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Workshop operational tips. #20: Having trouble drumming up tension?

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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 05-31-2020 09:22 PM 298 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boys and Girls,

A lot of people seem to have trouble getting the roll of sandpaper holding on their drumsander and start contemplating turning to the dark side of hook and loop conversion.

Before you bite the bullet, try the following first. Ensure the paper is wrapped tightly on the drum. The paper doesn’t have to abut between turns/wraps.

To stop the end from slipping out, bend it over itself before you manouver it into the tensioning clip.

The sandpaper face on both sides inhibits slip

Seat it fully down the tension clip.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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oldrivers

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#1 posted 05-31-2020 09:28 PM

I don’t have problems getting new paper keeping it on without ripping off after a few minuets run time is different story.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 05-31-2020 09:37 PM

Thanks for the TIP.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Al Breit

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#3 posted 05-31-2020 11:25 PM

The clamp on the side by the motor is always tough to get in and clamped. A few cuss words every time not the easiest clamping mechanism they could have come up with.

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 05-31-2020 11:30 PM


... A few cuss words every time not the easiest clamping mechanism they could have come up with.
- Al Breit

Just a few AB? I’m glad to be an ex Hungarian… I believe we have one of the better range of cuss words in the world… I’ve exhausted the list many times.
My Jet has a gizmo that’s supposed to make maneuvering of the latch/clip easier… bullshit… however, I haven’t had any issues since adopting this turnover trick… at least nowhere as many!

Why don’t they Just “mirror” the mechanism right to left. Any manufacturer working on that concept could make a killing…

Hint, hint for any budding inventors out there.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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sras

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#5 posted 06-01-2020 02:44 AM

Thanks for the hint! Now—- how do I remember to do this months from now…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 06-01-2020 04:28 AM


Thanks for the hint! Now—- how do I remember to do this months from now…
- sras

Stick some sandpaper in your jocks and leave it there… you won’t forget… guaranteed.

Seriously, your best friend is a texta (sharpie)... don’t write on your forehead (unless you can read backwards) as it will eventually wash off… write it on the end of the drum, the right (literally) end and not on the roll.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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