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BELT SANDER ADJUSTMENT

HAVE AN OLD 6IN CRAFTSMAN BELT SANDER & I CANNOT KEEP BELT ADJUSTED,AS SOON AS YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT CENTERED IT WILL RUN OFF ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER & DISTROY THE BELT

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The Front Roller may have become Hard and the belt won't hold when you adjust just rough up the roller.

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Try removing the adjustment screws and applying some Teflon thread sealant. That should prevent the screws from turning on their own. Another thing you can do it check the pulleys with calipers and make sure it is still cylindrical. I have seen ones that become worn on one side. Finally, roughly check the belt tension on both sides and make sure they are approximately the same tension.

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