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 Post subject: ROS Failure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:32 am 
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Was visiting the son-in-laws shop and went to use the Porter Cable ROS and it "blew up" ..
It hadn't been used for a while and is about 12 or 13 years old but I certainly didn't expect that to
happen. :-) I wonder if parts are still available for that model.

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 Post subject: Re: ROS Failure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:19 pm 
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I don't have a PC ROS ... but have purchased parts from both ereplacmentparts.com and toolpartsdirect.com with success for other products.

Here's a link for PC sanders:
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/porter ... _1997.html
http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/sander-g ... cable.html

You're on your own to figure out which "type" sander you own.
But, yes, those pads are readily available.

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 Post subject: Re: ROS Failure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:32 pm 
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Is it a 333?
Mine failed on Monday. We broke 3 ROS's on Monday the pad on my 333 the PSA pad for my 6" and a belt on another 5" a bad day for sanders!
I would suggest that you get one with 8 holes rather than the 5 holes as the 8 disks are easier to get. It is the same pattern as the DeWalt 3 mounting hole pad. One of the larger Home Depot's near me has them in stock.
They are available on line for a little less expense.

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 Post subject: Re: ROS Failure
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:46 am 
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Yep, it's a 333 Type 5 . How much, or what, is the difference between the Type numbers.??
I'm surprised that Home Dep would stock parts for them, UNLESS it is a big continuous problem. :-)
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 Post subject: Re: ROS Failure
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:40 pm 
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I was a little surprised that they had them also they are labeled De Walt look for the one with 3 hold mounting (there is also a 4 hole you don't want that one) the new pad has 8 vacuum holes witch is the pattern most of the new sanders use and the most commonly available sanding disks I have converted both of mine.
I ordered mine off of Amazon, they were a little cheaper and I had a $50 gift card to use.

If you want a 5 hole (in good condition) I'll send one to you, you'll owe me for postage. PM me

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 Post subject: Re: ROS Failure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:27 am 
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Went into Danville and Lo and behold the Home Depot had those pads for the DeWalt. Two different
models so had to open a box to see what was different. One has 4 holes and the other 3 (Mounting holes)
the 3 hole one fits exactly the Porter Cable. Great !!! Back up and running. :-)
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