How to Fix a Worn Out Sander

How to Repair a Worn Out Sander

Are your sanding pads no longer sticking to your electric sander?

It can be extremely frustrating when your sanding pads fly off in the middle of a job but we’re here to tell you that it’s extremely easy to fix.

All you need to do is replace the original hook and loop on your sander with VELCRO® Brand Industrial Strength Tape to ensure a more secure hold.

Read on or watch our video tutorial to find out what to do.

How to repair a worn out sander

Start by removing the old hook sheet that’s attached to your electric sander. This will take some strength but it can be peeled off. If not, simply sand it down until you’re left with a smooth surface to work with.

How to Fix a Worn Out Sander with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape

Next, apply two new strips of VELCRO® Brand Industrial Strength Tape. Make sure you use the hook side of the tape (the scratchy side).

How to Fix a Worn Out Sander with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape

How to Fix a Worn Out Sander with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape

How to Fix a Worn Out Sander with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape

Now stick a new sanding pad to your sander.

How to Fix a Worn Out Sander with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape

Finally, drill dust holes into the new layer of VELCRO® Brand Industrial Strength Tape. You can do this while it’s stuck to your sander – just make sure the sander not plugged in.

How to Fix a Worn Out Sander with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape

And that’s it – your worn out sander is repaired and ready for any DIY job that comes your way.

How to Fix a Worn Out Sander with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape

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