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Ridgid Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle sander

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I just received my RIDGID OSC Edge belt/Spindle Sander and I noticed when I installed the spindle sandpaper it is very loose and I used the supplied parts with the sander. When I went to tighten it all down I use all my strength to tighten the top finger bolt that holds down the drum. But as I sand wood the drum sandpaper keeps sliding up.. Has anyone else seen this problem? And what did you do about it. Thanks.. Sorry to ask a stupid question.

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Did you use a wrench to tighten the nut on top of the spindle?

EDIT: OOPS! I forgot that model uses a knob. I guess I am no help. I used a new one out of the box and it worked just fine.

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I don't have that specific machine but I do have a Grizzly oscillating spindle sander and the tubes tend to move up and down on the spindle of it unless I really smoke the knob down tight

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just confirming the right pieces for the size . . . they do make it less than uncomplicated.....

the Rigid uses different size washers under the knob for different diameter spindles.
if the washer is too small, it does not compress the spindle rubber enough to tighten the paper roll.
if the washer is too big, it does not compress the spindle rubber enough to tighten paper roll.

the right size washer will compress thus 'squeeze out' the diameter of the rubber spindle 'just right' to grip the paper size. at least that how it works here . . .

the 1/2" spindle has special considerations / bits / pieces. over 1/2" is same procedure, different sizes tho.

I suppose super-humidity could cause the sandpaper roll to get too big...?
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Might be a dumb question, but did you play with the knob on the right? It should be marked with a "+" and "-" sign, and is for adjusting the vertical orientation of that cylinder. If you adjust it one way, the belt will start sliding up, and the other way, the belt will start sliding down. It might take a bit of finesse to get it to the point where it stays put when you're sanding something.

Nevermind, I just realized you're talking about the cylinder shaped spindles and not the belt. On mine, the smallest one had the same problem as your experiencing. I ended up "shimming" it with some thin paper and it worked fine.
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If using the correct size washer doesn't help, try a different brand sanding sleeve. You could also try placing your existing sleeve in the freezer for awhile but that would probably be a temporary fix.
I have the same sander. Made this flip top stand for it.
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If using the correct size washer doesn't help, try a different brand sanding sleeve. You could also try placing your existing sleeve in the freezer for awhile but that would probably be a temporary fix.
I have the same sander. Made this flip top stand for it.
Really nice stand.. I have some other drum sandpaper so I'll give it a shot. The rubber just doesn't seem to hold the drums that came with sander very well.. I used the correct washer and I have a really strong grip so I know the knob is good and tight.. What comes with the sander is some low grade sandpaper anyway..


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I think in reviews I read about the sander there were others who experienced that same problem. If I remember correctly it was improperly sized sleeves. Different ones fixed the issue.
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If using the correct size washer doesn't help, try a different brand sanding sleeve. You could also try placing your existing sleeve in the freezer for awhile but that would probably be a temporary fix.

I have the same sander. Made this flip top stand for it.


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Hi All,
I just received my RIDGID OSC Edge belt/Spindle Sander and I noticed when I installed the spindle sandpaper it is very loose and I used the supplied parts with the sander. When I went to tighten it all down I use all my strength to tighten the top finger bolt that holds down the drum. But as I sand wood the drum sandpaper keeps sliding up.. Has anyone else seen this problem? And what did you do about it. Thanks.. Sorry to ask a stupid question.

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i have the same unit use the washers that are about the same size as the sleve and tighen up never had a problum i hold the sleve and tighen up nut another thing loosen the nut that you use to hold down sleves and sander belt if not it will get so tight that you will not be able to get loose even with pipe wrench that is the only thing that happen to mine when that happen i took it back and got a new unit
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I have the same machine. Found that if I don't tighten the top knob really tight the sleeves tend to slip. When it's tight the rubber inserts expand a bit - sorta like old style thermos caps.
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I like it ok. At work we have a Grizzly 6 x 89 Edge sander, so it's kind of unfair to make the comparison ... But I find myself doing it anyway. I sometimes wish I had more spindle height and more power. I purchased it mainly for sanding bandsaw boxes and find its height is limiting, especially with the smaller spindles where the nut actually interferes with anything over about 3 3/4".
But, it's handy enough for so many things I haven't decided to ditch it just yet.

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Yep, I was more looking to see if it's just me or that it was a common problem. I believe its just the cheap drum paper they provide with the sander. I'm using a different brand of Drum sandpaper and good to go.. Not to bad the only gripe I have was the drum sandpaper.. I think once it warms up over here the rubber will be able to expand more and hold even better. Thank you all for your inputs.


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I heard of a mod done by another bandsaw box maker. He had a longer nut made up which allows him to use 6" tall sanding sleeves. He purchased additional rubber drums and cut the length to add on to the existing drums extending them to the 6". Doesn't help with the power issue but I think it might be worth a try. Fwiw
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Hi All,
I just received my RIDGID OSC Edge belt/Spindle Sander and I noticed when I installed the spindle sandpaper it is very loose and I used the supplied parts with the sander. When I went to tighten it all down I use all my strength to tighten the top finger bolt that holds down the drum. But as I sand wood the drum sandpaper keeps sliding up.. Has anyone else seen this problem? And what did you do about it. Thanks.. Sorry to ask a stupid question.

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Mike
Mike, if you tighten that knob very tight it will not come off. They have had trouble with that.

Don in Murfreesboro, TN.
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Mike, I have no experience with a sander such as yours, but I do have a Grizzly OSS. It has washers for each size spindle that are sized to match the diameter of the spindle plus paper. This holds the paper on mine. Whenever I get in a hurry & forget the washer the paper quickly rises to remind me that the hurrier I go the behinder I get.


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