I have a detail sander at home that broke some sort of suspension piece. I googled the make/model but haven’t been able to find a replacement part. Before I throw the thing away I thought I’d see if anyone knows where I can find the part? Thanks.
I like this post a lot.
First, it’s not our samder that’s broken!
Second, I like fixing tools.
Third, I like fixing tools.
Dave, what are those? Also, what are the qualities of that part? Mighg be able to turn one outselves in less time than it takes to track one down.
Black & Decker MS800. I can’t find any part number for the thing that broke. I’ve wondered about using a short piece of stranded bell wire to replace it?
The part is a semi-rigid plastic about 1.75 inches long. The bottom receives a screw that holds it to the platen.
I bet ee could make one from nylon pretty easily.
Worth a shot!
You’ve caught my interest.
I’m trying to stay away from people for another day or two because I’ve had a flu. I could bring the part in on Monday and have you take a look at it if you’ve got time. Reading other posts you’ve made it sounds like you could be pretty busy on Monday.
I’ll be busy, but we can certainly take a look!
That’s exactly what I would do. I’m fast I would have done that before looking for a replacement because a replacement would probably have been more money than I’m willing to spend on an inch of plastic
Can something be printed in a 3d printer that would be some what flexible?
In a pinch, probably so. But for longevity a part made from turned monolithic nylon would be better, imo.
Where does someone go to find monolithic nylon?
It’s just nylon in a rod or block vs 3d printed from nylon filament. Subtractive manufacturing vs additive manufacturing.
I generally pick up round bar at the yard.
I’ll check it out. Thanks
Im look8ng in my garage. I know i have nylon bar, PEEK and PE … if i can find it.
You cant print such parts as strong as turned from a bar. [Yet]. Someday.