Shopmate belt sander?
I inherited a Shopmate belt sander (4″ * 21.75″) from my dad. I’m guessing that the sander dates from the 1950s or 1960s.
I’m curious about the Shopmate brand. I noticed that a package of belts for the Shopmate indicated that the belts also fit some Skil sanders.
What happened to the Shopmate brand? Was it absorbed by Skil or another company?
I've got one, too. Got mine in the early sixties. Cost my mom 3 books of S&H Green Stamps. Don't know what happened to the brand. Possibly bought out at some time by whoever owned Delta??? That's just a guess since Delta is now branding some of their lower priced stuff as Shopmate.
do they still sell 21.75"belts? seems an odd size
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The belts are still made but are hard to find. Lowes and HD don't stock them. I've found them at a local True-Value hardware store and they can be ordered via the Internet.