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stripit

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01-14-2022 01:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander question sanding

I have Jet JSG- 96 belt sander, and the new belt will not track, it goes to the right. I have turned the adjusting knob both ways but it still goes right. I unlock it before adjusting, I loosen the tension and center the belt then tighten it.
It still goes to the right. What am I missing.

Any suggestions. Thanks.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.


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JackDuren

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#1 posted 01-14-2022 01:44 AM

New machine or just a new belt? Brand belt.

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stripit

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#2 posted 01-14-2022 01:56 AM

New belt, machine is 10 years +.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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#3 posted 01-14-2022 02:58 AM

Never messed with one but my guess is the belt is off. One sure what to find out is get another and try it. It it works then the first belt is messed up. If not possibly the machine. No clue how much them belts cost but maybe try another brand. Also you could run a string around each edge of the belt and see if one side is bigger than the other which would throw off tracking

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#4 posted 01-14-2022 03:24 AM

Reverse the belt?

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#5 posted 01-14-2022 03:29 AM

Wahoo has the only potential fix otherwise I bet the belt was cut/stitched wrong.

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#6 posted 01-14-2022 07:29 PM

I agree with Wahoo, reverse the belt and see if it goes to the left. Most likely a slip up when they spliced the belt.

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#7 posted 01-14-2022 08:23 PM

Yup, reverse it and if it goes the other way return the belt as defective.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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stripit

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#8 posted 01-14-2022 09:38 PM

Hi. I just trried turning the belt around, same result, I tried a defferent belt, no change.
if The wheel dose the adjustment, what is the bolt for???

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 01-14-2022 11:44 PM

The tension and cant adjustments should operate independently. Install the belt, tension, then adjust the cant.

Sorry for saying anything obvious, but one just never knows how familiar people are with their tools unless they have stated so. 8^)

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