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Hi guys.
I have had a Skil belt sander model 595 dustless for many years. I have been searching for a piece but it looks like there are no spare parts for it anymore.
I have repaired it by myself several times but this time the small plastic gear has broken in so many pieces that it is impossible to gather them to glue using CA.
The big plastic gear is almost broken too.
IŽd like to hear some advices from you to get my BS get back to work.
PS. Does anybody know how to remove the big plastic gear?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-04-2020, 11:34 AM
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I used one in woodshop in 1952, they were the old stand by belt sanders of the day. A wonderful machine. I see some on ebay.
You might be able to make one out of some hardwood like purple heart. Do you know a CNC guy that might do it for you?
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I wonder if someone with a 3d printer could make you a set
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I'm thinking a machinist could make one, but it would likely cost, a lot. lf I had that problem I think I might make a master out of wood (separate pieces, then glued together), then try casting one out of plastic, or aluminum or brass. Hmm, just struck me, I'm almost willing to bet that there are gears out there, being used in different tools, in just the sizes you need - but I have not a clue where to start looking. Sorry, best I can come up with.
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As per @JOAT s suggestion, maybe something here:
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I would vote with Theo and Herb and try to find a pair of gears that have matching tooth profiles.

Based on the puller indent on the shaft I would bet the big gear is pressed on...

Check the hub of the gear to see if there's a set screw going through the hub to the shaft...

The only other possibility is that it is screwed on in the same direction of the motor spin but I don't think so...I'm betting on pressed on...
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I would vote with Theo and Herb and try to find a pair of gears that have matching tooth profiles.

Based on the puller indent on the shaft I would bet the big gear is pressed on...

Check the hub of the gear to see if there's a set screw going through the hub to the shaft...

The only other possibility is that it is screwed on in the same direction of the motor spin but I don't think so...I'm betting on pressed on...
The big gear looks like it is off center,....MMMMM I bet it will break if removed, already has cracks in the hub.
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The big gear looks like it is off center,....MMMMM I bet it will break if removed, already has cracks in the hub.
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More than likely...but there's an inner hub against the shaft...even if it breaks finding two new gears is still needed...
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More than likely...but there's an inner hub against the shaft...even if it breaks finding two new gears is still needed...
Yeah, you are right, new gears and new belt is the way to go,that way there is a matched set.
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Remember, Alexis is in Venezuela.
It may well be easier and cheaper to just buy a new or reconditioned belt sander from the US and try and find a safe method of shipping (getting ripped off is the norm from my latest understanding).
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