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Old 01-16-2018, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hi. I recently purchased a used EZ8 with expandable drum. It seems to have done a reasonable sanding job on a test floor with one issue-edge belt wear. I looked at the user manual but that issue is not addressed. So I came here to ask if there is something I am doing(running too close to the toe kick) or ? could be causing this.
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:43 PM   #2
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Ok, I got it figured out. I did the level adjustment by turning the adjustment bolt 1/2 turn CCW which caused the paper to grab a little more on the right side(opposite belt) of the sander and thus pushed the paper a little more to the left, thus centering the paper. Now it does not eat the paper on the right edge.

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Hi. I recently purchased a used EZ8 with expandable drum. It seems to have done a reasonable sanding job on a test floor with one issue-edge belt wear. I looked at the user manual but that issue is not addressed. So I came here to ask if there is something I am doing(running too close to the toe kick) or ? could be causing this.
3 things

Paper was not properly fitted even on the drum. Unlikely.

Hit a nail or other protrusion. Possible.

Drum has damage or uneven wear that causes the belt to travel across the drum under pressure. Probable on a use machine.

The drum should be even without rounding at the edges. Problem 2 leads to problem three when there is a cut in the paper, the the drum is run anyway by an inexperienced operator rounding the outside edge leading to travel in the paper.

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3 things

Paper was not properly fitted even on the drum. Unlikely.

Hit a nail or other protrusion. Possible.

Drum has damage or uneven wear that causes the belt to travel across the drum under pressure. Probable on a use machine.

The drum should be even without rounding at the edges. Problem 2 leads to problem three when there is a cut in the paper, the the drum is run anyway by an inexperienced operator rounding the outside edge leading to travel in the paper.

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Spacehair: Thanks for the reply. The drum has some uneven wear on the edges. Besides hitting nails and so on, what are some specific actions newbies do to the edges of the drum to wear faster than the middle?
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Spacehair: Thanks for the reply. The drum has some uneven wear on the edges. Besides hitting nails and so on, what are some specific actions newbies do to the edges of the drum to wear faster than the middle?
You can buy brand new drum for 350$. If your tools are getting used regularly it will pay for itself. Paper will work better and last longer. You'll get a true 6 inch cut vs maybe 4 on and old football shaped drum.

But if you're really serious about floors you'll get a 220v belt sander and powerdrive or a trio.

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Spairhair:
Thanks for reply. Yes, will get a new drum and eventually move up to 220V system if jobs warrant it, but don't look forward to transporting something I will have trouble carrying.
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Thanks for reply. Yes, will get a new drum and eventually move up to 220V system if jobs warrant it, but don't look forward to transporting something I will have trouble carrying.
You take the 220s apart. The motor is 80lbs and the chassis 120.



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