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Forum topic by Ielle posted 01-10-2017 09:00 PM 485 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ielle

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01-10-2017 09:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sander jcb replacement parts sanding pad backing pad repair

Any advice/ideas are much appreciated!
I have a JCB Sander (360W 1/2 SHEET SANDER JCB-SS360) which is just over a year old. The black backing pad, which is part of the sanding plate, is already quite worn and sanding sheets aren’t having good, uniform contact with it.

I want to replace the pad or the entire plate if need be. I couldn’t find replacement parts online, so I called JCB and was informed that they can’t source replacement pads or plates! (WTH – they make it, why can’t they source it!?) They suggested I try Solent Tools and Tooled-Up, but neither of them can source them either.

Has anyone else replaced a JCB sanding plate or backing pad? The closest thing I can find is a Bosch “replacement backing pad suitable for the Bosch GSS23AE & PSS23A orbital sanders.Part No: 2608000072.” Anyone know if that will work? It looks quite similar from low-quality online pictures, but of course you can’t tell until you see it in person.

I don’t believe in throwing away tools which work or can be used for parts, and on principal always prefer repairing what I have to buying new. Though, if I had enough money I would sell the JCB for someone else to repair and buy a Makita or Milwaukee that I know will last for many years. /sigh/

[As a side note, I’ve since learned that JCB has “licensed its name and image to a line of consumer power tools, manufactured by Alba PLC.” (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JCB_(company)) So, they aren’t even made by JCB. :/ I really hate when manufacturers engage in those kinds of shenanigans and mislead the public. I won’t be buying JCB again.]

Kindly,
Michelle


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#1 posted 01-26-2017 02:29 AM

Any success Michelle in finding a solution?

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 02:00 PM

You might be able to do this yourself.

That 1/2 sheet sander more than likely uses the same material that most 1/4 sheet sanders use. Years ago I replaced the pad on an old Makita sander I had. I went to an “Arts & Craps” store and found some heavy felt-like material that had a cork backing. Cut it to size and used contact cement to adhere it to the plate which I had cleaned off using Goof-off” and acetone.

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