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Unfortunatly that sleeve is not available, you will need to purchase a whole new drive wheel. The Drive wheel is $9.66 from DeWalt Service Net. Porter Cable, Delta & DeWalt are all owned by Stanley Black & Decker, you can contact DeWalt Factory Service for all parts. 1-800-4-DeWalt You can order the parts on-line, over the phone or though a local service center. The website is www.dewaltservicenet.com Below is the parts diagram for your sander. The part number for the drive wheel is A16439
http://www.dewaltservicenet.com/Products/DocumentView.aspx?productid=65594&typeId=15450&documentId=34604

Porter Cable... | Answered on May 22, 2013


We have two of these at my work. It becomes very hot to hold after only about 4-5 minutes of running. And I do mean "hot"--hot enough to make the body distinctly uncomfortable to hold, and hot enough for me to worry about soldered connections inside melting. Connecting a dust hose to my 2 1/2" shop vacuum helps cool it a bit, but merely enough to double the run time to about 8-10 minutes. Then I set this sander aside and let it cool down for about 15 minutes before using it again. Yes it is known to get hot

Porter Cable... | Answered on May 30, 2011


I also have a PC Model 136 belt sander. Although I don't do a lot of woodworking, it has proved to be a workhorse when I needed it. I don't have a problem with breaking belts - the last ones I bought at OSH. The problem that has developed with mine is getting the belt alignment adjusted, after a belt change, to not run against the sander body. A little banging (with my hand) will correct the problem. I have serviced it to free up the fulcrum, but it still jams most of the time. This doesn't address your problem, but it is good to hear of someone else who appreciates the fine older tools. Just a further thought - the newer belts I have purchased are bi-directional, e.g., they will run either way. I know that the older belts had to run one way and running them backward could - almost surely would - cause them to break. I won't insult your intelligence to suggest that that might be your problem.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Oct 16, 2020


The brushes are not replaceable - it is an entire motor assembly.
1) remove the 2 screws holding the top handle on
2) remove the 2 screws on the top of the housing (front either side of switch)
3) remove single screw holding cord hook (rear side of housing)
4) remove small torx screw in the shaker handle and remove the handle
Flip over and using a screwdriver begin to pry the top cover off the housing (easiest to get the front side off first)

Porter Cable... | Answered on Feb 02, 2019


any word on type of nailer?

Porter Cable... | Answered on Oct 24, 2018


first you need to remove the tank and get rid of the rust with a rust kill agent, vinga or chemical type with corrosive converter, then liquid paint the inside of the tank, swilling the paint inside and leave to drip out. then find a high pressure line filter, these are a solid filter and put in line. to stop this happening again to the tank you can also put a drop valve in place and when not in use press to release the air inside as this is what rusts the tank. but after the restoration it should be fine without a filter.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018


I suggest that you make sure that there is no air he tool so, remove the air supply. Then if you remove the cover from the nose (Making sure that you also take out all the unused nails first) it should allow access to the front nose plate. If you remove this, it will allow you to carefully remove the nail. While you're at it, check that the driver blade tip doesn't have any burring or damage to it. If so, you might need to fettle it back into shape or, replace it?

Porter Cable... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017


take it back for a warranty exchange
make sure that the voltage listed on the machine is the same as used in the house

Porter Cable... | Answered on Sep 02, 2017

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