Can someone tell me how do you change the spindle on it?
I took off the top nut and washer - but the rubber spindle does not seem to
Any help is appreciated.
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Oh OK, looks like you will have to figure out how to remove the spindle and
take it to a wire wheel.
I guess that's what your asking; how to remove the spindle?
Unless you could get some type of portable wire wheel in there, or maybe one
of those gasket removing/de-burring wheels on a right angle die grinder.
Sorry about the 3X post, I would not get out of the out-box, so I guess I
sent it 2 more times.
I have this spindle sander myself and haven't had really much problem
changing spindles. I'm not sure if you have the manual or not, but if not
you can download it from ryobi's tool website.
In short, there is a metal spindle and then a rubber spindle, THEN the
sandpaper. You have to remove the nut and washer on top of the
rubber/sandpaper assembly to remove any expansion on the rubber spindle,
which is how the sandpaper is held in place. I do find it a little
difficult at times to get the sandpaper off of the rubber spindle. The
manual actually says to add a little talcum powder before putting the
sandpaper on to ease this. I haven't tried that yet, but might in the
If the previous owner really did glue the paper to the rubber spindle, I'm
not sure how you're going to get it off without ruining the rubber spindle.
What a knucklehead if he/she did that.
Anyway, hope this helps.
Sounds like someone glued it right to the metal spindle shaft. Not the
**********"I picked it up at an auction the other day - some brain surgeon
glue sand paper right to the spindle.
So there was no rubber sleeve."**************
As far as getting the sandpaper off of the rubber spindle, I have also heard
of putting the drum in the freezer for a while, and that will shrink the
rubber drum, allowing easier removal of the sand-paper sleeve.
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