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Forum topic by doninvegas posted 09-03-2010 12:23 AM 1582 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2010 12:23 AM

Hay all, As some of you might know I pick up a Performax 22-44. and I’m getting it back together. I need to replace the inboard sandpaper retaining clip. I have removed the bad one and it took me forever to get it out of the drum. I asked Jet tech support, when I ordered the new one, if I could replace it without removing the drum. The guy said sure. There is barely room between the drum and the frame to get a finger in much less getting this big clip in and mounted. Was this guy just not knowledgeable about this procedure or am I not see the trick to getting this in? Thanks for any tips from those of you who might have replaced one of these.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 11:10 PM

I could not answer your question but I have a Steel City dual drum sander. My outfeed drum had a bad clip on the trailing end of the drum and it would never hold any paper longer then 2 passes on the wood. I wrapped both drums with hook and loop, and now I do not even use the clip on the trailing edge and never lose my sand paper. It now works like a champ!

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#2 posted 09-03-2010 11:31 PM

Will go look at how mine is connected Don, but I think you are right. It would be almost impossible to work in that space.

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#3 posted 09-04-2010 01:02 AM

Yep, you can. I did it but had to fabricate a bent iron “finger” replacement to do so. Don’t fret, just sleep on it.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#4 posted 09-04-2010 01:15 AM

No matter what I did I couldn’t get that thing in there. I took the drum off and installed the clip. What a bit@h. But it’s all together and I’m sanding. I still have to tweak the tracking a bit but this thing is sweet. $500 and I got a Performax 22-44. Plus $200 in parts. I’m happy!!!!!

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 03:31 PM

I have the Jet 16-32 and I love it, cuts the time in doing the sanding and with the grit I use in it and controlling the feed speed I can sand a whole project and just do slight touch up sanding. Saves a lot of time…. I love it!

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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