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Task Force Belt Sander

My Task Force 1" belt sander has quit. I suspect it could be the bearings. Anybody got any ideas on where I can get parts for it or what can be done to possibly repair it?
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It's belt drive - does it run without the sanding belt moving?

It's a very low-end tool and not worth much effort to fix.
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Thanks. Sorry I'm just now seeing your reply. Lol. Yes, I realize it's a low-end tool. And, I have had to purchase another one. Nonetheless, the skinflint in me just had to know if this tool could be repaired instead just being tossed. I appreciate your reply.
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"Quit" is a pretty broad term.

Define "quit", and we may be able to assist.

Many different scenarios from bad switch, to toasted brushes, to bad bearings....
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I'm sorry, MEP1. I forgot to answer your question. Yes, the sander would run without the sanding belt moving. I just thought it might need a bearing replaced.
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Well, you're right. The motor runs, but the belt stopped moving.
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Well, you're right. The motor runs, but the belt stopped moving.
Do the rollers turn freely?

Does the pulley turn when the motor runs?
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The roller on the motor that powers the machine works. The one in the back does not work, and that roller and its bearing are all one unit. I believe I need a new bearing. The pulley for that roller doesn't turn.
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Pull it apart and check the components, if it is a ceased bearing probably an easy fix, get the numbers off it and a supplier will match it up.

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Pull it apart and check the components, if it is a ceased bearing probably an easy fix, get the numbers off it and a supplier will match it up.
Thanks, FrankC. I opened it up and examined it. That's why I believe I need a new bearing. However, I haven't been able to find the one I need. I thought I had found one with Grizzly; ordered it; but, it doesn't fit my machine. I called and finally got hold of Task Force. They can't tell what to sell me, because they need a model number. My machine has a serial number, but no model number is displayed on it. Also, the owner's manual is nowhere to be found. I can take and upload a picture to show you, if you need to see it.
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Thanks, FrankC. I opened it up and examined it. That's why I believe I need a new bearing. However, I haven't been able to find the one I need. I thought I had found one with Grizzly; ordered it; but, it doesn't fit my machine. I called and finally got hold of Task Force. They can't tell what to sell me, because they need a model number. My machine has a serial number, but no model number is displayed on it. Also, the owner's manual is nowhere to be found. I can take and upload a picture to show you, if you need to see it.
Take the roller, and bearing to any good bearing supply house, they can source the bearings typically. Otherwise look for identification markings on the bearings, typically 4 numbers sometimes followed by letters. Most often they are on the seal of the bearing.

I suspect skateboard wheel bearings are going to be pretty close...

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-ba...arings/=z2em4z

I have a little Delta 1" sander, is it similar?

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/del...512_13719.html

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Yes, your Delta sander is probably similar to my Task Force. Skateboard wheel is worth considering. Thank you so much for the websites. I'm going to look at these and try to find what I need. Great advice and resources! Thanks, again.
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All you need is the number on the bearing, this explains it:
http://sawdustmaking.com/Bearings/bearings.html

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