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applewood

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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 ereplacementparts.com 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


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#1 posted 37 days ago

I have the same sander, and also have two clips on backorder with ereplacementparts.com. 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

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#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

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