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Forum topic by indychip posted 10-27-2015 05:24 PM 517 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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indychip

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10-27-2015 05:24 PM

I have had this drum sander for about 2 months now. Best purchase in my work shop. I do a lot of end grain cutting boards and this tool has cut the sanding down to almost nothing. Of course I still have to do my final standing with a ROS, not a big deal though.

Now, the problem is that the conveyor belt has become slightly un-parallel with the drum. All of the instructions I have read and searched for say ” Just one nut will adjust the conveyor to parallel the sanding head”. But, nowhere can I find documentation as to where this magical adjusting nut is. Can somebody enlighten me on where this is? Thanks.


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 10-27-2015 05:33 PM

From the manual: If the drum is not parallel, loosen
the four socket head cap screws (along the outboard
edge of the conveyor) (Fig. 7) and raise or lower the
conveyor with the 7/16” adjustment nut to achieve
parallel alignment. Tighten the four socket head cap
screws.

Look at the outboard edge of the conveyor, right under the drum. You should see a plate with the 4 socket head screws, and it will have an opening in the side. The magic nut is in the opening, and the bolt is positioned vertically.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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indychip

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#2 posted 10-27-2015 05:40 PM

thanks, I know right where the 4 screws are that you mentioned, I was just hoping that there was an easier way. after all, they do say; just 1 nut will adjust it.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 10-27-2015 06:05 PM

I guess technically the 4 screws just lock things in place..the adjustment is done with just the one bolt…but I can see your point. You would appreciate this more if you had ever had the “opportunity” to adjust the table level and parallel on a Delta 18/36. (trust me on that)

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 10-27-2015 10:35 PM



You would appreciate this more if you had ever had the “opportunity” to adjust the table level and parallel on a Delta 18/36. (trust me on that)

I would junk my Delta 18/36 before I would put myself through that “adjustment”! Fred is absolutely correct.

-- Art

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