Model # 352VS

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Porter-Cable 8 Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander
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Porter-Cable

8 Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander

$169.00 /each

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The Porter-Cable 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander features variable speeds, ranging from 850 ft. to 1300 ft. per minute for customized sanding. This power tool was designed for flush sanding, allowing you to sand in corners and right up to vertical surfaces. For added convenience, the dust collection bag keeps your work area clean and swivels 360-degree so its never in your way.

  • 8 Amp motor for strong sanding power
  • Lever action for easy belt replacement
  • Self-tracking belt for efficiency
  • Belt and gear drive for smooth power transfer
  • 8 ft. cord for your convenience
  • UL and ETL listed
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with Porter-Cable
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • UL listed, ETL listed
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why does my belt not stay on even when I am adjusting the screw

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Canton, Ga.
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December 8, 2015
I turn the knob while the belt is turning but it will not respond to the adjustment. the belt just runs right off the pulleys. I have model 352vs variable speed 3 " x 21"
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October 23, 2016
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I returned one of these sanders last week because the adjustment knob didn't have a tension spring to keep the knob from backing off. In fact, none of the Porter-Cable 3x21 sanders at my Home Depot had tension springs. Even holding the sander in mid air, as soon as it's turned it on, the knob starts spinning from the motor vibration and the belt comes off.
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August 31, 2016
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a VERY little twist of the knob is all that is needed , yes it most be running (roll it over) turn on ...move knob slowly
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Hilliard, Ohio
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July 5, 2016
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Ivy:
I can only speak from my experience with this sander - it is possible yours is behaving differently.
First, make sure after putting on a new belt to flip the sander upside down and adjust the tracking while it is running.
Second, make sure to sand keeping the deck flat and in the direction of the wood grain.
I followed these tips and did a 10 x 12 foot room in under an hour.
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Ivy:
I can only speak from my experience with this sander - it is possible yours is behaving differently.
First, make sure after putting on a new belt to flip the sander upside down and adjust the tracking while it is running.
Second, make sure to sand keeping the deck flat and in the direction of the wood grain.
I followed these tips and did a 10 x 12 foot room in under an hour.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!
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May 14, 2016
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I've had that issue with every belt sander I have ever used/owned. It just takes practice to figure out how to get the belt into the right place. Once you have the knack of it, you will not have the problem any more.
Make sure you are turning the knob the right way and check to make sure that you haven't loosened the adjustment knob so far that it is no longer threaded into it's fitting.
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I've had that issue with every belt sander I have ever used/owned. It just takes practice to figure out how to get the belt into the right place. Once you have the knack of it, you will not have the problem any more.
Make sure you are turning the knob the right way and check to make sure that you haven't loosened the adjustment knob so far that it is no longer threaded into it's fitting.
Turn the screw in the proper direction, pulse the trigger. If the belt runs off, release the trigger, loosen the belt tension, and return it back to center, turn the screw some more, pulse the trigger, lather, rinse, repeat until you get it right. Read Less
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where to get new drive belt? NOW!

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August 31, 2016
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check on line for the nearest repair location , they may have in stock ,mine is the next town north
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August 15, 2015
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Duck Duck says.... ereplacements.com part number 848530
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/toothed-drive-belt-p-61459.html?osCsid=sp1ip1dlg8oo3qjkvstqtj5be2
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July 28, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. I believe it would be best to reach out to the manufacturer for assistance. The manufacturer is Porter Cable, and their customer service department can be reached at www.porter-cable.com.
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the product can be sent to an address ?

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September 14, 2016
Dear Good day , I would like to buy this item but I need you to send an address and article only indicates that you can pick up at the store. You may send me along with everything that would be buying?
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September 15, 2016
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Hi Alex, and thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Because this item is only available in select Home Depot stores, I believe the best advice would be to talk to one of our specialty department professionals at your local Home Depot store. For any other questions, please visit your nearest local Home Depot store. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Read More
Hi Alex, and thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Because this item is only available in select Home Depot stores, I believe the best advice would be to talk to one of our specialty department professionals at your local Home Depot store. For any other questions, please visit your nearest local Home Depot store. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot. Read Less
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8 Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Helper Dependable little machine for refinishing our exterior deck. Couldn't have done the job as well or as fast without it--should have bought it sooner.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notched Tool This 3" x 21" sander is the same one I've used for 35+ years both professionally and as a shop teacher. It will get the job done. The dust bag is a bit awkward but not a bad idea for breathing issues. After my neighbor ruined my older model I went to reviews and still think Poeter Cable is the best. To find it on the shelf made the online price difference a moot issue.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless, tracking adjustment does NOT work The tracking adjustment knob backs off as you run the sander. There's no tension spring to keep the knob from turning after you adjust it. If you run the sander while holding it in mid air, you can actually see the knob turn, just from the motor vibration. And when you put the sander in contact with wood? It's all over, brother - the belt runs right off the wheels.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent belt sander! It would be better if dust bag... Excellent belt sander! It would be better if dust bag could be more securely fastened to the tool so dust isn't blown forcefully from the tool
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best sander I've ever used . Seams heaver multi speed. I even hooks up to my shop vac. to keep du... best sander I've ever used . Seams heaver multi speed. I even hooks up to my shop vac. to keep dust at a minimum
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful motor and smooth operation - dust collector works great! Powerful motor and smooth operation - dust collector works great!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Tool I bought this sander to redo my porch decking, and it worked well overall. I was removing the weathered top surface from a mahogany deck, and with a 36 grit belt it took it down fairly quickly (6 hours to sand an 8' x 25' deck using both coarse and fine grits). I did have two problems - one my own stupid fault and one more cautionary to proper use of the sander. I got the cord stuck in between the drive drum and the housing, but was able to work it out by rotating the drum with a wrench. The cord still worked with a little electrical tape to protect it, so it is a tough cord. I ordered a replacement cord and it was not hard to install - you just need a TORX bit set to loosen some of the screws. The cautionary issue was that the drive belt broke and had to be replaced as well. It is easy to replace, but I had to order the replacement and couldn't work until I got it. It appears that putting too much downward pressure on the sander contributes to the problem. I recommend that you order a couple of replacement belts to have in your spare parts kit, about $10 per belt. The sander runs pretty smoothly and after 6 hours of continuous use, my hands were not fatigued. It is easy to control even running at top speed. I was able to use it to sand the ends of the boards; it is not too heavy to hold and control in doing that. I was told by a repair guy that the old Porter-Cable tools (before Black & Decker bought them) are much more rugged, but I think this is a pretty sturdy tool and deserves a good rating - especially for the money.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from benstrand Industry great. If you woodwork for fun this will add to your satisfaction. Great sander, produces above standard. Practice with it first as it is the best and will get away from you if you don't know the sander. I had it for 5 years and finally dropped it enough for it to break. Definately great for all who need a belt sander no matter what level of abuse. Spend the money on it. you won't be dissatisfied.
Date published: 2006-08-25
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