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  • #16
    Re: Oscillating Spindle Sander will not oscillate

    just make sure you get the LLW then you can work it to death and get a new one when (or if) it finally dies. justdon't let a "freind" use it like i did. he couldn't fathom a left handed thread. so now i have to
    a) find the thread on the spindle, and
    b) buy a die to cut the treads, and
    c) chase new threads down the spindle.
    anyone know the threads on the spindle?
    peace.
    m
    Last edited by mcgtr; 11-26-2008, 03:25 PM. Reason: spacing

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    • #17
      Re: Oscillating Spindle Sander will not oscillate

      Originally posted by justforgetit View Post
      I had to take mine apart as mine would not oscillate either. It seems when I pulled the 2" spindle off to use the 1/2" spindle I pulled a part out of it place. I took it apart and saw what it was and put it back together and it is working fine now. I have a question , does Rigid make a portable oscillating spindle sander ? I have a Porter Cable one at work that I use all the time but I thought I would see if Rigid makes one. Thank Rich
      How did you remove the top cover?

      I see only about 2-3 hex heads in a small cluster at the opposite top end of the drive shaft.

      I hope the manual covers it...

      Thanks for the help...
      Have FUN! Joe ... www.woodworkstuff.net ..... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showg...0&ppuser=1389/

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      • #18
        Re: Oscillating Spindle Sander will not oscillate

        I fixed it!

        See here for details:

        http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10902
        Have FUN! Joe ... www.woodworkstuff.net ..... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showg...0&ppuser=1389/

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        • #19
          Re: Oscillating Spindle Sander will not oscillate

          The Delta B.O.S.S. (bench oscillating splinder sander) posted above is top notched. I have owned it for 8 years now. Solid build, no plastic. When I flip the switch, no vibrations, just a nice quiet hum. Never had it bog down on me yet (1 1/2" poplar, alder, ash & mahogany). I use the largest drum to sand out pits left by my router on guitar bodies. For the cut away, tight curves on guitars I use a smaller spindle. Basically use it to get rid of machine marks & get me really close to final sihape. I block sand the bodies to final shape.

          I have the cheap bench top delta belt sander/disc sander. It's noisy, tracks funny, loud and bogs down when you feed it to much (quite often). I'd use it more, if I built a jig/table large enough for guitar bodies & it helped keep it squared. I use it for rough shaping... after a guitar body comes out the band saw. It helps lighten the load on my router bits so they don't have to work so hard. I'm probally upgrade in the future, but I honestly don't use this type of sander that often.

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          • #20
            Re: Oscillating Spindle Sander will not oscillate

            I forgot to mention...

            I have the Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander.

            Works great... Now!

            Thank you all for the Help!
            Have FUN! Joe ... www.woodworkstuff.net ..... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showg...0&ppuser=1389/

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