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Forum topic by toolie posted 02-19-2018 06:34 PM 1345 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2018 06:34 PM

I’ve searched the forum and any tips which might provide assitance elude me. The sander performs very well when roughing down end grain cutting boards using 80 grit paper. The stumbling block is changing the paper when the strip wears out. The left side is no issue as its accessible. It takes over an hour to get the the pre-cut roll into the clip inside the drum on the right side of the unit when facing the machine from the operator’s position given its relative inaccessibility due to the location of the mechanism which provides for adjusting the drum’s height.

Does anyone have any tips that make it reasonably easy to determine how much to press on the spring loaded clip inside the right side of the drum so the tapered end of the paper slips easily into the drum slit and is successfully retained by the clipping mechanism?

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#1 posted 02-20-2018 05:05 AM

Velcro is one solution.

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#2 posted 02-20-2018 11:07 PM

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#3 posted 02-26-2018 02:00 PM

Warren – How does your modification address the stretching of the belts as they are used? My understanding is that its the stretching that makes the hard to reach spring clips necessary.

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