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    Very Disappointed

    Bought Hitachi SB 8V2 Belt Sander yesterday. Went to use it this morning.



    This is what I am getting. (4th board)
    Used all the adjustments, read the manual etc.

    As you can see it is sanding about 3/4 inch of 3" inch sander paper??

    Do I take it back???????? Got it from Lowes.

    Last edited by Bob Spare; 02-28-2008 at 04:58 PM.

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    Bob, I'd take it back in a New York minute, and take that board with you to show what it's [not] doing. That sander is badly out of adjustment and probably damaged. If you can find a Makita, you might be in better shape.

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    Since I have never seen a belt sander that adjusted anything other than the belt centering, I'm going with take it back. Something must be keeping the rest of the shoe from making contact.
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    Assuming you've checkt the platten for flatness and made sure there is nothing up underneath it that would cause it to bear unevenly on the back of the sandpaper - take it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    ... take it back.
    In a heartbeat... I have little patience for quality equipment that ain't, I work too hard for my money.
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    I would take it back.

    Another thing I see is the sander body (frame) sticks far out past
    the rollers on the both sides of the sander.
    You can't get the sander tight into a corner.
    Last edited by Dave Trask; 02-27-2008 at 08:00 PM.
    Donít have the best tools, don't use the best woods and projects donít always turnout perfeck.
    I just feel the need to work with wood!

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    2 words: Porter Cable.

    Yup, back to Lowe's.
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    Brought it in, to get ready to take it back.

    Found the problem. The bottom motor housing at the heel is holding the sand paper from making full contact, allowing the motor housing to hold the paper away. And it will never will make full contact.

    I could modify it .........on second thought.........Heck......... NO, No, no..........Im retired from machine working.
    Last edited by Bob Spare; 03-03-2008 at 11:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Spare View Post
    I could modify it .........on second thought.........He _ _ double tooth picks NO, No, no..........I'm retired from machine working.

    Good choice, you should never have to modify a new tool to try and get it to work.

    IMO ..it's just a poorly engineered sander.
    Last edited by Dave Trask; 02-28-2008 at 09:51 AM.
    Donít have the best tools, don't use the best woods and projects donít always turnout perfeck.
    I just feel the need to work with wood!

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