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Belt sander adjustment

Bought used sander; went to use it and belt slides off sideways, tried to tighten ;but belt still slides off to the side

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  • pbr82 Nov 02, 2008

    I have purchased this same model sander and was also unable to get the belt to stay attached. The tilt adjusting screw did NOT work. I've tried both the original belt that came with the sander and after market belts.

    I've always been pleased with Dewalt prodcuts in the past, but this product isn't worth its salt. Take it back and by another model.

    Anyone who recommends making adjustments to woodworking equipment while its operating has lost their marbles, and likely a thumb as well. Good luck.



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There should be a knob on the front of the sander which adjusts the front roller on the sander. If the belt runs off in the same direction each time try turning the knob as the sander is running and while watching the belt. If turning the knob one direction does not work try turning the other direction. If turning the knob does not have any affect on the way the belt tracks on the sander then you probably have a broken or missing part on the front of the sander. This may require taking the sander to a service center.

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