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1" belt sander/grinder drive wheel

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Rob Holm, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Rob Holm

    Rob Holm New Member

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    Hey guys,

    So, I have this old Rockwell sander/grinder (31-910) but unfortunately, the drive wheel has broken. Anyone know where I could get a new wheel, or where I could get a cheap replacement for the whole unit?

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  2. Rob Holm

    Rob Holm New Member

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    Oops, my bad. Just looked at this again, it's not the drive wheel. I believe it's an idler.
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Depending on the size of it, I read somewhere about using skateboard wheels. They should stand up to the wear.
     
  4. Rob Holm

    Rob Holm New Member

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    Hmm, interesting idea.
     
  5. Jordan

    Jordan New Member

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    Hi Rob, I own the same sander, and the rubberyPlastic just fell apart and degraded over time. I scraped all of the 3 wheels clean, and only wrapped the Top wheel with electrical tape to give it some softness. That solution worked only marginally. My next thought was to use mesh-foamy tape, sorta like the stuff they use for in the kitchen aisle at the hardware store, it goes under things you don't want to slip, like a small rug. Let me know what you end up doing and we can trade tips on this machine.
    For the hollow grinding I've done, I simply switched over to the 6" bench grinder and a plant mister spray bottle to keep it cooled.
    Jordan
     

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