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Have craftsman 4 inch motorized belt and disk sander. Drive belt seems to be burned out (slipping and smoking.) How do you remove over to drive belt? how do you replace drive belt? what size is replacement belt?

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  • dsperfect Jan 01, 2011

    please confirm the model # of the sander. The newest model is 21514 but this model has a drive shaft, not a belt drive.

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18 inch is the biggest I seen however I couln't find your model number. Here is a site tell you evertthing You need to know.
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/

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