Belt Sander Racing
February 8, 2006 7:27 PM   Subscribe

The New England Belt Sander Racing Association has just held their 2006 Winter Nationals. The results aren't up yet but you can watch a movie of the 2003 championship. [via]
posted by tellurian (6 comments total)
Of course, those spoilsports Moms Insisting on Licensed Tools want to see it stopped.
posted by tellurian at 7:27 PM on February 8, 2006

Rule #1 of belt sander operation: make sure the power trigger is NOT locked down before you plug the sander back in. It's amazing how fast it can plow through a tool-covered workbench top.

Move up to the unlimited class, and you get gasoline-powered chainsaw racing (more at the 2004 Power Tool Drag Races.)
posted by cenoxo at 8:27 PM on February 8, 2006

Wow! cenoxo, that makes the belt sander racing look pretty lame.
posted by tellurian at 8:48 PM on February 8, 2006

America: what does the rest of the planet think of us? I'm surprised nobody has put a seat on one of these sanders yet.
posted by cenoxo at 9:06 PM on February 8, 2006

Wow cenoxo, I just had a vision of three of those things as the feet of a giant atromech droid. One large enough to convey several people in much comfort. Ah, the things I could do with a 15 ft tall R2 unit!
posted by Jawn at 11:02 PM on February 8, 2006

I've got the fastest belt sander East of the Mississippi. It's the Nitrous tanks, yeah, but then I've got a little special "secret sauce" in the rig too. Gosh darn it, you should see that baby move.
posted by troutfishing at 4:48 AM on February 9, 2006

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