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post #1 of 10 Old 01-23-2018, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Vintage Craftsman Dual-Motion Sander Parts

Does anyone know where I could find the rubber posts for my old sander. The metal clips that secure the platen to the sander have separated and I need to replace or fix them somehow. Is it possible to glue or epoxy them back together.
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-23-2018, 10:01 AM
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Can you post a photo?

I have several of those sanders and some spare parts. If I knew exactly what you needed, maybe I could help out. If I recall, the rubber was "bonded" to the metal and glue would not work. When I get a chance, I'll look in the spare parts box to see what I do have.
I DO remember that thing vibrated like crazy and would put your hand to sleep, so using it was not pleasant. I bought a few off Ebay and that's how I ended up with several.......

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Thanks for the reply. Let me know if you have parts. I can relate to your hand falling asleep. If I remember they do a good job and this one is a hand me down so I'd like to get it fixed if possible.
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Mine are a bit different

My sanders are the "Professional' model and are taller and have a dust port. The rubber towers don't have an indentation in the tops AND two of them are sheared off. Sorry.

It may be worth a try adhering them on with crazy glue or other adhesive, but the vibration is pretty extreme, and the durometer of the rubber has probably changed over the years and has lost it's elasticity.... I donno?
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Thanks, It doesn't look like I'm going to find new ones so maybe I'll try some epoxy.
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First check McMaster Carr for rubber standoffs. You might get lucky and find one the same size.

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Here's the problem ....

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Thanks, It doesn't look like I'm going to find new ones so maybe I'll try some epoxy.
The rubber posts are bonded to the metal plate and have no mechanical fasteners to secure them. New posts won't really help since they would have to be adhered to the plate, just like the original ones.
A search on "how to bond rubber to metal" may show some methods we haven't considered. There's is so much new technology for adhesives, glues and epoxy these days it's had to keep up with it all....aerospace, automotive, and all.

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Would it be possible to remove the posts, drill 4 holes through the plate, and secure new posts with screws/bolts?

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I don't think so.....

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Would it be possible to remove the posts, drill 4 holes through the plate, and secure new posts with screws/bolts?
If you could see the amount of oscillation when the sander is in use, you'd see that a fixed mount won't work. The same thing happened to my sander which was also a hand me down/inheritence from from my Dad, one which I purchased for him as a gift many years before. I ended up on Ebay and purchased some used units in fairly good shape. I still say the darn thing vibrates so much you can't use for extended periods. There is a Milwaukee 1/2 sheet sander, now discontinued, which has less vibration. They are very scarce because they last for ever. I put mine away in storage until this thread came around and I may see how they work when the shop gets warmer. I could put them all on a shelf to display them, but I'm all out of shelf space.....

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Thanks for the replies. I tried gluing with construction adhesive using a q-tip to apply and then some mild clamping. So far so good. I used it to sand a couple of small table tops for my daughter last night. I don't have the screw -in handle but would like to have one if anyone has one they no longer need. It's nice to see other people that would rather try and keep this old stuff working instead of heading to Mr. Big Box for a new one.
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