|Forum topic by Castlewerks||posted 01-17-2011 06:28 PM||2341 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-17-2011 06:28 PM
I know that there are a lot of you out there with a Jet 22-44 drum sander and I’m hoping that you can answer a stupid question…. the 80 grit roll that is installed in the machine is 3-1/8” and there are a lot of you that buy non-pre-cut 3” or 4” rolls from other sources. If you are using a different size roll, how do you calculate the length to cut and the slope of the angle to cut?
If for example you stick with a slope of 15-3/4” as they recommend, start wrapping, mark the spot where the paper overlaps the drum on the opposite end and cut the same taper, the angle is correct in terms of aligning to the side of the drum, BUT the taper doesn’t line up with the fastening clips….that seems to be the trick. So it would seem that you need a combination of the right length and the right taper angles to attach into the clips properly. Unless I’m missing something which is very possible :-)
Also, does anyone prefer a 4” paper over a 3” paper? Is one less like to loosen/ slip on the drum vs. another?
Thanks in advance—
-- -Michael ( http://www.castlewerks.com ) Groton, MA