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I recently acquired the Performax 22-44. I guess, from sitting in storage at the manufacturer, the belt has swelled/stretched where it contacts the rollers. These two areas are being sanded when they pass under the drum and it has already worn off the grit on the belt. This is happening when I sand below around .15".

Any solutions for this??

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Is it effecting the movement of your wood under the drum? Mine does the same thing but dont hurt anything.

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Is there no tension adjustment on the belt? I'm assuming you mean the feed belt..?

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1) if they sold this to you as "New" I'd take the belt back and have them replace it. It was sitting with too much tension on it.
2) It's not really a good idea (though most of us do it anyway) to sand that thin. you're best off making a slave board that you can double stick tape your work to to get it the right thickness.


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Mine does this as well, but like Lance says it hasn't really caused any problems. So I haven't worried about it to much.

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Doug you could adjust the tension a bit more but watch the belt tracking. I allways ues an mdf shelf carrier board. I apply srtips of pressure sensitive backed sandpaper on both sides. One keeps the wood from slipping and the other grips the belt to keep the mdf melamine from slipping. I can send a picture if needed.

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The piece doesn't move. The belt is tensioned. I'll tighten the belt a turn or two. I doubt this will do anything because on the flat table where the belt rides, it sits up about 3/8" off the table.

I like the idea of a slave board. I will create one that I can use for sides, top, and bottoms. I will get some MDF and apply some sandpaper on one side.

Bob - I would love a picture. I think I know what your saying, but a picture is worth a thousand words. I appreciate it.

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