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• Well, I hope it s simple and not to dumb. I have a combo belt sander with a 9 wheel on it also....was given to me when I moved to Oregon by a guy just wanting
Message 1 of 7 , Dec 19, 2008
Well, I hope it's simple and not to dumb.
I have a combo belt sander with a 9" wheel on it also....was given to
me when I moved to Oregon by a guy just wanting to get rid of it (took
up room in his garage).

My question.....how do you measure the length for the belt?....is it
the actual circumference of the belt, or the length when laid
flat?....I'm guessing circumference, but don't want to buy something
extra.

best regards,

bud
• Bud, Sanding belts are measured by total length - As if you cut across the belt, and laid it out flat, then measured end to end. Regards, Ray L.
Message 2 of 7 , Dec 19, 2008
Bud,

Sanding belts are measured by total length - As if you cut across the
belt, and laid it out flat, then measured end to end.

Regards,
Ray L.

--- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "Bud" <budguinn@...> wrote:
>
> Well, I hope it's simple and not to dumb.
> I have a combo belt sander with a 9" wheel on it also....was given to
> me when I moved to Oregon by a guy just wanting to get rid of it (took
> up room in his garage).
>
> My question.....how do you measure the length for the belt?....is it
> the actual circumference of the belt, or the length when laid
> flat?....I'm guessing circumference, but don't want to buy something
> extra.
>
> best regards,
>
> bud
>
• ... If you cut the belt and lay it out flat , and it measures 24 long and 4 wide , you need 4x24 . Or a 3 X 21 , or whatever the piece measures . Those two
Message 3 of 7 , Dec 19, 2008
Bud wrote:
> Well, I hope it's simple and not to dumb.
> I have a combo belt sander with a 9" wheel on it also....was given to
> me when I moved to Oregon by a guy just wanting to get rid of it (took
> up room in his garage).
>
> My question.....how do you measure the length for the belt?....is it
> the actual circumference of the belt, or the length when laid
> flat?....I'm guessing circumference, but don't want to buy something
> extra.
>
> best regards,
>
> bud
If you cut the belt and lay it out flat , and it measures 24" long and 4"
wide , you need 4x24 . Or a 3 X 21 , or whatever the piece measures . Those
two are the standard sizes for handheld units , not sure what sizes are
standard for the bench types .
Snag
question
• Hi Bud, If the belt is 6 inches wide it s probably a 48 inch belt. Just measure the circumference as you figured. There is a tension / tracking adjustment.
Message 4 of 7 , Dec 19, 2008
Hi Bud,

If the belt is 6 inches wide it's probably a 48 inch belt. Just measure
the circumference as you figured. There is a tension / tracking adjustment.

Common belt sizes are 24, 36, and 48 inches.

Happy sanding!
Stan

Bud wrote:
> Well, I hope it's simple and not to dumb.
> I have a combo belt sander with a 9" wheel on it also....was given to
> me when I moved to Oregon by a guy just wanting to get rid of it (took
> up room in his garage).
>
> My question.....how do you measure the length for the belt?....is it
> the actual circumference of the belt, or the length when laid
> flat?....I'm guessing circumference, but don't want to buy something
> extra.
>
> best regards,
>
> bud
>
>
>
• Bud, It ll be the total length --- That sounds like it may be the venerable little 1x42 sander with the disc on the side, -- is the belt 1 ? Coarse I think
Message 5 of 7 , Dec 19, 2008
Bud, It'll be the total length ---

That sounds like it may be the venerable little 1x42 sander with the
disc on the side, -- is the belt 1"? Coarse I think there was a Delta
too, that was ---1x30??

I've got the 1x42 and it has to rank in the top tools for useage in my
shop, I love that little cheapo Chinese tool.

--- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "Bud" <budguinn@...> wrote:
>
> Well, I hope it's simple and not to dumb.
> I have a combo belt sander with a 9" wheel on it also....was given to
> me when I moved to Oregon by a guy just wanting to get rid of it (took
> up room in his garage).
>
> My question.....how do you measure the length for the belt?....is it
> the actual circumference of the belt, or the length when laid
> flat?....I'm guessing circumference, but don't want to buy something
> extra.
>
> best regards,
>
> bud
>
• ... It would be the length of the belt if you cut it across the narrow way and laid it out flat like one long piece of sandpaper.
Message 6 of 7 , Dec 19, 2008
--- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "Bud" <budguinn@...> wrote:
>
> Well, I hope it's simple and not to dumb.
> I have a combo belt sander with a 9" wheel on it also....was given to
> me when I moved to Oregon by a guy just wanting to get rid of it (took
> up room in his garage).
>
> My question.....how do you measure the length for the belt?....is it
> the actual circumference of the belt, or the length when laid
> flat?....I'm guessing circumference, but don't want to buy something
> extra.
>
> best regards,
>
> bud
>
It would be the length of the belt if you cut it across the narrow way
and laid it out flat like one long piece of sandpaper.
• Thanks guys, I kinda figured it was the total circumference. This is a sander that is probably 20 years old, or more....I m going to take it apart and clean
Message 7 of 7 , Dec 20, 2008
Thanks guys, I kinda figured it was the total circumference. This is
a sander that is probably 20 years old, or more....I'm going to take
it apart and clean everything, check bearings....etc. Should make a
very nice tool.

best regards,

bud

--- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "Bud" <budguinn@...> wrote:
>
> Well, I hope it's simple and not to dumb.
> I have a combo belt sander with a 9" wheel on it also....was given to
> me when I moved to Oregon by a guy just wanting to get rid of it (took
> up room in his garage).
>
> My question.....how do you measure the length for the belt?....is it
> the actual circumference of the belt, or the length when laid
> flat?....I'm guessing circumference, but don't want to buy something
> extra.
>
> best regards,
>
> bud
>
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