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Re: Air sander Support
You can add different sanding discs to an orbital air sander to ensure that it is properly set up for a huge variety of different jobs. From heavy duty sanding paper for tough jobs through to buffing cloths in order to get a final polished finish at the end of the job. With most orbital air sanders, changing the disc takes just a few seconds, allowing you to get a variety of jobs done a lot quicker.
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I work in a wood working shop and we use orbitals on everything. You still will still sand with nice even strokes with the grain. It leaves a great finish. They are nice, light, and easy to use! They do use a lot of air though, so make sure your air compressor can handle the one you buy. If you compressor is constantly running you might have to take breaks so you do not burn it up. enjoy!
check the exhaust muffler. or just take it off and see what happens.
there is usually an inlet air adjustment on the palm sander itself one of these will correct your sander.
if not, and your air supply is good. put some air oil in it or even a light weight oil will work.
if none of this is the correct action to get it going. its probably toast!
Normally when the air will not drive the tool, it is because 1- the tool is rusted up inside, 2- there is no lubrication of the moving parts - which can be remedied by putting something like WD40 in the inlet with the air switch open, 3- the drive parts are broken or worn out, 4- not enough air volume/pressure to run the sander.
You probably need to spray some lube as above & see if that will get it to work. Also turn the sander part by hand. Rick
# Ensure that sanding belts are not too tight or too loose. Never operate a sanding disk if the paper is loose.
# Use the correct grade of abrasive material for the job.
# Ensure that the distance between a circular sander and the edge of the table is not greater than 1/4 inch.
# Do not push materials against sanders with excessive force.
# Sand only on the downstroke side of a disk sander.
# Do not hold small pieces by hand. Use a jig for pieces that are difficult to hold securely
* Proper match between air compressor and tool ratings.
* Correct fittings that match the tool and air hose.
* Well-maintained air compressor and air hose.
* Correct air pressure adjustment for the tool being used.