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Discussion for the Delta SA180 Type 1 Belt/Disc Sander
I purchased a used SA180 sander from the Sun City Texas Woodworkers club. They purchased a new SA180. The belt on the one I purchased would not track. The upper idler is quite worn and the bearings need replacing. What is your recommended procedure for removing the two idlers from the shafts? The upper idler came off with little effort after removing the retaining screw and washers from the shaft. I was then able to remove the retaining ring from the back side and then remove the bearing. The lower idler does not want to come off easily. I have removed the retainer ring and thought the idler would pull off. Wrong. It looks like I could loosen the set screw on the shaft and knock the whole assembly out from the back side. What is you recommendation to get to that bearing?
I am unable to bring the belt into proper track as the tracking adjust screw will not turn further. The belt wore a grove in the plastic cover plate. I checked and I have parts 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. 7 could be bent but it is not available. Is there any way to adjust the belt or is the sander destined to be scrap? Thanks for your help.