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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 03-16-2012 03:11 PM 989 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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03-16-2012 03:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: porter cable ros sander disc

Five Porter Cable Quicksand 332s. One is different.

Nope. Not the Khaki one. It’s one of the others.

I have purchased two of these new and have picked up several since on the ‘bay. They are durable and dependable and repairable.

One, however, upon plugging it in, ran faster. Smoother, too, a really sweet motor sound. But alas, it was devilishly hard to control, often leaving scars that had to be resanded carefully. I couldn’t figure out why it sounded so good and sanded so bad!

I read all the fine print, and four are Type II and one, the culprit, is a Type I.

Here’s the question: Did PC rush these to market only to find that the motor ran too well to do a good job?
Did they then find a way to reduce the rpms with little retooling, change the label to say “Type II” and keep the assembly line chuffing along?

What’s your interpretation?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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Bill White

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 03:27 PM

Does the poorly sanding unit have the orbit control band attached? Have ya taken the pad off to check?
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Bertha

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 03:38 PM

Far left is the duckling?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 03:41 PM

There is a pad brake in at least some sanders of that style. It’s
a rubbery/plasticky replaceable ring that gets worn in use…
when it gets mashed enough the sander starts to run faster.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 06:00 PM

Loren, the foam pad is a dust seal. Lee, I’m going with a worn or stretched braking ring(the clearish rubber belt, directly under the pad. You also might check that the silver pulley that the brake band goes around is not spinning.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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Lee Barker

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 02:26 PM

I depadified the Type 1 and a sample Type II:

What have we here?

Kindly,

Lee

(note: the gray goop in the shroud on the right is epoxy repairing a serious crack. It’s been working a year.)

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 03:17 PM

Well it sure doesn’t have the brake mechanism. Must be just an orbital rather than a ROS.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Lee Barker

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 03:34 PM

It just gets curiouser.

The pad rotates freely and if you grasp it, you can make it move eccentrically, just like the Type II.

The label reads, “Model 332 Random Orbit Sander.”

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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