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jkm312

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10-31-2020 01:25 AM

I’ve been trying to tune my drum sander up today. Its all cleaned up and running well. New belt! The problem I’m struggling with is when you tightened up the 4 bolts after you level the drum with the table. I don’t have any trouble getting the drum parallel with the platen, but when you snug the 4 bolts up, it moves the drum out of alignment. So far it makes no difference in what order you tighten the bolts. I always end up seeing light under the left end of the drum. I’m out about 12 thou measured with a feeler gauge. I think it should be closer, or am I asking too much? What am I doing wrong?

The only real problem I’ve had is once in a great while the belt will loosen up and move on the right side and I get a double layer of the belt. Ruins the belt and makes a mess out of the stock. I chalk that up to operator error taking too big of a bite.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.


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Loren

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#1 posted 10-31-2020 02:33 AM

yeah. Have you tried shims of beer can? You can get thinner of course but they’re relatively convenient to try out.

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#2 posted 10-31-2020 02:22 PM

Many DSs use the same setup for drum angle and they all seem to drift when tightening 8^(

The shim method is awesome, place a shim under the low end of the table where it bolts to the stand.

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#3 posted 10-31-2020 07:35 PM

That is so simple yet very clever fix Loren.

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

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#4 posted 10-31-2020 11:11 PM

I learned from experience that not just any old beer can will do. It should be a relatively fresh can, still slightly damp and somewhat chilled still. I have been known to change mine out 2 or 3 times in a single day.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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jkm312

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#5 posted 10-31-2020 11:51 PM

Well DUH!

I was so focused on the ONE BOLT that was throwing things all out of line, shimming the table didn’t occur to me! My mind got locked up at the bolt.

Beer can won’t be a problem for long.

Thanks for the help gentlemen.

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CWWoodworking

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#6 posted 11-01-2020 12:03 AM



yeah. Have you tried shims of beer can? You can get thinner of course but they re relatively convenient to try out.

- Loren

If a regular beer is too much, can you use a light?

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jkm312

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#7 posted 11-01-2020 12:25 AM

Light beer, I don’t even let that stuff on the property, let alone drink it.
I’ll mill the regular beer can down a bit if I have to.

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#8 posted 11-01-2020 12:26 AM

If you are experiencing difficulty with regular beer send me the full cans and I will dispose of the contents for you.
Us woodworkers (purely an assumption as you have never built anything) need to stick together just like Titebond III….burp Tee hee.

-- Regards Rob

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jkm312

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#9 posted 11-02-2020 12:45 AM

Loren & splintergroup

Your tip worked like a charm. Put 3 shims under the low corner of the table. It is very close. I’ve got some 20” wide dust panel frames to run thru in the near future. I’ll mic those and see it another shim is warranted.

If I have to take one for the team and drink another beer to get the shim, so be it.

Thank you again for your help gentlemen.

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 11-02-2020 05:12 PM

Good to here! MikeDS actually “clued me in” on this simple solution.

Be sure to make plenty of spare shims! 8^)

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#11 posted 11-03-2020 04:43 AM



.... If I have to take one for the team and drink another beer to get the shim, so be it.

Thank you again for your help gentlemen.
- jkm312


Damn, I took a few for the team… now its 67.35° out of whack…

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

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jkm312

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#12 posted 11-03-2020 02:57 PM


Damn, I took a few for the team… now its 67.35° out of whack…

- LittleBlackDuck

Huh

Well grasshopper, IMHO, you have just proved again, it does not pay to mixed up with cheap booze. I think if you try it again with top shelf brands, like your tools, you will get tighter tolerances. Worked for me!

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#13 posted 11-04-2020 01:20 AM


Well grasshopper, IMHO, you have just proved again, it does not pay to mixed up with cheap booze. I think if you try it again with top shelf brands, like your tools, you will get tighter tolerances. Worked for me!
- jkm312

Thanks jkm... I will file that with Lorens original suggestion in the vino impervious ideas box.

Even with my many foibles this has been a most gratifying suggestion… thanks again L’.

Damn, there should be more of these, but how the hell do we remember them all. There are hundreds (if not thousands) great ideas lurking down in the archives…

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

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