LumberJocks

belt sander power problems

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by ryanschneider posted 548 days ago 562 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View ryanschneider's profile

ryanschneider

2 posts in 549 days


548 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question sander

I have a 1980s craftman belt sander and i stopped working today. I took it apart ad it is not the power source, trigger, oil, or belt from motor to back wheel.

It looked as if one of the two magnet near the motor had become lose, so I super glued it back on to where it looked liked it had come off.

The sander now works much slower then it should and it looks as if the magnets are sparking/arching electricity

What should I do, is there an easy way to tell how close there magnets need to be, or is it more complicated

thank you
ryan schneider


4 replies so far

View Jimbo4's profile

Jimbo4

1120 posts in 1360 days


#1 posted 548 days ago

Throw it away or, buy another and save the old one for parts – like I did with the same problem.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

View MonteCristo's profile

MonteCristo

2094 posts in 785 days


#2 posted 548 days ago

I basically agree with Druid666. It’s not worth the time or money to fix it. Sad, but we live in a disposable society. Your sander is likely a 3”. Use this as an opportunity to upgrade to a 4” (x 24”).

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

View runswithscissors's profile

runswithscissors

894 posts in 622 days


#3 posted 548 days ago

Have you checked the brushes? If they are the culprit, that’s a cheap, easy fix.

View ryanschneider's profile

ryanschneider

2 posts in 549 days


#4 posted 543 days ago

I want to say it is the brushes. I currently have them in / 0 \ against the motor. Can someone please confirm that they should be – 0 – against the motor with the spring all the way in.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase