Originally Posted by cowboy
Above is good advise to heed too - This man sounds like he knows what he's talking about and I agree with him 100% - BEEN THERE - DONE THAT
Well, thank you a bunch!
I'd like to think I've earned it the easy way, but the truth is always different.
Having belts break and trash a tabletop, carving, finial, or something that's especially difficult to repair or replace in a timely fashion, I learned that belts are cheap. Think of it this way...
Sanding belt...$7.00 (That's super expensive to begin with, but OK)
Bandaids - $4.00/box
Emergency Room visit - $100-200 deductible
Time spent laid up missing out on the things you love....Way too expensive for my taste.
The adhesives on sanding belts have a short lifespan. About a year at the most.
What's your personal safety worth?
Peace of mind?
Digging into that project you've worked so hard on already, making more work for yourself?
Dude, ditch the junk belts.
Get a new one, or tell me what you need, and I'll mail you one or two.
Just be safe. Please!