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Archive for December 3rd, 2011

Belt Sander Disk Tightening

As part of making that PCB, the sanding disk on the side of Mr Belt Sander made a lot more noise than usual; it’s hard to tell, because I wear 30+ dB ear muffs. Turns out that the setscrew had worked loose enough to let the disk walk outward, chewing up the plastic dust collector cover and the aluminum table:

Belt sander disk dust catcher

Belt sander disk dust catcher

The setscrew gouged the shaft enough to prevent the disk from sliding off the shaft, which was probably a Good Thing, but that also meant I had to jam a big flat-blade screwdriver inside the guts of the dust guard and twist to pry the disk off:

Belt sander disk shaft

Belt sander disk shaft

A touch of the file on the shaft, a bit of cleanup inside the disk hole, a dab of Loctite, and it’s all good again.

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