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I’ve been thinking to buy this machine or not ..I stopped by the price of sanding sleeves! I tried to make them myself, and eventually bought the machine.yet it was a test, but I think they will work.
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#1 posted 09-23-2012 06:34 PM
Lt’s great to have a OSS when you need one ,I never thought ov making my own sanding sleeves.
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#2 posted 09-23-2012 06:39 PM
a1Jim,I do not want to give ten dollars for a piece of paper :)
#3 posted 09-23-2012 07:26 PM
Hi RemboI was not criticizing you making your own sleeves. in fact I think it’s pretty darn creative,like most of the things you do.I don’t know were you would buy your sleeves but I don’t pay $10 for one sleeve unless it’s the largest ones .I find they cost any where from $1.50 – $3. eachhttp://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-777502203-4-Inch-Spindle-Sanding/dp/B00004Z07B/ref=sr_1_11?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1348427873&sr=1-11&keywords=sanding+sleeves
Some times even cheaper on e bayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Jet-Aluminum-oxide-sanding-sleeves-9-x-1-x-60-Grit-4-pk-spindle-Drum-sander-/190727685386?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6841850a
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#4 posted 09-23-2012 07:46 PM
Rembo, It will work, I burned up my 1/4 sleeve and as you know it I did not have a extra so I used the sticky back paper and wrapped it around the steel spindle to get through the project. I did however find it better by using a 1/4 long wooded dowel and sprayed some extra sticky stuff on it then wrapped it with the sticky back. Mine is a Oliver OSS. I can take the spindle shaft off and put a dowl in it and tighten the set screw and good to go, Wood is not as strong as the steel but in a pinch it worked. The darn things are pricey as you say.
Oh forgot, if you do the dowel spindle trick, try using some CA it really sticks, but a real pain getting off. I figured what the heck when I was in a bind, I cut narrow strips then wrapped it.
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#5 posted 09-23-2012 08:10 PM
bush is the biggest we 450rubley. divided by rate (1 dollar is worth about 31 rubles)in the end I had to pay $ 14 per piece!
Gshepherd,glue is not difficult. try.The complexity of the original disks to make the coil.Then in a position to supply cheaper than JET, in the U.S. :)
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#6 posted 09-23-2012 08:25 PM
If you can, try to see if you can convert it to a hook & loop system. You can then simply buy rolls of paper and have really cheap changes. This also allow really fast paper changes – bonus!
Here’s a link to my Rigid Conversion I did a while ago:
Hope this helps!
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#7 posted 09-23-2012 08:38 PM
KnotCurser,Thank you. but I want to take advantage of what I bought.
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