I have a buddy who purchased the Laguna 16/32 sander and has a problem
getting the paper inserted correctly on the end - it seems there is some
issue with the clip holding the paper - Laguna tech support hasn't been
helpful at all.
Has anyone experienced this issue - do you know of a fix I could pass along.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I don't know that machine but it sure looks like a Performax inspired one.
On the Performax, one opens the clip with a finger, inserts paper *and then
moves one's finger parallel and clockwise to the drum before releasing the
clip*. If you just insert and release clip, the clip doesn't grab the
If it is like the Performax you need to have a long enough tail on the paper
to go deep down inside the motor side clip. The motor side clip is double
spring loaded. One spring holds the paper while the other spring applies a
constant pull to help keep the paper tight as it expands from heat.
Needless to say, start winding the paper on the left side towards the right,
Make sure he is using the special tool for holding the spring open and
collapsed so that then the tool is removed the clamp grabs and pulls the
paper. The paper should be tight with no slack before removing the tool.
This is pretty much an acquired technique and practice makes perfect.
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