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SPT Belt Sander rehab guide?

#258868 by P89DC » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:27 am

My 30 year old belt sander (6x48) idler wheel is really sluggish. All I have is the factory manual. Not much in there. I'd like to lubricate the bushings. Is there a thread on overhauling the belt sander?

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1986 510, jointer, bandsaw, belt sander, scroll saw, jigsaw and lots of accessories. Shopsmith woodworking bench too!

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Re: SPT Belt Sander rehab guide?

#258871 by rpd » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:29 am

JPG made a really good thread on reassembly. http://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/maintenance-and-repair-f10/reassembling-a-belt-sander-6x48-t8179-s20.html

And there is the Sawdust Session video. http://www.shopsmithacademy.com/SS_Archives/SS112/SS112_Belt_Sander_Tuneup.htm

There is another thread on rebuilding the idler drum, but I am off to work, someone else will find it. :)

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Ron Dyck
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10ER #23430, 10ER #84609, 10ER #94987,two SS A-34 jigsaws for 10ER.
1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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Re: SPT Belt Sander rehab guide?

#258877 by P89DC » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:12 pm

Thanks! I made the mistake of using the the Forum search function and got almost nothing. Google works better!

Any tips for lubing the idler bushing without dis-assembly?

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1986 510, jointer, bandsaw, belt sander, scroll saw, jigsaw and lots of accessories. Shopsmith woodworking bench too!

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Re: SPT Belt Sander rehab guide?

#258889 by rpd » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:36 am

I don't have a belt sander, yet, so no personal experience. I have read that the old grease mixes with sawdust and hardens, which makes it stiffen up.

Here are a couple of more posts on the subject by Bill Mayo, who was a master on this type of problem.

on greasing the drum
http://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17652&p=204389&hilit=grease#p204387

and more helpful tips in this thread.
http://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/maintenance-and-repair-f10/belt-sander-t16688.html

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Ron Dyck
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10ER #23430, 10ER #84609, 10ER #94987,two SS A-34 jigsaws for 10ER.
1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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Re: SPT Belt Sander rehab guide?

#258926 by P89DC » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:23 pm

After looking into the situation it appears I have to disassemble the frame to get to the idler drum. Uggg, here I go! I'll look at adding a zerk fitting to provide a lubrication path that doesn't require disassembly....

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