Wet Belt Sander – Gryphon
So I dismantled it & re-built it with everything as in line as I could get it. Let me say right now to expect a motor of this power to have just 2 – end mounting screws with no other support is crazy. What engineer designed that?
I made a makeshift cradle from rubber that supports the switch end of the motor. Needs to have some give so rubber ideal & I did not want to add to vibration.
I then fixed the aluminium pillar thats central to the machine so that it was square to the motor shaft & perpendicular to the base. There is too much play in its mounting too. Yes just 2 screws with no register pins for example that would keep it aligned. I could not find a way round that other than tightening the screws which I may say were not that tight. If over time I have problems I will pin the pillar to the base or fit right angled brackets to keep it in place.
Then I squared the steel plate you hold your glass against by fitting a shim between it and the pillar on one side. Finally I had kept the foam packing base, sat it on that but it made no difference.
Its better I must say but you need some engineering skills to do what I did & thats not what you expect, is it?
I did make a mod that helped the water spray on your eyes. I found my saftey goggles getting sprayed so much I could not see. Adjusting water level did not help so I make a clear plastic visor, duct taped to the top housing at about 45 angle. Works great!