Vertical axis fork
Swivel rear wheel for Ouragan PLO sander
The Vertical axis fork is an essential mechanical part that plays a crucial role in the guidance and movement mechanism of the rear wheel. This part is located inside the sander fork and allows the rear wheel to pivot vertically to adapt to different thicknesses of material to be sanded.
The role of the vertical axis of the pivoting rear wheel is to allow fluid and controlled movement of the rear wheel in the vertical plane. This allows the sander to adjust automatically to the thickness of the material to be sanded, maintaining optimum contact between the sanding belt and the surface to be treated. The vertical axis also ensures the stability of the fork and rear wheel, contributing to uniform, high-quality sanding results.
When should I consider changing the vertical axis of the pivoting rear wheel?
1. Wear: like any moving mechanical part, the vertical axle can wear out with time and regular use. If you notice that the axle is showing signs of wear such as deformation, excessive friction, or if it no longer allows smooth vertical movement of the rear wheel, it is time to replace it.
2. Malfunction: If the rear wheel does not pivot smoothly vertically on the vertical axle, or if it jolts or jerks during movement, this may indicate that the axle is malfunctioning.
3. Damage: shocks, impacts or incorrect use can damage the vertical axle, which can compromise its proper operation and the rear wheel's ability to pivot correctly.
In conclusion, the vertical axis of the rear wheel is a crucial mechanical part that allows smooth, controlled vertical movement of the rear wheel, automatically adapting to the thickness of the material being sanded. If you notice any signs of wear, malfunction or damage to the vertical spindle, we recommend that you replace it. Make sure you choose a quality replacement vertical spindle and follow Repex Floor's installation instructions. Regular replacement of the vertical spindle will help maintain optimum performance of the belt sander and ensure smooth, stable vertical movement of the rear wheel during sanding.
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Please note that the photos of the parts do not use the same scale.