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Forum topic by Peteybadboy posted 05-13-2017 08:07 PM 419 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Peteybadboy

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05-13-2017 08:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander

I bought a used Jet 16-32 plus drum sander about 2 years ago. Recently I got a “gouge” snipe when enter a board when doing a very small turn to lower the drum. I have noticed that in lowering the drum, It wont engage for almost a full turn. Then you feel it engage the screw to lower the drum. Also, I noticed today that the handle (that lowers / Raises) the drum moves when sanding. It moved a 1/4 turn as if I was lowering the drum.

Has anyone experienced something like this? Is there a fix you might know about?

Thanks in advance.

-- Petey


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Paul Stoops

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#1 posted 05-14-2017 12:10 AM

My guess is that the collar located just above the threads on the height adjustment shaft attached to the hand wheel has come loose.
Here are the adjustment instructions from the equipment manual:

Drum Height Control Adjustment

1. Push height adjustment handle downward to set firmly on housing
2. Loosen set screws on collar
3. Slide collar upward against housing so that all vertical free-play of height adjustment screw is eliminated.

An easy method of doing this is to use a block of wood on top of
the motor mount slide and under the collar, while lowering the drum with the height
adjustment handle.

4. Lubricate around washers beneath handle and above collar.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#2 posted 05-15-2017 09:18 PM

Paul,

Thanks a bunch for the information. (and by the way not yelling at me to read the manual). I will give this a go in a few days and let you know how it works.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 05-16-2017 05:42 PM

Paul, You know your Jet 16-32 drum sander! The fix you suggested worked perfect.

Thank you!

-- Petey

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#4 posted 05-16-2017 06:59 PM

Good to read the instruction manual when you encounter a problem. Glad it worked for you.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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