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doninvegas

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03-09-2014 12:02 AM

Last year I bought the Ridged oscillating belt/spindle sander. Haven’t used all that much but I needed to this week and the sand paper sleeves are too lose on the rubber spindles. They will spin and go up and down but when I apply the slightest bit of pressure to the paper stops. The spindle still moves but no the paper. This is the sleeves that can with the sander. There isn’t anything in the manual that tells me how to tighten up the paper. It’s seems the sleeves are a little over sized since there isn’t an adjustment to make. Am I missing something or do I need to get sleeves that actually fit right? If so where would I get the proper sleeves that fit?
Thanks,

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."


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Greg In Maryland

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 12:05 AM

Do you have the top washer installed and screwed down tightly? Without the washer, or the washer the incorrect size, the sleeves will spin.

Greg

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doninvegas

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 12:11 AM

Yes I do. Correct washer, good and tight. The sleeve doesn’t only stop going up and down but stops spinning.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 12:22 AM

Did it work OK the last time you used it?

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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doninvegas

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 12:32 AM

I only sued the largest sleeve and worked fine. This is the first time I have used the smaller sizes,

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 12:50 AM

I believe there is also a washer that goes below the sleeve also.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 12:51 AM

Ok, I was wondering if maybe the rubber sleeves had shrunk from the cold,,,,,,,,,,,but I see you are in Vegas, so thats probably not the reason. LOL. Maybe you can add a second washer to see if you can get just a tad more spreading as you tighten it up?

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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doninvegas

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#7 posted 03-09-2014 12:57 AM

Could be the weather. We get down into the mid 30’s at night in the winter. But it’s been only down to around 50 lately.
Bruce, the manual doesn’t say anything about a washer on the bottom.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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hoosier0311

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#8 posted 03-09-2014 01:09 AM

Look on the bottom of the big sleeve It may have stuck there when you pulled it off. There does need to be something at the bottom to hold while the top washer smashes out the rubber piece.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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JFred

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#9 posted 03-09-2014 01:16 AM

I agree with hoosier on the washer part, smashing the rubber down to apply pressure on the sanding sleeve. Did you try to put the largest sleeve back on to see if it works again, if it dosen’t work maybe a belt or o-ring belt came off underneath the machine …..... just a thought

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doninvegas

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#10 posted 03-09-2014 01:18 AM

I’ll check the bottom of the big sleeve, thanks.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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doninvegas

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#11 posted 03-09-2014 01:22 AM

Just checked. Nothing stuck to the bottom of any of the sleeves.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#12 posted 03-09-2014 01:44 AM

I have this unit and have not had a problem with this. Perhaps the rubber has dried out (shrunk). Are you using the original sleeves? A call to Ridgid may help.

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#13 posted 03-09-2014 01:57 AM

Don, There should be a washer above and below the sleeve so it will expand as you tighten the nut.

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

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doninvegas

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#14 posted 03-09-2014 02:04 AM

If that is the case then I’ll have to go buy another set of washers ‘cause the machine only came with the one set.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#15 posted 03-09-2014 02:16 AM

mine does the same thing, it is about 5 years old though. I never had a second set of washers for the bottom either. I got it to work by just adding one or two extra 1/4” on top of the supplied washer to help tighten it up. for the smallest sleave (no rubber tube) I wrap some masking tape around the metal spindle, don’t overdo it or you may need to cut the tube off.

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