Elu or Black & Decker Belt Sander


I had been using a picture of a Dewalt 430, which is what the Elu became after Black & Decker absorbed Elu. However, a chance encounter on ebay yielded these photos of an actual Elu sander.

Frankly, I'm no longer convinced they even were Elu, given the B & D parentage. There's every possibility they were B & D Professional to begin with. I'm especially persuaded of that since reviewing Episode 101, which indicated, “thanks to Black & Decker.” Whichever they were, they didn't last much beyond the 1st season with the exception of the 2278 biscuit joiner and the corded drill.

At least in the Elu line, there were two models—one with electronic speed control. I'm not sure which Norm used.

Appearances: Episodes:

  1. 204, 205, 206, 207, 212
  2. 301, 304, 307, 311
  3. 401, 405, 408, 413
  4. 603

Thanks to my friend, Jeff Lewis, for the informoation on the electronic version.

Last updated: 15 May 2007