Patent Number: 7,611,401

Title: Mount for a belt-sanding apparatus

Abstract: A sanding apparatus for finishing an exterior surface of an elongated work piece includes a support structure, a belt-sander, and a mounting bracket to movably mount the belt-sander to the support structure. The bracket is attached to the belt-sander and includes a guide mechanism movably mounted to one or more guide rails of the support structure. The bracket also includes a hinge mechanism that permits the belt-sander to pivot between a first position where an abrasive surface of the belt-sander does not contact the exterior surface of the work piece, and a second position where the abrasive surface contacts the exterior surface of the work piece. In operation, a user moves the belt-sander along the guide rails while the abrasive surface contacts the exterior surface of the work piece to smooth the exterior surface of the work piece.

Inventors: Koren; Robert Douglas (Cary, NC)

Assignee: Column & Post, Inc.

International Classification: B24B 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017