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    Default 10 - 20 Sander mod's

    I had a spare dial gauge doing nothing ..so I mounted it on my Jet Thickness Sander...now I can work within a 100th of a millimetre ( I know it won't be that accurate but it sounds good) ..One rev of the dial = 0.2 mm , 1/2 rev= 0.1mm, 5 rev's = 1mm ... I can now take some of the guesswork out of sanding to size.
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    That's a great idea Ken. There seems to be a bit of slop in my adjustment wheel so a gauge like that would tell me just how much difference 1/4 turn on the wheel is making.
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    And it looks much more SteamPunk this way. More brass and copper, though!

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    I've got a dial gauge sitting around doin' nothing as well. Guess where it's going. Thanks Ken.

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    Does the bracket on which the gauge sits interfere with the door when changing sanding belts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzuch View Post
    Does the bracket on which the gauge sits interfere with the door when changing sanding belts?
    Yes! you're quite right" it get's in the way" ( I already found that out)..so tomorrow I'm going to move it to another position "Maybe the other side"..Tho' its just a matter of removing one screw to get at the belt..but us men are lazy git's and it has to be right
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    I have dial indicators with a magnetic base (from Harbor Freight I think) that would fit right on the feed belt switch housing. The magnetic base is very strong and operates with a lever.
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    My girlfriend says I work with a lever, too. And the magnetic attraction is very strong...

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    This is a very good idea. Thanks a bunch!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    I've got a dial gauge sitting around doin' nothing as well. Guess where it's going. Thanks Ken.
    Too funny - I was thinking the EXACT same thing.

    Ken, show some pics on where you end up moving it to. I don't like changing belts as it is, much less having to take off a screw to get to it. . .would never happen.

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