Help needed. Clip broke on ryobi drum sander wds1600

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by applewood posted 113 days ago 342 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View applewood's profile


3 posts in 566 days

113 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question sander clamp sanding

I have a ryobi drum sander which i received for free from a friend. It was a great sander! But a year ago the clip to hold the paper broke and i found the parts on however here i am a year later with no clips. I have tried to replace the clips with Velcro but it does not work very well. Has anyone out there had a similar issue and found a solution to the problem? I have tried looking for a sander online but this model is discontinued and i have not found a used one for sale. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks

2 replies so far

View Tom Huntley's profile

Tom Huntley

48 posts in 1739 days

#1 posted 37 days ago

I have the same sander, and also have two clips on backorder with Did you disassemble your sander? I took the bolts off that hold the bearings in place, and cannot get them to break free of the drum shaft. If they’re a press fit, I’m probably going to have to make a custom puller (ugh!) My clip is still working, but I notice the hinge pin is getting loose, so it’s only a matter of time before mine goes. From what I can tell, I’m one of the lucky ones so far… when it works, it’s a terrific sander!

-- Tom Huntley - Rochester Hills, Michigan

View gfadvm's profile


9540 posts in 1190 days

#2 posted 37 days ago

That fiber reinforced strapping tape will work to hold your paper on until a clip is found.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase