Why Read This Article?
- Learn to replace the platen on your belt sander.
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Frequency: As needed Replacing the Platen:
1. Remove the belt.
2. Remove the platen.
3. Install the new platen.
4. Replace the belt.
Tools & Materials
- Magnetized screwdriver
- Open-ended wrench
We used a Porter Cable belt sander for this repair. To find the right parts for your Porter Cable tools, visit our Porter Cable parts page. For other power tool parts, visit our power tool parts locator. Replacing the Platen
1. Remove the belt
Release the tension on the belt and remove it from the sander.
Use an open-ended wrench and a screwdriver to remove the two fasteners from the platen.
3. Install the new platen
Position the new platen and thread the bolts to keep it in place.
Holding the nuts in place can be especially tricky thanks to some very tight spacing. Use a magnetized screwdriver to hold the nut in position, then tighten the fasteners.
4. Replace the belt
Now all you have to do is replace the belt, and your new platen is ready to go.
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And that's how you can replace your belt sander's platen in about five minutes. This easy repair will save you a lot of money compared to a repair shop. Remember to find all the OEM power tool parts made for your tools using our power tool parts finder. [Back to Top] What We're About