Slippery sandpaper.
September 20, 2011 3:45 PM   Subscribe

The sand paper keeps slipping off this Dremel sanding drum. How do I make it not do that? The bit is secure and the sand paper is the proper size for the drum.
posted by curious nu to Technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
On my Craftsman, a Dremel knock-off, when you tighten the screw that holds the rubber drum on to the spindle that's clamped in the tool's chuck, it squishes the drum so that it expands inside the sandpaper tube, holding it in place.

So if it's like mine: Tighten the screw on the end of the drum.
posted by straw at 3:51 PM on September 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

You've tightened up the screw in the end of the mandrel, no? That's what actually grips the sanding 'drum'; the rubber bit of the mandrel is compressed lengthways and expands to grip the paper.
posted by Pinback at 3:52 PM on September 20, 2011

If your is at all like mine, it's got a phillips screw in the end of it over a washer, that you'll need to tighten down.
posted by mhoye at 3:53 PM on September 20, 2011

yep, that washer is the important part for the squishy tightness.
posted by alan2001 at 4:02 PM on September 20, 2011

Yep, just checked, the rubber drum expands.
posted by snsranch at 5:06 PM on September 20, 2011

AHA. It was the screw that needed tightening. I would never have guessed it worked that way. Thanks!
posted by curious nu at 5:56 PM on September 20, 2011

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