I hate to come around only when I have a question, but I confess I haven't even
been lurking I've been so swamped.
Now, the question....
Didn't I see once upon time here mention of an alternative conveyor belt for the
Performax? I did a Google search on the group and I've searched the web, but I
didn't turn up anything.
My problem is that many times I use my thickness sander to take woods down from
4mm to 2.2mm (.090) sometimes even less. After the material passes through, the
drum skins the conveyor and in very short time they are too slick to pull the
workpiece through. I tried making the conveyor really snug, but that didn't
help at all. I can't just lift the drum or I risk making a mistake on the next
pass. Some of my guitar builder buddies make carrier boards that ride on the
belt and the piece to be sanded gets passed through on top of the boards, but
frankly a day of lifting a 5/8' baltic ply workboard 18x22 is more than I can
do! I have worn out three conveyor belts now, and I'm about through the fourth.
Other than running a piece of garbage wood on the heels of the piece I'm working
on, I'm out of ideas. Have you heard of an alternative conveyor or did I dream
that? Does anyone know of a way to renew these things?
Thanks for listening,
Kathy Wingert Guitars