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JustJoe

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671 days ago

I just put a new conveyor belt on my performax 16/32 sander and I’m considering doing the hook and loop conversion. I’ve got two questions:

1. Will the grizzly conversion kit work? It’s for a bigger machine so I know I’d have some excess material to cut off, but I don’t know if it matters that they’re made for a different sized drum, if that would affect the angle they are cut at.

2. Is there a source for pre-cut rolls of hook and loop paper, or at least rolls of uncut but with the lines drawn on the back so I know where to cut?

I still got some room, so let me make it 2-1/2 questions – if the answer to # 1 is no, it won’t work, then is there another source out there for a pre-cut conversion kit that will fit?

thanks
Joe

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#1 posted 671 days ago

Hey, Joe. Why the conversion? If my 22/44 is anything like your 16/32, I can’t imagine hook and loop greatly improving the time it takes to change rolls. And I like that the sand paper sits tightly against the drum with mine. I’d worry about variances in thickness with the softer drum…this might be a misgiving on my part, but I’d be nervous about it.

BTW, the angle of the cut would not change as long as its designed to match your drum’s diameter. For example, mine is 5”, so as long as your drum is 5” you could use the same paper and just cut off the access, matching the original taper on the cut-off side.

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#2 posted 671 days ago

I have trouble getting the regular paper to sit tight. I’ve tried it with and without the little tuck tool, fresh out of the box and “pre-stretched” but I always seem to end up with a few inches at the end that aren’t tight as can be. And that end gets hot, starts burning the wood and then unravels or tears and self-destructs. Even if I catch it before it breaks, it seems like once it’s been put on and clasped, there’s no tightening it.
The current roll is the last of an expensive box that went way too fast. It’s only lasting because I’m not using the 4” towards the back of the machine, but eventually I’ll need to run a wide board through it and will want the full depth.

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JesseTutt

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#3 posted 671 days ago

I use the Hook & Loop sand paper on the Stockroom Supply V-Drum sander. The only thing holding the paper is the Hook & Loop itself. It always seems like the ends keep coming loose during sanding, it does not matter if I am sanding at the edge of the drum or in the middle. I found a comment that said to cut off the pointed ends, that help somewhat but I still get the paper unwinding.

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SASmith

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#4 posted 671 days ago

Here are a few threads on the subject.

Here is where I got my adhesive backed hook. I used the 2” wide stuff and converted two drum sanders and used it on my shop-built v-drum sander too.

It is not hard to figure out the angles needed for your sandpaper. Once you have one cut correctly just keep it as a template for the next time.

I don’t think you would have problems like JesseTutt because you can still tuck the ends into the clips.

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jusfine

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#5 posted 670 days ago

Joe, I was thinking the Cosmicsniper’s answer was pretty much what I would have said – I also have the 22-44.

It could be the sandpaper is a bit too long to be tucked into the clip, I had a similar problem with keeping it tight after a few rotations, but shortening up the length solved that.

Or is the spring behind the clip not keeping it tightly wound on the drum?

All the Best!

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JustJoe

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#6 posted 670 days ago

Thanks! I think the second post in that link answered my first question. And I can pull off the strip that I’ve got on the machine now before I destroy it – then I can use it as a template for cutting out the new stuff.

Joe

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#7 posted 670 days ago

+1 on WHY?

I also have a 22/44, and after the 2nd or 3rd change, it’s really a no-brainer. It’s also not a bad idea to retension the paper after the first pass or two. After gaining some experience, I can change paper in 2-3 minutes.

I’ve heard of some “Ready to Cut” rolls being mis-marked. If you have one of them, it would make the process seem way more difficult than it needs to be.

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