Hi Jenlyn, Thanks for your question and I apologize for the delay in response. Yes, the RYOBI 6 Amp Corded 3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander BE319 can be used on metal with the correct sanding belt. When sanding metal to remove rust or to deburr an edge, you shouldn't use sandpaper with a grit coarser than 220. The higher the sanding grit the finer the sand. I would suggest a 320 grit or higher. I hope this helps and thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve
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I've used two separate brands and they both worked fine.
Hello Albert, This RYOBI BE319 6 Amp Corded 3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander does not have variable speed. Thanks for asking and I apologize for the delay in response. - Eve
Hello Dax7, thank you for your question. The RYOBI 6 Amp Corded 3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander does not offer any mounting points, so we do not recommend mounting the sander. - Justin
This is a wood belt sander and not a metal sander .there are sanders that are specific to metal finishing and grinding And they wont melt from heat and sparks.
Bag caked with fine dust,outlet port from sander plugged,or possibly sander operating at to slow of speed for the fan to blow dust into bag.
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Well, I do it all the time, works great.
Hi Kee, There are finer grit sand paper available for this sander. Thanks for asking. Greg