We got a broken delta belt sander. We didn't know what the problem was, but after gathering the right tools and a bit of part searching and ordering, we could get the replacement parts. Then, after few hours of diagnosis and labor, we were able to get the belt sander up and running again!
Here is how we fixed it. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. To be able to get started, you'll need the following tools: - Screw drivers 3 standard sizes. Because the cable was in a good condition, we decided to connect the sander to the power. The motor seamed to have no load; it was spinning but nothing else happened.
We used an screw of the same size from the robotic life tool box. However, we couldn't identify right away which pieces were broken.
Though we were able to identify which pieces were out of place rubber belt and motor axis capwe couldn't take them out. After the unsuccessful attempt to taking the pieces out using the wire, we determined that we needed to move the motor outside its protective cover. To do that, it was necessary to unscrew the disk that rotates over the machine's horizontal axis.
Also, we struggled to understand how the wheel could be taken off. We found that it could be unscrewed from the inside. This allowed us to see that the rubber belt was not fixed properly and that another plastic part motor axis cap was not properly attached to the wheel. Once we took the loose parts out, we identified that the drive belt was shot.
We did an online search for the sander "model number" and "drive belt" or "rubber belt" or "sander replacement parts". However, we didn't find an exact mach with our model. Then, we looked at the "rubber belt" specification numbers and realized that it has a standard specification which can be obtained from various online vendors. Once the rubber belt arrived, we could try it out on the sander - it worked great!
The pulley was a bit loose so we used an old trick and put paper between the motor shaft and the pulley. The pictures below depict the steps for setting up the new belt: 1. New belt. Notice the lack of teeth of the old belt.
Used paper on shaft to increase friction fit. Rubber hammer was used to install the pulley 3. Once the rubber belt was intalled, we were able to rebuild the sander. It worked like a charm!! Ryan, Jerome, Selene, and Ned. Just got mine tuned up and put a new drive belt on there. Everything was working fine until I put the plastic guard and disc plate back on- it became evident that the drive belt was slipping off the gear and cutting into the guard.
Am I to understand that this is similar to the tracking of the sanding belt? In that it's a balancing act to keep the belt in the right place?It's always tricky drilling holes in wooden balls.
You just can't quite get a good grip on them Skip to main content. WOOD magazine rating. Brand: Delta Machinery. Model: Login to Write a Review. Purchase Here. Login to Add to Toolbox. The most powerful and aggressive sander in our test.
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No tools needed to make all routine adjustments, including switching the belt-arm orientation. And, unlike most machines in our test, the held its belt tracking after the switch. Low points: Cast-iron belt arm is heavy, and requires some strength to move from horizontal to vertical. Paint wears off platen and causes belt to bounce against platen. Replacing the belt remedied most of the bouncing. Power takeoff can be used with optional flap sander or pneumatic drum.
Show full review. Detailed Ratings 4. Central Machinery 6 X 48 inch Sanding Machine. For more related content, subscribe to our newsletter! Skil 2-hp Plunge Router.A great all around sander, the DTS is designed for fine sanding small, angular surfaces that are difficult to reach. Both compact and lightweight 2. Step-less variable speed improves working results and the vibration-stop balancing makes your work less tiring.
Technical Data. Sanding stroke. Dust extraction connection dia. Power consumption. Interchangeable sanding pad. Item number: Coarse to fine sanding. Very dusty substrates. Show all. You might also be interested in.Good shape and works great. Delta Rockwell belt sander in very good working condition. Comes with extra belts and disc. Works great. New belts included. I hate to sell but I seldom use and have a small shop.
Delta AS 1" belt and 5" disk sander. I have not used it in many years. I plugged it in and it seems to work fine but could use a little cleaning up. There isn't a belt or disk currently installed.
Email me to check it out. Email me at third at juno. Ready to buy? You must be prepared to pick up. Like new. Delta belt sander. It works great. I'm including some extra belts of various grits.
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It has been stored for over 20 years in a barn. Surface rust. Tables must be sanded. Painted surfaces are fine.
Great tool for the right person. Weighs about a lbs. No power to test the sander where it will be picked up.
Call Ronnie at. Does not have any bits. I have 3 power tools for sale. All work like they should. It is in good condition.BP 18 Li 3. Effortlessly transition from corded to cordless without compromising performance.
Balanced with a unique ergonomic battery for optimum performance and handling. The DTSC provides the same functionality of its corded counterpart but with hybrid power options - use it cordless or corded. The volt Ergo battery provides up to 30 minutes of runtime at full power. Integrated, removable Protector provides protection to abutting surfaces as well as the pad for up close sanding applications.
Power, dust extraction, fine sanding result, minute runtime all combine for ultimate sanding performance. Balanced design and formed, rubberized grip combine for ultimate comfort and control.
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Items included and different models. This tool. Package contents. Comparable product. Show details.Part Number: Part Number: S. Part Number: A Replacing the platen on a belt sander is a straightforward repair, but getting the fasteners back in place can be tricky. Read this video to learn a handy trick to make re-installing the platen easi This video outlines the basics of power tool and appliance electrical diagnosis.
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Continue Shopping Proceed to Checkout. Find Part by Symptom. Won't turn on Sanding belt won't track Sanding belt won't tension. Search within model. Page A. Top Cover. Spring Clip.
Set Screw. Motor Mount. Brush Spring. DC Speed Control. Lock Washer. Wave Washer. Machine Screw. Elevating Screw. Jam Nut. Flanged Hex Nut. Handwheel Assembly.Page of 21 Go. Page 14 - Adjusting miter gageslot parallel with s Quick Links. Table of Contents. For Parts, Service, Warranty or other Assistance.
Heavy duty oscillating bench spindle sander 40 pages. For Parts, Service, Warranty or other Assistance, Page 2: General Safety Rules If you have any questions relative to a particular application, DO NOT use the machine until you have first contacted Delta to determine if it can or should be performed on the product.
This circuit should not be less than 12 wire and should be protected with a 20 Amp time lag fuse. The tilting aluminum table can be mounted for use on either the belt or disc unit. Peel backing from sanding disc and press disc B firmly into position all the way around the sanding plate, as shown in Fig.
Page 10 An alternate method of securing the sander to a supporting surface is to fasten the sander base to a mounting board 18" x 24" minimum size. The diagram, shown in Fig. NOTE: For proper stability, the holes in the mounting board must be countersunk at the bottom so screw heads are flush with bottom surface of the mounting When making this adjustment make sure the belt tension lever A Fig. This distance should be the same. Remove screw A Fig.
Slide tension lever C Fig. Slide new sanding belt over both sanding drums making sure the belt will run in the direction of the arrow located on the inside of the belt. Page Operation Peel off old disc E as shown in Fig. Make sure the disc plate F Fig. Press the new sanding disc firmly into position on disc plate F and replace lower cover and table assembly which were removed in STEPS 2 and 3.
Page Sanding Outside Curves Fig.