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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??

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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.

Posted on May 19, 2011


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How do I change the paper?

I'm not familiar with that particular model, but they are virtually all replaced the same way. There are a few screws through the pad into the base. Simply remove them and screw the new pad on. You'll see that it's quite simple once you get the new pad in your hands.
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Sander has 2 slotted rotating rollers one on each end the paper gets fed in as you rotate roller, which will grasp paper and hold, feed/wind roller with slotted screwdriver till paper secure. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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I have a Black & Decker sander, model # 7447 and am having problems changing the sand paper.

The 7447 does not have a release lever. To change the belt, you must release tension of the rollers by pushing the front roller straight back until you hear it click and lock in position to change paper. Remove old paper and replace with new paper. Make sure if new paper has directional arrows to install properly.
Now you must release the front roller to put tension on paper. To do this push the front roller from the side that has the adjustment screw. This will release the front roller and allow it to go back into position. Be careful as it pops back quickly and with some force.
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My 5 inch random orbital Sander: the self stick sanding disk will not stay on it. Can you tell me the trick to making them stay on sander? Thank you!

If your disks have a "furry" bottom you have to have something like velco stuck on the base of the sander. The velco is slf sticking and you get it at the hardware store. Good luck.

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