I have an old Makita palm sander that I hadn't used in a long time.
When I tried to use it, the sandpaper kept coming loose from the
"clamper" almost immediately after turning it on -- clearly, this
makes the sander useless.
Before I take it all apart or throw it out, any easy fixes for it?
On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:47:39 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm,
I'll bet blueman didn't take out all the slack from tthe paper before
starting it. Either that or he didn't clean the backing so it provided
a tacky rubber backing, preventing the paper from sliding around. I
blow off tools with air (takes dust out of pores, etc.) and will swipe
sander pads with denatured alcohol or lacquer thinner (whatever's
out/closest) before using them. Both dry very quickly.
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