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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 10-21-2016 04:28 PM 469 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LiveEdge

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10-21-2016 04:28 PM

I was using my belt sander to smooth out the subfloor in my bathroom for a remodel and got a little carried away. The belt tore and is now has portions wedged quite nicely in the back wheel. It’s just a cheap ryobi. I’m curious if anybody has any tricks for removal? Looking at the screws, I can’t deduce the obvious ones to try to disassemble so I don’t know if that approach would even work.


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#1 posted 10-21-2016 04:29 PM

Did you release the tension lever?

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#2 posted 10-21-2016 04:32 PM

Yes. I worked it both ways to see if one position would loosen the jam. Neither did the trick.

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#3 posted 10-21-2016 05:43 PM

Can you post a pick of how it is currently, wondering if you have enough clearance for small metal picks if you can at least get the end of the belt to kick out sideways you may be able to pull it out.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#4 posted 10-22-2016 12:41 AM

Did you try grabbing the fragments with a pliers? A needle nose pliers might do it.

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