Drum sander table skipping / locked

ISSUE or REQUEST:

Affected Tool or Resource: Drum Sander

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Drum sander table is unable to move again. If there’s a part we can order or something to fix it more permanently, let me know.

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Will look at it tomorrow night.

All better now. This has happened before. The belt mechanism is a little on the cheap side, and it seems that one of the four posts gets stuck, and the belt starts skipping. The idler pulleys underneath aren’t actually pulleys at all – they don’t turn. Possibly we could machine up four new ones with bearings that would turn. Could help.

But for now, be kind on that crank, and don’t crank it up or down too fast when you’re setting the initial table height.

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