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#1 posted 01-20-2018 10:47 AM

It’s bouncing because it’s not sliding across the surface to sand. Mesh belts are “grabby” when they are brand new…suggest you remove the table or fence, lay the belt down so you are sanding horizontal and take a nice size piece of some kind of hardwood, oak maybe maple and lay it flat on the running belt as if you were face sanding the whole board. Scrub it back and forth to help “break in” and put a little time on the mesh belt. You will have to really hang on to it so it sands instead of just bouncing. This should help it to not be so grabby on the wood. Don’t scrub on it too long or you will just wear out the new belt.

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