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BROCKWOOD

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I have no idea of the correct place to post this repair of my ENCO 6 x 48" Belt Sander. When it arrived, nearly every part was dented & the main brace was broken into two parts. I was already aware that replacement parts from Grizzly can take 6 months. I really did not care to find out what hassle a warrantee claim with ENCO might be. The broken part, to my way of thinking is inferior. Instead, I made my own. The only tools needed were a band saw, rotary table & mill. 20150802 002.jpg 20151104 004.jpg 20160315 001.jpg 20160826 034.jpg 20160826 039.jpg 20160902 008.jpg
 

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:cheer::cheer::cheer:

You and I think alike. Well done.
 

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Nice repair and your part is far superior to the nasty cast bracket supplied be assured yours won't break in a hurry .
 

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Easier to replace the part than deal with warranty returns.
Great upgrade to a new tool........too bad it was required!
-brino
 

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Nice work Brockwood.
 

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Nice and a lot more sturdy than what came one it.
 

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On to the 2nd weakest link. Pics for now - very frustrated. 1st day not walking on a cane in 4 months - still injections & physical therapy are needed. So, I assess what the order I need to pick up where I left off should be & snap the tool rest while truing up a scraper. Aghhhhhhhh. Well, it won't be any different from the main support when I replace it: Stronger better & possibly even prettier! Might even have to add a dedicated circuit breaker - incase something else wedges up under it ;-)


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Sorry for the trouble your having to go thru (medical and otherwise!).

Looks like the machine was build from uncooked pasta!

-brino
 

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It sure feels good to be able to start recovering from back surgery & getting out in the shop again! Sander repairs are coming along ... finally.

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I LIKE the table for the belt. Now I'll have to make one for my Craftsman.
 

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Thanks MrWhoopee. The fence / table is adjustable from a +10 to a -60 degrees. It's too oily to add paint. Trying to just get it done during a 60hr work week is good enough for now. Sticking to a theme of all the shop made replacement parts get painted red. I kept the belt adjustability from horizontal to vertical when making the main brace.

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Finished for now.
 

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It's too oily to add paint.
Paint is for people who can't produce or appreciate good machine work.

edit: As a master-carpenter friend put it: "Putty and paint what the carpenter ain't"
 
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