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Forum topic by Karda posted 02-24-2017 12:32 AM 427 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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02-24-2017 12:32 AM

Hi, I just bought this sander to sharpen turning tools when i get may lathe, http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-x-36-inch-belt-6-inch-disc-sander-97181.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiMTAwMDQwMDIiLCJza3UiOiI5NzE4MSIsImlzIjoiNTkuOTkiLCJwcm9kdWN0X2lk%0D%0AIjoiMzY5OSJ9%0D%0A&utm_source=internal&utm_campaign=2217vA&utm_medium=homepage&cid=hptest2

I wnat to build the sharpening system horizontalmike reviewed, however I am having problems with the assembly could somebody help. the instructions are worthless. The sanding wheel will only go partway onto the shaft.


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#1 posted 02-24-2017 12:42 AM

I’m guessing you mean the sanding disk backing plate? Have you made sure the set screw is backed out enough and you are putting it on so the set screw rides over the flat on the shaft?

As for sharpening with it… Capt. Eddie has a couple good videos, one with that same sander:
# 122A belt sander sharpening

And here is his $2 sharpening jig:
two dollar sharpening jig.avi

I made a similar slightly modified jig for use with a belt sander out of a scrap 2×4 which works great. Single facet grinds first time every time, and it only takes a few seconds per tool:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Karda

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 01:10 AM

the shaft hole on the backing plate is clear no burrs no set screw but it will not go on all the way, it will sart but that is all. I don’t want to force it. I looked at the first video but I can’t hear the second one

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 01:25 AM

Betcha there is a small burr where the set screw was drilled/tapped… it doesn’t take much and many times you can’t see them. I’d take a round file, or even some sandpaper wrapped around a dowel and carefully ream out the bore a bit just to make sure. Don’t get too aggressive though! Then try turning it on the shaft as you are installing it… it should spin without a set screw in there, and the flat spot on the shaft will help remove/smooth any remaining burr. Otherwise, I’m out of suggestions :(

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 01:37 AM

ok I’ll try that, the jig is simple, does it work with all gouges

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