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Forum topic by HickoryHill posted 02-22-2019 11:29 PM 858 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HickoryHill

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02-22-2019 11:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander supermax

Just wanted to share my final take on leveling the tables. The gentleman from Supermax was close, probably got me started in the right direction.

1. Install bracket assembly to base of sander with two large Allen head bolts. Tighten top Allen head bolts until finger tight.
2. Tighten same bolts with Allen wrench until you feel it grab and get harder to turn, but no farther.
3. With table on and all 4 carriage bolts loose. Make sure the table is at it’s lowest position on the carriage bolt slots.
4. Using the pressure of the sander belt, sandwich two 4’ levels (or equal height straight edges) between the sander head and conveyor belt.
5. Using the bottom set screw on the bracket, start adjusting the table up to co-planer with the level. I ended up with maybe a 1/8” gap between the table top and bottom of level. If you can’t get it co-planer, loosen the large top bolt slightly and then adjust the bottom set screw to bring the table closer to co-planer. It only has to be co-planer by eye.
6. Once the table was co-planer I tightened the larger bolts on top, which may adjust your table again. You might have to tweak ever so slightly again using the large bolt and set screw.
7. Once large bolt it tightened and close to co-planer, push table up to touch bottom of level and tighten carriage bolts.
8. Remove levels and fold table down. Lift table back up and lock into position.
9. I put the levels back on, but didn’t sandwich this time. I made final adjustments to the table by loosening the carriage bolts and repositioning as needed (was ever so slight).
10. Folded down table and raised again. (Everything seemed to hold after that).

That seemed to get me there. Like the tech said, their instructions suck. Just toss them in the trash.

Hope that helps!

-- Jim, Michigan


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ScottKaye

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#1 posted 02-23-2019 12:55 AM

Thanks for the tips. My tables have been sitting in the box out in my garage for the past two months! Need to get around to installing the tables! I did install the Wixey DRO, That thing has already been very useful and highly recommended!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#2 posted 03-21-2019 03:24 PM

I just received these tables, too, and am trying to take your approach (I agree, instructing to simply clamp straight edges then tighten the carriage bolts is a more direct approach). The problem I’m running into is that the conveyor bed still sits too high for the tables to be flush or anywhere near it. It does look like there’s a gap under where the conveyor mounts (mine came assembled as it was a demo model), so can I simply lower the conveyor table?

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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HickoryHill

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#3 posted 03-27-2019 12:33 PM



I just received these tables, too, and am trying to take your approach (I agree, instructing to simply clamp straight edges then tighten the carriage bolts is a more direct approach). The problem I m running into is that the conveyor bed still sits too high for the tables to be flush or anywhere near it. It does look like there s a gap under where the conveyor mounts (mine came assembled as it was a demo model), so can I simply lower the conveyor table?

- Dustin

Boy I don’t know. I didn’t have to mess with the conveyor at all. So I have no reference as to what to do there.

-- Jim, Michigan

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Dustin

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#4 posted 03-27-2019 12:55 PM


I just received these tables, too, and am trying to take your approach (I agree, instructing to simply clamp straight edges then tighten the carriage bolts is a more direct approach). The problem I m running into is that the conveyor bed still sits too high for the tables to be flush or anywhere near it. It does look like there s a gap under where the conveyor mounts (mine came assembled as it was a demo model), so can I simply lower the conveyor table?

- Dustin

Boy I don t know. I didn t have to mess with the conveyor at all. So I have no reference as to what to do there.

- HickoryHill

Appreciate the response. I actually messed with the set screws and was shocked at how much a little adjustment raised the tables (kinda think that studying math for my undergrad, I’d understand trig a little better :p ). Unfortunately, I’m working on another issue, where the conveyor table seems bent down on one side. Glad I got the tables, because I never would have noticed without putting a straight edge on it.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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jgt1942

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#5 posted 08-15-2021 02:00 PM

I agree the instructions suck!!
I have a new 19-38 and discovered the large 8mm screw and the 3mm screw work together and it was necessary to discover the balance. I had adjusted the table level with the 3mm screw and then tightened the 8mm screw and noticed that the table was now too high. It was necessary for me to loosen the 8mm screw until it lowered the table. I used a 3’ level to determine when the table was level and then moved the end of the level so it rested on the conveyer belt very near the table I was working on. Then I moved the level back and forth, onto/off the table. I then adjusted the screws, mainly the 8mm but sometimes the 3mm as well, until the level just kissed the table as I move the level back and forth. The 8mm must be snug, if I tighten it too much it would raise the table above the conveyer belt.

-- JohnT

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