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Sander Rebuild #5: Next Step: The Disc Cover and Dust Trap

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Blog entry by OldGuysRule posted 02-06-2016 07:39 AM 701 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: In need of a paint job! Part 5 of Sander Rebuild series Part 6: Last Installment: Table Support and Table »

Like I mentioned before this thing is so old Sears doesn’t have many parts available any longer. So I had to build something to cover the drive belt and Sanding disc. Once I got the disc I sat down with the manual that I downloaded and printed to see how the original was made. No way to duplicate the original but a close copy will work. First To cover the drive belt and give me a base to mount the disc cover.

Next thing to do was build the disc cover with a dust port. I made a template out of a piece of quarter inch ply I had laying around and then went to the metal scrap bin to see if I had some tin to cut it out of.

Next step was to close it in and cut a dust port opening.

Then the front cover. I copied Sears in that you only have to loosen the screws to swing it over and out of the way to change the sand paper.

So far besides the $40 to buy the sander all I have spent is the cost of the sanding belt and then ordering the 9” disc from Sears. Which cost more then the sander! Disc, tax and shipping was about $53. Shame really.

The next part of the rebuild is a little trickier! A table support and the table!

Thanks again for taking a look at my little project!!!!!!!

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



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David Taylor

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 03:25 AM

Looking good! Can’t wait to see how you do the table support and table.

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 03:58 AM

Man, that thing is coming out nice! I’m really enjoying this series, it’s fun to watch!

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 08:58 AM

Thanks David!

Thanks Raccoon!

I just put in the last part about an hour ago. Hope you guys like how I did the table support and table.

This has been a real hoot!!!!!!

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

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