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552 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: drum sander lid catch question

Just acquired a new (to me) 16-32 Drum Sander and something seems distinctly wonky (technical term) with the lid catch and I can’t, for the life of me, seem to work out what needs to be adjusted to make it close properly.

This is a picture of the current state and the closed state with the catch on the inside, so to speak.

Could I ask someone with the same machine to post the same picture so I can determine what I am sure is incredibly obvious ?

Thanks
tony

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TMcG

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#1 posted 552 days ago

Pretty please ?

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#2 posted 552 days ago

I have the same machine but it is at my shop & I am not. When I get there I’ll take a look. Mine needs an adjustment because it isn’t holding tight. Must be a kind of weak spot in the design? BTW, have used mine for over two years and am pretty happy. Only complaint really is it is a pain to set the paper in on the end by the motor, even using their tool.

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#3 posted 552 days ago

You must be the only person in the world that owns a Jet 16-32…..??

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#4 posted 552 days ago

I have the 22-44OSC and my latch is similar, just maybe a bit shorter. You have to push in and flex the side of the hood in to get it to drop over the lower housing catch.
I can take some pics if this doesn’t help.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#5 posted 552 days ago

Thanks kajunkraft, that’d be great.

Grandpa, it’s always a timing issue more than anything, I’m sure the gang will jump in when it’s convenient, this is a pretty helpful crew.

tony

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#6 posted 552 days ago

Mine is a Ryobi, I will see if it is the same type of catch. However, I have thought about just taking it off as I run an “eraser” over the belt after every pass. The catch actually makes it a pain.

I have the same issues with the paper on the motor end as mentioned above.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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RetiredCoastie

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#7 posted 552 days ago

Tony I have the same sander you have. As Gary said you push the knob in until the latch clears the saw drum housing and lower the lid and it will catch with the piece on the inside of the frame. Here are pics.

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#8 posted 552 days ago

Thanks RC, so do you end up with a bow in the cover when the clip is engaged ?

Mine ends up bowed to the point where there is a gap that I’m pretty sure will blow dust everywhere

tony

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#9 posted 552 days ago

Seems like you may need to adjust the catch to get it to engage properly.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#10 posted 552 days ago

I have the original 16/32 and yes the cover bows in, and no dust escapes it should be sucked up by your vac or dust collector. You can bend the clip a little to lessen the bow if you like. I use a big shop vac and a Dust Deputy on mine.

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RetiredCoastie

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#11 posted 551 days ago

I have a slight bow but no gap, but as Wdwerker states the dust collector should pull the dust through the top.

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#12 posted 550 days ago

I have the Performax version, and yes, the lid catch is less than sophisticated. But it works okay. I, too hate the clip that’s supposed to hold the end of the paper. Not only is it a pain in the digits, it isn’t very reliable. So I bought a kit from Grizzly for converting to a hook and loop arrangement. I have heard it works out okay. There may be a need to adjust the hold down bars, as the whole assemblage will be thicker. As soon as I need to do some more drum sanding, I’ll install it and report on the result.

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