thanks, I do blow that out from time to time, and I keep things lubricated fairly often. I'll do it again along with the other suggestions.
That's a good one, in the direction I was thinking.Is it possible to remove the clamp mechanism and replace it with a solid steel block? Using the existing mounting hole in the drum you can clamp the paper between the drum ID and the steel block. Not sure what size Flat head that is(guessing 10:32) but replace it with a socket head and I would think you would get good clamping pressure.
This is basically what I do now, but I really would like to have the full width.Okay, I'll weigh in...I have a General 25'' double drum sander with a similar clamping system. Though I had not had a problem with the paper coming out, I wrapped both ends with 3/4" fiberglass tape. I marked the spot on the outside so that I could avoid contacting the taped ends with my workpiece. I have not missed the 1 1/2" capacity that I have sacrificed by taping the ends. Are you able to yield on this point? Anyway, just a thought...