Is your belt grinder prematurely breaking down, and you’re wondering why? Perhaps you’re new to the tool and don’t know how to maintain your belt grinder properly. Not to worry. There are good tips ahead to help you in this department.
Have Good Cleaning and Storage Practices
One vital way of keeping your belt grinder in proper working order is to clean your grinder often. Grab an air hose or can of compressed air and clean out the intricate parts of the belt grinder. These tools produce copious amounts of dust and debris in use. These elements can become stuck in the wheels, motor, and paper.
Ensure you’re cleaning the tool after each use. Understand that dust is incredibly flammable and can lead to more significant wear and tear. Store your belt grinder in a safe spot that’s not easily accessible by children.
Regularly Inspect Your Belt Grinder
Performing regular inspections can mean the difference between finding an issue early and finding a problem when it’s too late. Pay close attention to the wheels, belts, castors, cables, and plugs. Fix any issues you find straight away. If not, you could be looking at more significant problems than when you started. You could also seriously damage the longevity of the belt grinder.
Look for Signs To Change the Sandpaper
If you’ve worked with any grinding tool or handheld sandpaper, you know that the paper dulls with each use. If you leave the dull sandpaper on for too long, your work will suffer, and you could damage the tool or product. Look for these signs to know it’s time to change the paper:
- You’re applying more pressure to the device.
- Projects are taking longer to complete.
- You notice uneven sanding jobs.
Don’t Overtax or Overuse Your Sander
Ensure you’re correctly using your belt grinder. Avoid overtaxing your metal belt grinder by not overrunning it, applying adequate force, and not cleaning the tool between uses. Overuse and overtaxing can wear down your device and shorten its lifespan.
Understanding proper belt grinder maintenance is crucial to ensure you get maximum efficiency and quality from your device. Kaka Industrial has many belt grinder machines and parts available for purchase. Browse our inventory today!