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Forum topic by Cory posted 1481 days ago 1941 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cory

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1481 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid oss belt sander

I just bought one of these off of craigs list. I can’t get the belt to track straight. No matter how I adjust it the belt rides up and off of the track.

What am I doing wrong? Any ideas on how to fix it?

Thanks.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.


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Gary

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#1 posted 1481 days ago

There is an adjustment but I can’t tell you where. You can find the manual on line

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Steven H

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#2 posted 1481 days ago

I had this problem also even others too.

Go to the page of 21 in the Manual.

If the sand belt runs down toward the table, turn the tracking knob clockwise 1/4 turn.

If the sanding belt, runs up away from the table, turn the tracking knob counterclockwise 1/4 turn.

The best way to do this is when the sander is on, which can be very dangerous.

And adjust it.

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#3 posted 1481 days ago

What Steven H said.

If that does NOT work, then … yours needs servicing. That IS the correct procedure….

-- -- Neil

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Cory

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#4 posted 1481 days ago

Thanks all. I’ve tried that adjustment and it made it better but didn’t fix it. I assume I can find a service center through ridgids web site?

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#5 posted 1481 days ago

Yup.

Specifically … here

-- -- Neil

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jeff_wenz

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#6 posted 1480 days ago

Have you tried a different belt? I would try that before taking it to a repair center. That elimnates one variable. The sander takes a 4×24” belt.

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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NBeener

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#7 posted 1480 days ago

There’s been some additional progress made, over on Sawmill Creek:

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=144060

Methinks Cory may have a screw loose ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Steven H

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#8 posted 1480 days ago

Cory

Is there anything touching the belt from the inside? That cause mine to happen.

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=131501&d=1257006060

-- shdesign3.com

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Cory

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#9 posted 1480 days ago

Beener is right, I do have a screw loose…..and now on to my problem!

I am missing a spring and washer that keeps the smaller of the two cylinders in line. So, when the belt starts to spin it climbs up sending the belt flying off of the drive. I’ve ordered the spring and that should fix the problem. Here’s a pic of what I mean:

That should solve the problem.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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