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Belt sander

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by geraldthehamster, 4 Jul 2018.

  1. geraldthehamster

    geraldthehamster

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    I have a Makita belt sander (no idea of the model number, as any print or labels have long worn off). It's stopped blowing dust into the bag. The bag inflates with air but the dust comes out around the belt, onto the work.

    I've had the plastic cover off, that incorporates the tube that the bag fixes to, and that is clear.

    Can anyone suggest a solution, other than just pointing an airline into it from all directions?
     
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    The air line idea sounds like a good one, but check the holes in the sole plate are clear.
    John :)
     
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    Apologies, read the post too fast! Check the duct at the back of the machine for blockages, then take the plastic side cover off. Use an air line if you can to blast the dust away.
    John :)
     
  5. geraldthehamster

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    Done all that apart from the air line, so air line it is. Not that I have an air line, but my neighbour does
     
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