|Forum topic by JesseTutt||posted 426 days ago||1638 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
426 days ago
Three years ago I purchased a bunch of belts for my Ridgid oscillating spindle / belt sander. Recently I have been using them and they keep breaking at the glue / tape line. I stored each belt hanging from a 1” dowel (old broom stick). They have been exposed to Missouri winters in an unheated workshop (0 degree days) and uncooled summers (100+) and sunlight through a west facing window. I purchased them from Woodworkers Supply so I figure they are of reasonable quality. Usually I remove tension from the belt for overnight storage.
I have been sanding the bottoms of scroll sawn figurines flat and then rounding over the edges.
Here are three pictures showing a completely broken belt and one in the process of breaking:
-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri