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Discussion for the Ridgid EB44241 Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander
I cannot find a miter gauge that will fit my new Ridgid oscillating belt/spindle sander model number EB4424. The manual gives the miter gauge part number as AC1021 and to get it from Home Depot but they do't have any. Is there any way to get this part?
I am trying to locate a 1/2" dia x 4-1/2" rubber sanding spindle. Home Depot does not carry these replacement parts and I do not see it on this web site as an available part.
Does any one have an Idea as to where I can purchase one of these?
If I understand your question, you do not need a 1/2" rubber spindle because the machine shaft is 1/2" and accepts that particular
size without a spindle. I had to figure that out when I went to purchase replacements for the 1/2" sleeve and discovered that this size slides right over the shaft with the washer and lock nut added on top.
I hope this satisfies your query; good luck.
According to Ridgid there has been a service bulletin issued regarding this sander, depending on the serial number of the unit. If you contact your nearest authorized Ridgid service center, ask them to look at the service bulletin on the model and serial number or your particular sander. Explain your circumstance. They should be able to assist you.
My Rigid oscillating sander won't start up anymore. I have
been having problems with it starting up slowly, or sometimes having to turn it by hand to get it started, then it quit completely. Is there a capacitor that needs to be replaced? or is it something else?
Bushings in Idle Drum need to be replaced, order parts for new model it has ball bearings instead of bushings. Order the B19 Guide and Idle Roller plus the shaft and bearings to retrofit the older model
Reply: Motor Problems
the problem is the top motor bearing. it is a solid bearing not ball bearing like most good motors. it wears and then the armature is off just enough to cause the motor to shunt and not spin. there is no listing for this bearing, just the complete motor at $290.00 us, therefore the sander is now junk, ready for land fill as are most things made in China. I confirmed this by shimming the shift of the motor with shim stock, the motor spins and works fine but the shim will not stay in place.
I am looking at purchasing a used Ridgid EB44241 Oscillating sander but the seller states that he can't find the spindle. I am trying locate just the spindle for this unit and discover a cost for this. Can someone help me in discovering this part # and its cost? Thank you