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Trouble with this new/used spindle sander


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I picked this little guy up cheap as it still runs well, just needs a new set of sanding drums to get it productive again.  Only issue is, I've never owned one of these sanders and I'm not sure how to go about getting this old spindle off.  I bought it with the smallest diameter sanding rubber drum or whatever on it.  According to the ancient instructions I looked up the sanding element should come off once the top nut and washers are removed, but this one's not budging.  It came with a large flat wrench that looks like it's meant for a couple different size nuts.  It's meant to be used for the retaining nut on the top of the spindle but it also seems like it's meant to fit a larger nut as well, although I can't figure out where it is.

 

Should I just go ahead and cut this sand drum and rubber off the spindle, or is there something else I'm missing that needs loosening?

 

First pic is my sander, second is from something else that shows the same old Craftsman sander I have.

sander 1.JPG

sander 2.jpg

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