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Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Greg Rawls » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:11 am

I have a bunch of belts for my wetbelt sander that are a few years old that are splitting at the seam after a few minutes of use. Consistently! Does the glue that holds the belt together have a shelf life? Anyone else had this problem?
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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Brad Walker » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:33 am

Funny you mention this, Greg. I had two split on me just a couple of weeks ago. Don't know why. The belts were purchased several years ago, so perhaps there's a shelf life issue. But I've never had the problem before.

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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Tony Smith » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:30 am

Are these full-size belts or Covington size? I've never heard of belts coming apart, but I suppose it's possible as the glue hardens over time.

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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Brad Walker » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 am

Tony Smith wrote:Are these full-size belts or Covington size? I've never heard of belts coming apart, but I suppose it's possible as the glue hardens over time.


Full-size. I'd never heard of it either until it happened twice this past month.

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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Marty » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 am

I've never had one split either. Mine fray.
I have to change some out and the new ones are several years old. Stay tuned.

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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Greg Rawls » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:49 am

These belts are 41-1/2 x 3. One belt breaking would not be an issue, but every time I replace the belt from my old stash (and these are maybe 4-6 years old), they work for a few minutes then split right at the seam.
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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby FusedLightStudio » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:35 am

Greg Rawls wrote:These belts are 41-1/2 x 3. One belt breaking would not be an issue, but every time I replace the belt from my old stash (and these are maybe 4-6 years old), they work for a few minutes then split right at the seam.


Yep. Same exact problem. Had to buy new belts. But I cut up the old belts into small pieces to use as wet sandpaper for curves.

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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Marty » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:54 am

Marty wrote:I've never had one split either. Mine fray.
I have to change some out and the new ones are several years old. Stay tuned.


Full sized belts, from HIS.

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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Greg Rawls » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:33 am

FusedLightStudio wrote:
Greg Rawls wrote:These belts are 41-1/2 x 3. One belt breaking would not be an issue, but every time I replace the belt from my old stash (and these are maybe 4-6 years old), they work for a few minutes then split right at the seam.


Yep. Same exact problem. Had to buy new belts. But I cut up the old belts into small pieces to use as wet sandpaper for curves.


That is a REALLY GOOD IDEA! Thanks!
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Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Postby Marian » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:11 am

I had that happen with a batch of belts also, from CRL. They work for 15 minutes and then let go. They were a few years old when I got around to needing them. It was only one size that broke. I bought new different ones from HIS.


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