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Porter-Cable

Model 352VS

Internet #100022581

Store SKU #672407

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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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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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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check on line for the nearest repair location , they may have in stock ,mine is the next town north
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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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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 37 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glad I spent the extra money and got the Porter Cable This belt sander is a beast. I was able to strip and sand a 10 x 12 floor in less than an hour on my first pass, and that is because the first pass had poly. The second and third passes took about 30 minutes. This sander has so much power I only ran it at level 5 out of 6. Don't apply too much downward pressure when sanding - let the power of this tool work for you. It has so much power that when I put too much pressure I could smell the rubber belt a little. Extra pressure wasn't necessary. Make sure when you change belts to adjust the tracking each time. Once adjusted the tracking stayed true until the next belt change. If I had one complaint it is the dust bag. It didn't catch much dust at all. SOLID construction. This thing is built like a tank. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Refinished Wood Door This did an excellent job. I did not have an issue with the dust filter, I was outside so no issue. It's a sander! Anyway, it worked great, saved me countless hours of sanding. I should have bought this years ago. May 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Workhorse of a sander!! I'm not sure I can add to the comments on this tool that have accumulated over the last several years. But assuming PC has made improvements on earlier models here's my recent experience. I bought this sander to refinish my wood deck. It did a great job!!! As a novice I learned a couple quick lessons about using this belt sander - keep the power cord on your shoulder and behind you as you are sanding - keep the sander's dust port and bag in front of, and to the right of, your body. If you are left handed I recommend operating the tool with your right hand to minimize dust exposure. I awarded the tool 4 stars because the wire clip fastener does not seal the dust bag around the dust port. The "blow by" dust goes everywhere. Even with the leak, the dust bag did fill to the 2/3 level and required emptying about every hour or so. I read that you can connect the tool to a shop vac or dust collection system with the proper adapters but I will likely dedicate this sander to outside work. All that said, I really like the feel, weight, and quality of this sander. I found it well-balanced in my hands, comfortable to maneuver over the deck, and very effective at removing the old material from the wood with 80 grit belts using very little applied pressure. During the 12 hours I spent on the job the sander worked flawlessly. It goes without saying that you must wear respiratory, eye, and hearing protection when operating the tool. Assuming Porter Cable's built in tool life expectancy exceeds 12 hours, I would buy this sander again and recommend it to others. April 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great Belt sander Great sander handles are placed well for one handed operation when belting scribes, needs a directional vent on motor fan exhaust April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product. Great product. High quality and well made. Has a great sturdy feel and proven results. Its a little more expensive but worth the extra money. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a time saver I used a lighter belt sander on my kitchen cabs., half way through the project I bought the portacable.what difference. Great tool January 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gets after it! Excellent product as always from Porter Cable. Built like a brick you-know-what, and takes off wood better than a woodchuck could! However, only 4 stars as this is a heavy beast with lots of torque, which is the trade-off. For large flat sanding jobs, you'll want this over their compact belt or certainly an orbital sander, as they don't remotely compare to this model. January 6, 2016
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