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 Post subject: Delta 12" disc sander
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Found a 12" delta disc sander at a garage sale. Needs to be restored but going to clean it up for now and put it to work. What is a good place to buy 12" disc sand paper?


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Hundreds of places for sand paper...that's going to be a nice machine.

If you need advice on restoration let me know. That stand alone is valuable because of the bugle bolts holding it together.
Bearings are a bit of a pain but not impossible.

I've polished the ends of those bolts and they look great with new paint on the stand!

Jay


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 3:51 pm 
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Jay,
Might be a fall project for restoration
The bearings sound good and it turn forever when you turn it off.
Biggest challenge is were to put it in garage.


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:45 pm 
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Jacob Nothstine wrote:
What is a good place to buy 12" disc sand paper?

I've bought some 9" discs & 1" X 42" belts from this e-bay seller, They look to be good quality & I got enough to get free shipping.
http://stores.ebay.com/SCHWAIGER-WOODWORKS/Abrasives-/_i.html?_fsub=4411535015&_sid=735372375&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Doug


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:59 pm 
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Funny thing though....when they run forever after you turn them off that's actually a sign that the bearings are out of grease and there's very little resistance in the bearing cage. That's not true of course for a 36" bandsaw wheel, but for motors it's generally a sign that the bearings are going to start squealing soon.

Bearings are easy and cheap so better now while you've got it apart.

Jay


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Can I lube the back bearing, if I take this brass cap off?


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:39 pm 
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"Can I lube the back bearing, if I take this brass cap off?" he asks.

I don't know, ever since I got exposed to Kryptonite the last time, it's hard for me to see stuff like that. Why don't you take the cap off and see?

More seriously, if that is a cast-iron wheel, it will have a huge flywheel effect and will spin for a long time and is not necessarily a sign that bearings are bad or dry.

Lastly, why post this on Off-topic? Looks like a woodworking machine to me. And a nice one. Good haul.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 7:20 pm 
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That brass cap just covers up the end of the shaft. They produce that motor with a double shaft that sticks through that hole so all you'll see in there is the end of the shaft. One of the reasons I like the old Craftsman motors is because you can clean the bearings with solvent repack them without taking the motor apart. But they made mostly 1/2 and 3/4hp motors. Once in a while you'll see a 2hp one.

There is a lot of momentum in that disk, but you can really tell if you spin it by hand how long it takes to stop. My rule is that if I'm going to take it apart for cleaning and painting, then you may as well do bearings for $8.

And yes, that's a really nice sander and will remove stock faster than you can say oops.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:22 pm 
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Wishful thinking on my part. Have rebuilt a couple craftsman motors they are easy.
Was thinking it would have had a shaft condom covering the other shaft.
Thanks Jay i didn't want to remove the cap was afraid I would damage it.
Hope to clean the disc this weekend and fine it a place in the garage.


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