Help! Belt sander is not sanding flat!
I bought a second hand, 4" handheld belt sander and it doesn't sand flat. Only the middle area of about 1" in width sands the plane of a flat surface. Even when I press down on the sander, there isn't much improvement. Does this just mean that I need a new belt? Or, is it a feature on the sander itself to flatten and "bulge" the surface of the belt intentionally? Or is it a more serious issue that needs replacement?
I don't want to return it to the guy, who I purchased from via Craigslist, as it's a bit far away and he recently lost a job so I ended up buying a few things from him to help him out while buying the tools I needed.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Tempus Fugit; 10-09-2015 at 08:19 PM.