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post #1 of 2 Old 09-05-2011, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Performax 16-32 tracking problem

I recently purchased a used Performax 16-32 Drum Sander which included a new uninstalled feed belt. I installed the new belt according to instructions and now can not prevent the belt from tracking to the outboard side of the table. I removed and reversed the belt to check if it would then track to the inboard side of the table. It still tracked to the outboard side. The belt is a factory Performax ireplacement not a generic brand. Only solution I can think of is the belt is fairly stiff and requires time to become flexible or unit does not have the Performax track guide kit. If any one has experienced this problem and/or has a solution I would be grateful for your reply.
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You should be able to adjust the tracking by expanding the platten? on the side the belt is moving. Just open up on the adjustment some more. Watch out for those magnetic guide blocks. Mine fell off while adjusting the tracking and the ceramic piece broke. The store were I bought it would not replace it so I run without them.
Also, if you tear the edge of the drive belt like I did, don't pitch it. I trimmed mine to a clean edge and still use it for normal stock. The only time you need the full width of the belt is when you run wide panels through. I have a new belt if I ever run something through that's wider than 16".
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