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Sander Rebuild #4: In need of a paint job!

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Blog entry by OldGuysRule posted 01-30-2016 05:35 AM 720 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Boards flying high over clouds of dust! Part 4 of Sander Rebuild series Part 5: Next Step: The Disc Cover and Dust Trap »

After making the dust trap and stop bar I painted those pieces and it made the rest of the sander look even worse. In the meantime I had ordered a 9inch disc to replace the one that was missing. So while waiting for the disc to arrive I decided to do some painting.

The old drive belt was pretty sad also so, while having it torn down I got a new one. Decided to go with a link belt. Never used one before. Can anyone tell me if those belts run better in a certain direction? I may need to turn it around.

The old beast is starting to look a lot better!

Thanks for reading and taking a look at my progress!!!!!

Next comes the really fun part. Building the belt guard and dust trap for the disc.

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!



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#1 posted 01-30-2016 05:58 AM

If that pulley in the lower picture turns counterclockwise, you have the link belt on backwards.

http://in-lineindustries.com/education/manuals/accu-link-belt-instructions/

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 07:29 AM

I kind of had the feeling it was on backwards!

I looked at the link you put in and yep it’s backwards!!!!

Thanks David!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 04:30 AM

Most welcome, glad to help!

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 01:17 PM

Almost looks like a new one now! Good job.

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 09:15 AM

Just wait until you see the other things I have in the works for it Joe.

David I turned the belt around and it did make a difference. Go figure have to do things the right way to make them work right! LOL! Although it is the first link belt I’ve ever used. Learned a new trick! Again thanks for the advice!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#6 posted 02-05-2016 02:19 AM

Rod,

To be honest, I have never had a link belt myself It just so happened that there was another thread that had that link (about a link belt, no pun intended!), and a day or two later yours popped up. Just a case of learning from one LJ’er, sharing with another! Glad it helped :)

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