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How do I secure a piece of sandpaper on the dewalt orbit palm sander?

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I think your model holds the paper with glue that is on the sand paper.Just take apart the back cover of the sand paper to expose the glue.

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Palm sander


The answer "Go to Dewaltservicenet" can be confusing - the actual site is servicenet.dewalt.com and even then, entering your part to get to manual can be infuriating. This is the link for the current model which, for all intents and purposes, is the same. The link to the helpful page is: http://www.dewalt.com/tools/woodworking-sanders-orbital-sanders-d26441k.aspx . You'll get a pop-up box with a dropdown that has a few numbers, nothing else. Just click on "1" and ignore language that indicates that this model has more than one - it does not. After you click on "1", the pop-up disappears that you're on the d/l page. Downloads are in the upper right corner. You want "Instruction Manual".You should get to this page: http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Parts/Browse#6229 but may not, it's very glitchy. On this page, you'll want to make sure "Sanders" is on the left and "sheet" is on the right. If you try to get the Manual from the DW411 page, a blank page will open. Make sure your pop-up blocker is off or that you allow dewalt.com. The instructions for the d26441k are identical to the dw411 - same technique for loading sanding sheets, same rods, etc. I've uploaded the d26441k page manual .pdf so that should help. It's easy to get lost on the Dewalt site while trying to find somthing so simple. :)

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May 24, 2014 | Dewalt DW411 quarter - sheet palm grip...

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Velcro pad that the sandpaper is fixed to has come off the plate. What's the best glue to use to re-stick the pad with?


You may try a two part epoxy, or gorilla glue. Let dry for a day or two. Sometimes 3m spray adhesive also works. Let tack before sticking together though.

Oct 19, 2012 | Dewalt DW 411 HAND PALM SANDER

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What type of sandpaper do I use on a dewalt dw421?


this sander appears to use the hook and loop system, you can download an instruction manual by going to dewaltservicenet.com and typing in your model number.

Jan 04, 2012 | Dewalt DW421 5'' orbital sander

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When I use the sander, the velco-like thing underneath the paper gets chewed up looking. It's 2 days old, so whats wrong??


When using this kind of sander you have to let the machine do the work, meaning if you press on it things like that happen, if you aren't doing that then possibly too thin and cheap sandpaper attached.

May 17, 2011 | Dewalt DW421 5'' orbital sander

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Sandpaper keeps coming off while sanding. Why and how can I remedy situation. I was thinking about replacing rubber cover on clamp.


I switched it to a new pad and the sandpaper is still flying off :( I just don't get it the paper is not even half used up. my sander is the hook and loop velcro one ugh its driving me nuts I have to keep buying more sandpaper when the sandpaper is not even worn out! BTW Mines a dewalt hook and loop random orbit sander

Jan 03, 2011 | Bosch 1297DK 14 Sheet Palm Sander Kit

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DW411 Can I put a velcro pad on this sander so I don't have to fumble around trying to get sand paper on it


Dewalt is not going to make an accessory for you to do so, since that sander was designed to use 1/4 sheet sandpaper, and therefore takes standard paper clamped in place. You could make your own base for the sander out of thin plywood or some other suitable material, covered perhaps with a laminate or rubber surface, that would accept PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) sandpaper, which you can buy in rolls appropriately sized for your sander. Or you can try some kind of after-market conversion kit such as this one (See also here, etc.)
If you really want a hook and loop base on your sander, I recommend you bite the bullet and simply purchase a random orbital sander with a H&L pad. Then you'll of course have to buy the perforated paper discs to go with it....
But you'll easily be able to change grits, and the performance and quality of your sanding will improve.
You might check the reviews in various woodworking magazines before you make a purchase, just so you know what you're likely to get for your money. There's a vast array of machines made, and the quality varies accordingly, and depends to some extent on your budget and intended use.
Good luck!

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 just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Dec 20, 2010 | Dewalt DW411 quarter - sheet palm grip...

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Dewalt d26451 type 1 random orbital sander. why does this sander jump around on the material and feel like it's fighting me all the time instead of sanding smooth and easy?


I have the same problem with a Porter Cable orbital sander I recently purchased. Whats happening is the sander is catching the edge of the board you're trying to sand and jerking back and forth as the sander base spins. It seems that if the board your're sanding is at least as wide as the sander base, the problem goes away, which does little good because there will be many times I we'll need to sand wood that is less in size. But you may try using a lesser grit sandpaper and see if that alleviates the problem somewhat.

Aug 10, 2010 | Dewalt Heavy - Duty 5" Random Orbit Sander...

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No sanding action and motor just buzzes


It will probably be the shaft from the motor to the orbital cam which is on the flat plate that you connect the sandpaper to , either the shaft or the bottom cam is broken [probably the shaft has snapped ] you can do a cheap repair with a good glue to reconnect the shaft [but you wont be able to push too hard again] or if you can get the parts just replace the shaft into the motor . they are really simple things to work on

Mar 30, 2009 | Dewalt D26441 Heavy Duty 2.4 Amp 1/4 Sheet...

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How many Types of Sanders?


Belt sanders: Belt sanders are useful for removing large quantities of wood stock quickly. They are generally used for rough sanding before fine finishing with a smaller sander. Palm sanders: Palm sanders are ultra-portable and useful for finishing small projects. Orbit sanders: Orbit sanders are usually more heavy-duty than palm sanders and appropriate for larger projects.

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