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Offline JonathanJung

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How to flatten wobbly sanding pads
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:21 PM »
Hi, the hard pad for my ETS 150 is not flat. I'm not sure if it has always been this way. I reckon so, because it has always been difficult to maintain a flat sand on narrower edges. Installed in the machine and spun slowly by hand, it's clearly wobbling. Placed on my table saw top, it rocks a couple mms.

Can this be fixed somehow? Covered by warranty? I was thinking of putting it in very warm water, with the hopes it will return to flat, if it ever was.

I've got full sets of pads for my Rotex 150, Rotex 90, and the ETS 150, and none have this issue.

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Online Alex

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Re: How to flatten wobbly sanding pads
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 02:35 PM »
I don't think you can fix this, there's tension in the pad and it won't just go away.

It is also not something you can claim warranty for. Only if your pad came brand new out of the package like that you could get a new one, but not after you've used it.

Offline Gregor

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Re: How to flatten wobbly sanding pads
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 05:39 PM »
One could ask nicely, in case it hasn't been in use for some years...

Offline JonathanJung

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Re: How to flatten wobbly sanding pads
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 05:55 PM »
I don't think you can fix this, there's tension in the pad and it won't just go away.

It is also not something you can claim warranty for. Only if your pad came brand new out of the package like that you could get a new one, but not after you've used it.

Well if the pad is bad, there's no harm trying! The same trick works on paint brushes, etc. to straight the bristle plastic back to original. Like memory.

Offline JonathanJung

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Re: How to flatten wobbly sanding pads
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 05:57 PM »
One could ask nicely, in case it hasn't been in use for some years...

Da hast du recht, aber leider ist es älter als 1 Jahr.

Offline Gregor

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Re: How to flatten wobbly sanding pads
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 08:18 PM »
One could ask nicely, in case it hasn't been in use for some years...

Da hast du recht, aber leider ist es älter als 1 Jahr.
Ich nehm jetzt mal deutsche Sprache als indikation: In Deutschland gib't 2 Jahre gesetzliche Gewährleistung, die hat zwar nach 6 Monaten eine Beweislastumkehr (vorher muss er Händler beweisen dass es OK war)... aber dennoch.

Einfach mal freundlich (also nicht gleich mit dem Anwalt kommen) in Wendlingen anfragen wegen dem Problem - speziell falls das Teil noch keine 2 Jahre alt ist.

Online Alex

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Re: How to flatten wobbly sanding pads
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 12:42 AM »
Du kannst das immer mal versuchen.