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  • handibunny
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    Grizzly's big floor model spindle sander has spindles that tighten clockwise. Don't ask.

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  • Janette
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    I think the maker must have been left handed!

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  • evilbadger
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    Originally posted by handibunny View Post
    Larry, to tighten the spindle, screw it counter-clockwise, or to the left. It makes no sense, and is the reverse of other spindle sanders I've used. Someone at Jet has a bad sense of humor!
    Carole

    If they did not use a reverse thread the spindle would unscrew while you are sanding. Jet does not have a bad sense of humor it makes perfect sense. I don't know what other spindle sanders you have used but in order to use a standard thread the motor would have to spin backwards and the sandpaper tubes would also have to wrap in the opposite direction otherwise the would probably unwrap as they wear.

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  • Sawdust King
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    Originally posted by ChuckD View Post
    Reminds me of a sign I saw on the door of a country store. It said "Push, if it don't open, Pull, then if it still don't open, we are CLOSED".
    I've always thought it would be amusing to see an Exit Sign on the way in to a shop, especially a New Age or Philosophy store. After all you are exiting the outside, right?

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  • ChuckD
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    Reminds me of a sign I saw on the door of a country store. It said "Push, if it don't open, Pull, then if it still don't open, we are CLOSED".

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  • handibunny
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    Larry, to tighten the spindle, screw it counter-clockwise, or to the left. It makes no sense, and is the reverse of other spindle sanders I've used. Someone at Jet has a bad sense of humor!

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  • Hawaiilad
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    Thanks folks...that is what I was thinking but thought I should check...

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  • Bayward
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    It will almost assuredly be the opposite way the spindle turns when using the sander to sand.

    Bob

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  • Janette
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    It's opposite of the way you want to do it. Can't remember offhand which is which, but I know everything is backwards on it - right up to the nuts.

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  • Hawaiilad
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    Jet spindle sander question

    I know this is a dumb question...but please understand my mind is still not all there with all the meds. I was on from the Hospital...that being said, I have a question regarding my Jet Spindle sander. If you have this machine you know at times it is hard to loosen the spindle from the machine. I have not used this machine for about a month and I am tying to change to a larger spindle and can not for the life of me remember which way to loosen the spindle. Does the spindle loosen clockwise? Sorry for such a dumb question, but each way I try it is very tight and I do not want to break anything...

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