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Forum topic by Mark posted 01-14-2010 01:46 AM 1115 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2010 01:46 AM

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after using and abusing my palm sander for so long, the pad that sits on the bottom of it is worn to nothing and falling apart. I have several sanders but why throw out this perfectly good one? All i want to knw if anyone has anyway to replace the foam pad on the bottom of the palm sander? shoot me your opinions plz n thx!

-- M.K.


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drfixit

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 02:03 AM

depending on the brand, you can buy replacements for it. I think I have seen the pads for Porter Cable at my local woodcraft and possibly Lowes

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 02:22 AM

Mark, go ahead and start laughing now, but in an emergency, I took an old Best Buy mouse pad and cut a new one for my DeWalt 1/4 Sheet sander. Took some contact cement and glued it on, and let it completely dry, its still working. Don’t forget to punch some holes for the dust collection.

Besides the bright blue of the mouse pad goes well with the Dewalt Yellow.

-- James

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 02:27 AM

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 02:35 AM

i wouldnt laugh at that…makes sense..whatever saves the $$ at this point

-- M.K.

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 02:35 AM

thx gmman

-- M.K.

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 03:02 AM

I laughing because i’ve been there done that….LOL

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 03:20 AM

lol…its funny how we think alike….what i was thinking was to use the foam puzzle mats…my daughter has mini ones with perfect thickness…i wouldnt have though of a mouse pad

-- M.K.

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 03:33 AM

I have replaced the pads on my Porter Cable 333’s several times. I find the replacement pads at amazon.com. They are held on by 3 small screws and takes about 2 minutes to change one. Yours may be just as easy.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 03:38 AM

how much do the pads cost appox?

-- M.K.

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 05:55 AM

I bought pads for my 5” dewalt, which also fits my 5” craftsman at the local dewalt authorized repair shop in winnipeg. The cost was $10.00 each

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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#11 posted 01-14-2010 06:45 AM

I paid around $15.00. They have several models for PC’s to choose from (5 hole, 8 hole, H & L, PSA, etc.)

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#12 posted 01-14-2010 06:12 PM

gotcha….thx guys

-- M.K.

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