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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:50 am 
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Very sad, my Ryobi WDS1600 drum sander decided to break on me. Amazing, the shaft on the drive end of the drum sheared off....no jamb, just gave up the ghost. The drum is one piece with the shaft end being turned down to 5/8" to match the motor shaft for a coupler attachment.
ANYWAY! I'll fix it IF I can find a drum assembly.
So, I'm putting the word out, if you guys or anyone you know has a broken down, non working Ryobi WDS1600 16/32 drum sander with a GOOD drum, I'd be interesting in purchasing it.
Parts for these things are not being made anymore, but I'm going to start looking for a drum.
Thanks for your help. I've really come to depend on having a drum sander, and I sure can't afford to put out a grand to buy a new one right now.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:46 pm 
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Can you post a picture of the broken piece? Metalworking is another hobby of mine so I have a metal lathe and milling machine. I may be able to make you a new part.

Ed


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:38 am 
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There you go help is on the way.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:15 am 
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Ed, thanks. I'll take a picture and post tonight. I think the only hope is to surface the two broken parts and join them mechanically, perhaps a rod down the center and pinned. Just thinking.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:56 pm 
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Kevin Sjostrand wrote:
Ed, thanks. I'll take a picture and post tonight. I think the only hope is to surface the two broken parts and join them mechanically, perhaps a rod down the center and pinned. Just thinking.


Kevin,

Take a picture of the broken parts and also the whole drum. It may be best to make a whole new drum but I won't know until I see the pictures.

Ed


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:07 pm 
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Kevin,

By the way, you can still get parts for your sander.

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/drum-r ... 72288.html

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ryobi- ... 61325.html

They aren't cheap but are still available.

Ed


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:49 pm 
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Ed I forgot to take the pics last night, will try and do tonight. That would take one big chunk of aluminum to turn the drum from.
I have looked at purchased parts for other things from that Ereplacement site. There are not many parts left available for these sanders. There is a company who has been selling the same sander (which was made in Taiwan) under the Accura name, and I've gotten a switch and circuit board from them, but they haven't had the sander for a couple of years now. I will check with them and see if they have the drum!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:24 pm 
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Kevin,

The drum is in stock on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Ryobi-Part-494000 ... B000P8RFTG

By the way, I wouldn't make it out of solid aluminum. I'd use thick walled aluminum tubing.

Ed


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:09 pm 
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Ed here's a couple pics. I believe this thing is cast aluminum and machined?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:11 pm 
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Well if I can get those bearings off and pull the drum out of the housing, I will probably be buying a new drum. I found it for $200 shipped. Not how I planned on spending my next $200 but that's how it goes! I'll have help Sunday from someone with bearing pullers.


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