Well I checked on my Porter Cable belt sander tonight and it appears that
parts are no longer available for it. I need a new drive wheel (roller?) as
the rubber is hard as a rock and that causes the belt to slip. The pad needs
some work as well. I suppose I should keep it as an emergency spare. I
hate to toss the thing but I can't even find out when it was made. Any ideas
when the PC 136 was made? I can't even find a belt for it.
Can't really answer the question(s), but can commiserate as I have a
couple old B&D 3x24's (mine and the one inherited from Dad) that are
great old machines but parts no longer available....can't bring myself
to actually throw them out, either, but can't justify cost to have the
needed gears made custom.
What size belt does your PC need?
My suggestion: Declare a victory, mount it on the wall as a
conversation piece, and go buy a nice shiny new one. Your alternatives
are to buy another used one and cannabalize or have parts made for it.
Another one may be impossible to find and having parts made is expen$ive.
I might just do that. I will put it on the shelf next to the 1942-43 3/8
B&D drill I have. The drill looks like it was made of some surplus tank
parts. That drill reminds me of a time when men were real men and work was
Here is an example of real men doing real work.
thanks god those days are gone.
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