Question about Jet Tools & Hardware - Others
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check the wear plate on the bottom and also check the front roller for being out of round is where I would start. Let me know if doesnt help
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
I've never had any particular problems with norton belts. All belts will require some adjustment as they wear in,however.
Try this: Put a new belt on, turn the sander upside down and rest it on the front handle. Get a good grip on the rear handle and turn it on while you use your other hand to turn the tracking adjustment. Just center the belt on the drum. I don't know what the manual tells you to do, but that's what matters, that the belt rides across the platen without hanging out loose in space or running up against the housing of the machine. If it does ride in against the housing, and you don't track it away, eventually you'll have a groove worn right through the side of the machine.
If you try this, and it still doesn't work, make sure the drums are secure and look right. Is it possible the machine was dropped and the drum bent? If so, parts will have to be replaced.
The only other cause I can imagine is that there is some kind of something jammed inside the housing that is protruding into the belt pathway that they're getting caught on, but that seems unlikely. Check anyway. Look with a flashlight.
There are better belts available than Norton, but they should work.
Some belts have an arrow on the inside of the belt indicating the direction of travel. Make sure if yours does, that you put it on that way. I try to install them so the joint will tend to ride up over the work instead of the work tending to want to tear the joint apart, but this is not always obvious, depending on the mfr.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
The problem is that you have not set the adjustment properly. Back off the adjustment screws,slide on the belt and center it over both rollers, addust a little at a time both screws, after belt begins to tighten up stop adjusting. Turn the power switch on for about 1 second. Is the belt tracking? Adjust as necessary. Try the power again for longer and longer periods untill belt tracks in the center of the rollers. Tighten nuts to keep adjustment screws from backing out.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
There is a leveling (screw/knob) on the side of the belt sander. Turn it up and the belt will drift in one direction. Turn it downward and the belt will drift in the opposite direction. play with this leveling screw/knob until you reach a good balance and the belt will stop drifting.
Posted on Nov 02, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 06, 2014 | Powermatic Model 1632 Open End Belt Sander
Apr 06, 2013 | Powermatic WB-37 37" Wide Belt Sander...
Oct 23, 2010 | Delta 31 - 255X X5 18'' x 36'' Drum Sander
Jun 01, 2010 | Powermatic WB-37 37" Wide Belt Sander...
Feb 13, 2010 | Porter Cable 362 12 Amp 4 Inch By 24 Inch...
Sep 10, 2009 | Bosch 1274DVS 3" x 21" Belt Sander
Mar 25, 2009 | Powermatic WB-37 37" Wide Belt Sander...
Mar 18, 2009 | Black & Decker Tools & Hardware - Others
Feb 05, 2009 | Powermatic Tools & Hardware - Others
110 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: