|Forum topic by MStaples||posted 06-05-2011 10:10 PM||1646 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-05-2011 10:10 PM
I have a new Delta 31-120 disc sander and it seems to have too much runout (.01” at the edge of the 12” disc.) Without any experience in this area, I’d appreciate general advice as too whether this is unacceptable runout (beyond the measured value, it’s enough runout that I can see it by eye which makes me think it’s excessive).
I’d like to remove the disc and make sure it’s mated squarely to the spindle (is that the right term?) by checking for grit or paint, but before I go cranking on the hex bolt that secures the disc at its center, I hope someone with experience doing this can tell me which way to turn the bolt to loosen the disc. There is nothing in the manual about doing this so I fielded this question to Delta on-line, but got no response.
In general for a tool of this type, can you say that if the disc rotates counter-clockwise (as the Delta disc does), that the bolt holding it should be rotated counter-clockwise to loosen the disc?
Thanks very much,