|Forum topic by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 07-02-2013 08:22 PM||2941 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-02-2013 08:22 PM
I feel like a total dummy resorting to posting this, but I just bought the Rigid EB 44242 and I cannot get the sandpaper tight on the spindle drums.
The belt works great. Got it all aligned, etc. Great.
But, I cannot get the paper tight enough on any of the drums so that they will sand, even with me just holding the sandpaper with my fingers…...... no load…......... the drum turns, but the paper just doesn’t grab.
I swapped out the paper that came with the machine and tried the Diablo tubes that I bought for future use.
I am used to the drill press drums with the nut on top to tighten and squeeze the drum out to “grab” the paper.
I have read and re-read the manual. I have read on-line manuals. No solutions.
I added a washer to the one called for on top of the drum thinking that might let the knob tighten down a little. No go.
I even grabbed sandpaper (on the drum) with channel lock pliers and hand-tightened as much as I could, Nothing. (The knob loosened very easily, so no harm done…....... I didn’t over do that.)
I couldn’t find any reference to loose paper here on LJ’s…......... so here I am.
Any suggestions????....... (solutions would be better lol)