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I have a Jet 16-32 drum sander and last night "just the tip" of the sandpaper ripped off.  It was brand new and I don't want to through it away. I heard you can glue a new tip on it.....

My question is...... What kind of glue should I use?

while I have you here........  is it better to buy sandpaper in a roll and cut it myself or just buy it?

 

 

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I don't have the information about repairing your paper.  I will comment on your second question... I am lazy with something like this... I just buy the pre-cut stuff for my machine.;)

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I have seen repairs done to sanding belts where the joint has failed but not repairing the belt itself.  Personally I would cut it up and save it for hand sanding.  I buy rolls of paper, and cut my own primarily because I changed my drum sander to a hook and loop system which means I can not use precut belts.   

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I made a template from 1/4" MDF by copying a pre cut strip. Label both sides and both ends as to which way the abrasive side is facing. If you get it backwards the strip is useless. A razor knife cutting from the back side works ok, but a pair of the old fashioned scissor type tin snips works great !  It's a little bit of a pain rolling out the abrasive and clamping the template in place but once you get going cutting the entire roll up isn't that hard. I mark with a Sharpie then cut & roll out more abrasive to mark the next strip.

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I buy mine in rolls.  It's about half the price of precut rolls.  As for the repair, I make my own spindle sander sleeves with cutoffs from the rolls for my drum sander.  Keep in mind that if you use the method I did for making these sleeves you'll have a bump where the splice is but I guess you can just avoid that small area when you're using the drum sander.

Here's how I make the sanding sleeves -

David

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3 minutes ago, estesbubba said:

I buy my rolls from here. Take old one off and use as a template and mark with Sharpie, then cut - doesn’t take long at all.

https://www.industrialabrasives.com/sanding-rolls-c-79.html?zenid=0v4nkie4s0cs5ukljfcbkspd86

I do this as well.  The only pre-cut paper I have ever had came on the machine when I got it.

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Industrial Abrasives or Kilngspor.  I watch for specials and stock up.  This gives me a wider range of grits which lets the machine do more for me and prevents me from needing to milk more life out of my abrasives than makes sense.

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holy sh**!  You got more abrasive rolls than I have tools in my shop.....and garage......and closet!  Sandpaper envy.

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That's even more than I usually have on hand. 36, 60, 80, 100, 120 , 150, 180, 220 are quite sufficient for me. The blue zircon abrasive is nice stuff if it's available, but a bit costly.  

Always keep a couple of the big 12" long crepe rubber cleaning blocks handy. I keep them in the freezer, they work better and don't get used up as quickly. When one thaws during a longer sanding session the other one is waiting in the freezer. I've got a shop fridge you might need to keep them in a gallon ziplock to keep the lady of the house happy.

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