Question about Jet Tools & Hardware - Others

Open Question

I have a Powermatic RB-37 sander. The belt has quit tracking. The air lines are all connected. There is air going through the jet eye but it will not track the belt back the other way.

Posted by on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
rowdy45176
  • 2176 Answers

SOURCE: The belts on my Makita 9304 belt sander are wearing unevenly

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

Ad
efs_perpends
  • 1996 Answers

SOURCE: Porter Cable 352V belt sander eats belts

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

  • 104 Answers

SOURCE: Belt sander-belt coming off in use.

Have you tried adjusting the tracking slightly to the opposite side to which the belt comes off this has worked for me on my Bosch

Posted on May 23, 2009

  • 384 Answers

SOURCE: Tool Shop Belt sander - can't align belt tracks to thee inside

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

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: The Belt of my craftsman 3x21 sander slowly moves off track.

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1632 open end belt sander where should the platter bar be located in relationship to the belt rollers


I have a delta sander sa180 that won't turn when the switch is turn on. The motor hums but won't turn.

Feb 06, 2014 | Powermatic Model 1632 Open End Belt Sander

1 Answer

How do I change the contact roller on wide belt sander


Stuart, give us a call here at Sanders Unlimited and ask for Chris. We specialize in widebelt sander repair on most brands. Id be happy to help you over the phone. 763-263-9844.

Apr 06, 2013 | Powermatic WB-37 37" Wide Belt Sander...

1 Answer

Sanding belt seems loose and sometimes gets stuck riding where the vacuum sucks the dust from is there a way to make it tighter without lowering the bottom adjustment for where the belt meets the wood?


  1. Check and make sure you have correct air pressure and that air pressure is adjusted correctly
  2. Check that the air valve is on
  3. check that the lock screw is tight
  4. check and adjust the belt tracking and oscillation
  5. Check the platen graphite strip and felt pad for wear
  6. The Manual for this unit can be downloaded HERE

Jun 27, 2011 | Powermatic 1790837 WB-37 37" Wide Belt...

1 Answer

WB-37 tracking


Has the "crowning " on the drive roller been worn away . That is the slight barrel shape of the roller . It is that which keeps the belt tracking so I would look at that first.
als try the tension as any trace of belt slip will cause the belt to de track.

Jun 01, 2010 | Powermatic WB-37 37" Wide Belt Sander...

1 Answer

After installing new belt, on Porter Belt Sander 352VS #6 the belt drifts of to one side until it comes completely off. How do I stop this?


There is a tracking adjustment knob on the side of the sander--adjust one way or the other until it tracks properly. This is something that will change by itself as the sander is being used--check periodically.

Feb 13, 2010 | Porter Cable 362 12 Amp 4 Inch By 24 Inch...

1 Answer

Bosch 3 x 21 Belt Sander


Remove the dust bag and unplug sander for now. Everywhere you see an access hole (fan area, dust port, back of sander blow thru the tool to remove lodged dust that clogged the system, Also look for broken belt pieces in the back of sander. Then while running (remove belt) blow again thru all the ports to try and reomve as much contamination as possible. When finished you can feel to see if air coming from dust bag port, it not you still have a clog that might need more work. If I have clarified your request would you please rate this response accordingly and thank you.

Sep 10, 2009 | Bosch 1274DVS 3" x 21" Belt Sander

1 Answer

From cleaning the sand paper with rubber cleaning mat. has caused the feed rollers to become caked up with that rubber from the cleaning pad


Try blowing it off with compressed air. If that won't do it, you may be able to take off the belt, and actually use the eraser to erase the drums.
Failing that, I would explore denatured alcohol and a rag or brush.
Best to blow the rubber away before it has a chance to get caked on...but you already know that now.
Hope this helps!

Mar 25, 2009 | Powermatic WB-37 37" Wide Belt Sander...

2 Answers

Belt won't stay on belt sander


Check first that you have retensioned the belt... i.e. when you removed the other belt, you would have had to pull on a spring-loaded lever to remove the belt tension before you added the new one... make sure the tension lever is flipped back in to ensure the new belt is tensioned...

Next, and the likely problem you are having, is belt tracking... There should be an adjustment knob up near the front of the sander near the front roller, either on top of the front part of the sander, or to the side near the front roller... When you turn this knob, it makes the belt track either left or right over the sander's base. This knob will allow your belt to run square and true and not spin off to one side...You need to adjust the tracking using this knob while the belt sander is running and with the new belt tensioned and in place, so turn the sander upside down, and power it on with one hand, then turn the knob with the other hand whichever way is needed to have the belt track square and in the middle of the rollers. Make small adjustments on the tracking knob to begin with. They can be sensitive at times.

That should stop your belt spinning off to one side.

Mar 18, 2009 | Black & Decker Tools & Hardware - Others

1 Answer

Sander kick out


I cant find anything on the powermatic tool that you listed, but is this something recent? Look at the nameplate on the machine and if it a large unit it would probably say around 15-20 amps but to start the unit sometimes it pulls more than the listed rating and could be causing your problem. Check the outlet that you have it plugged into, is there anything else online with this that would draw a lot of current when starting e.g. freezer. If you can provide me with some more data I will check other floor sanders and see what I can come up with.

Feb 05, 2009 | Powermatic Tools & Hardware - Others

Not finding what you are looking for?
Tools & Hardware - Others Logo

Related Topics:

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jet Tools & Hardware - Others Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

34724 Answers

Rick Ursell
Rick Ursell

Level 1 Expert

10 Answers

Are you a Jet Tool and Hardware - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...