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#1 posted 01-30-2018 05:06 AM

I didn’t have any white oak but used red oak which was 2” thick 6 inches long and 6 inches wide. I used the end grain and after I had the end grain piece down to4 1/2 inches inlength and 3 inches wide I am still having the bouncing. I broke the belt almost immediately as I forgot to take off the table. I then took the table off and kept doing the end grain till I had sanded 1 1/2 inches away. I then put it with the grain and sanded about 2 inches off the side. While it helped as the is less bouncing I am still having some bouncing. It doesn’t seem to make any difference whether I push harder than I normally would whet I was sanding or if I sand it very lightly. When sanded lightly there is less bounce but there is still bounce. I also tried adjusting the table, once I put it back on so that I have about 1/32 of space between the belt and the table as the manual said to have no more than a 1/16.
So I am still stumped. I’m hoping there are some other suggestions as I just bought 4 more Abranet Max Mesh belts and I don’t want to waist them.
Should I continue doing more sanding with the table off and in the horizontal position as it did help?
The belt tracks well and it doesn’t seem to have to much slop in the belt or be to tight.
Thanks for your continued assistance. I’m just completely stumped as to what the problem is and therefore I don’t know what the problem could be or how to eliminate the bounce. 12 bar

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