product. I finally got mine set up right, but the aluminum disc for the disc sander is so badly warped it is not even usable. I am still awaiting a response from Sears regarding getting the aluminum disc replaced.

Just so one knows, it is only a 1/3 HP motor, don't expect it to be able to rip through something with heavy pressure.

July 26th, 2013 via
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Works as it should


Runs as it should, having a hard time finding replacement belts in my area, 1x42/2x42 are not as common as I thought.

April 22nd, 2013 via
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After a few mths of having it, the sander seems to work fine. At least it is smaller then my old belt sander, now i got more room to work on my bench.

January 13th, 2013 via
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2x42 Belt Sander


Got the sander to start making knives. Opened the box and inspected, disc sander table had a bent screw. Replaced with my own. Other than that it will do what I need it to do.

The 1/3 HP motor is really worthless and it runs fast. You have to use a light touch to keep from burning metal you are working on, not even going to try sanding any wood. Also very easy to stall.

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December 28th, 2012
Sam A
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This is a versatile tool for any shop


This is a great belt and disk sander that is easy to use and set up. The 2 inch belt travels at 4400 Feet per minute and is 42 inches long. You could use it for a large variety of sanding and grinding uses.

You could even sharpen a lawn mower blade on this belt sander. The 6 inch disk travels at 3500 RPM and has a lot of uses for sanding and smoothing rough edges of a variety of materials. The belt platen can be used in the vertical position and in a horizontal or at 45 degree positions.

November 15th, 2012
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November 11th, 2012
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Great household shop tool


Only had it a week but used it to grind down the top of a new hammer handle flush to the top of the hammer head. It did a clean job without cutting into the hammer head. I'm sure I'll be using this for the repairs needed around the house. Great product.

November 11th, 2012
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Mike Taylor
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great buy


Excellent sander. powerful and efficient

November 5th, 2012
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It has potential, but...


I think this would be a good sander if you're lucky enough to get one that is serviceable. I have bought two in the last few days, the first one was returned due to missing parts and the second could not be fully assembled because the holes for mounting the work table for the disc would not align to be able to attach the table. I did get a chance to turn it on and it seemed to work well but never was able to use it to write a review better than this. Quality control in the factory is apparently lacking.

October 30th, 2012 via
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Derek S
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October 4th, 2012

Good personal sander


I'm used to larger more industrial sanders but this unit works well - it's just smaller.
Unit was packaged well, minimal assembly, and it's very solid. I have the Craftsman universal tool stand I was hoping to mount this on but it's not a good fit. I'll have to mount plywood to the stand and this sander to the plywood. I picked this unit over others since it's basically a grinder with sanding attachments. This is a good home use tool. I've had it a week and used it a dozen times already. Does best on small items, but with the guards removed you can sneak in a long board here & there as well.

May 15th, 2012 via
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Good versatile sander


Setup was a little unclear, but I figured it out. Had to make adjustments so belt tracked properly. Have used it a couple of times and does what I expected. Good compliment to my old Sears Craftman bench grinder. Belt changing is easy.

April 5th, 2012 via
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Very effective sander


<p>This sander is probably the most used tool in my workshop. More than enough power for the average sanding job. Very user friendly. My only small complaint is that it takes some patients to get the table perfectly square to the belt. You have to really hold the table in place when tightening it down or else it will move slightly off square.</p>

September 20th, 2011 via
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