Being that I am getting older, and doing less repair in my home, I
purchased a dremel rotary tool, for all the small repairs and things I can
do. Great item. It can do anything, and I have found many uses for it. It
has become my all around, handy item.
There is just one thing I do not understand.
I purchased from home depot the model 698 meag accessary kit.
I have tried most of the accessories out and they work fine. but in
the instructions they give instructions for replacing the sanding bands on
the drum sander attatchmend. Parts 408, and 407.
They say to loosen the screw, slip on the sanding band and then
tighten the screw. They even give a photo.
I do not understand this. The sanding bands slip on without any
screw adjustment. And I do not understand what the screw is for.
I understand how the cutoff disks need to be attached using the
screw, but this is puzzling me.
Much regards Jerry
Tightening the screw compresses the rubber drum causing the sides to
bulge out. This will grip the sanding band so that it doesn't stall
when you apply it to the article you are sanding and let the rubber
drum spin uselessly.
you put the sanding bands on to the rubber piece and then you tighten
the screw and the rubber barrel shaped object then is squeezed and
expands sideways and this holds the sanding band onto the rubber barrel
shaped object... if you dont tighten the screw down the sanding band
will not be tight and fly off...... pretty simple once you do it......
hope this helps.
oh, forgot, make sure you use safety glasses.. when i was a kid, like
early 20's i had a small dremel tool and the cut off wheels would fly by
me when the break... no problem.. i never got hit... then about 15 yrs.
later i was cutting a bolt on an old lawnmower and the dremel tool cut
off wheel broke and my right eye caught 12 pieces of the broken emery
wheel... doctor plucked it out one piece at a time. i was lucky, no
internal damage to the eyeball, just the outside later was cut and the
broken wheel did not penetrate the eye ball.... i never use any type of
took now that can cause eye injuries without the safety googles......
they only cost a couple of bucks....
Thanks. I always wear protective lenses. For everything.
Even painting. My kids used to make fund of me until one day a five gallon
bucket of paint fell off of a ladder, unto our heads, and they got paint in
their eyes, and I had no problem, except the cleanup of a bucket of paint.
Now they wear goggles also.
Heck, I even wear goggles when vacuuming my work area. I
guess I am getting old. LOL
Much regards Jerry
I have the opposite problem. I can't get a used up band back off even with
the screw completely loose. I always wind up tearing them or cutting them
off. They seem to stick to the rubber. Any suggestions?
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Are these off-brand bands, or rubber bits?
Try removing the screw entirely, sliding it off the mandrell, and pushing
it out with a pencil end.
You'r not grinding anything odd with them?
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