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Stucked Wolf belt sander


#1

Hi,

I just used my Wolfs belt sander after not using it for quite some
time. Now I can’t take my flexshaft out!

I didn’t have any problem taking it off my handpiece before
connecting it with the belt sander. I didn’t have this problem when
I used them together before. I tried pulling the shaft/sheath from
every angle but it didn’t work.

Is there anything else I could do myself?

Atty from Bangkok


#2
I just used my Wolfs belt sander after not using it for quite some
time. Now I can't take my flexshaft out! 

Push the collar toward the sander then remove cable.

Dave


#3

Hi Atty,

I just used my Wolfs belt sander after not using it for quite some
time. Now I can't take my flexshaft out! 

To remove the flex shaft from the Wolf Belt Sander, just pull the
quick change collar back, away from the flex shaft. The flex shaft
will be easily removed. Please contact me if you have any other
questions. Have a delightful day.

Kate Wolf in Portland, Maine. Hosting wicked good workshops by the bay.
www.katewolfdesigns.com
www.wolftools.com


#4

Hi Atty:

I’ve got the same problem. Mine is stuck to an old reduction-drive
flex shaft that I don’t use for anything else, so I haven’t cared
enough to get serious about getting it off. I just thought the
retention ball had jammed, and that I’d work it loose the next time I
needed to use anything else on that flex-shaft. Now that I know that
it’s not just me, I’ll take a look at it to see what the real problem
is. It may take a day or two.

I’ll keep you posted.

Regards,
Brian Meek.


#5

Greetings all:

Status update on my jammed sander: I went out and looked at it, and
after about 20 seconds of fiddling, it came right off. As Kate and
David have already mentioned, the locking collar needs to move
towards the body of the sander, not away. It’s a little stiff, so
pull hard.

I’m not sure if it’s related or not, but mine came free easily as
soon as I started rolling the drive-wheel by hand, just to get the
shaft moving a little.

Best of luck.
Brian Meek.


#6

Hi Atty,

This happened to Jane in class last month at Revere. You need to
pull back on the little collar where it connects to the sander. It’s
like a quick release fitting on an oxygen hose…

Andy


#7

Hi,

Thank you for all of your replies.

I went back to my studio and followed your instructions. And yes, it
came off.

My collar was a bit stuck at first but after pulling it a couple of
times it moved towards the body of the sander and as expected, the
shaft came right off.

I need to re-organize my studio and keep all the instructions close
at hands…

Yours,
Atty