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Old 10-27-2019, 12:03 PM
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So I am trying to trim the UHMW Bushings on Page 32-02 for an RV-14A and figured I would rough cut them with the band saw and final trim them with a belt sander. My belt sander is having one heck of a time trimming off the plastic and it is a pretty coarse grit (80 grit).

Is there a trick to trimming this stuff or is it just that tough?
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:05 PM
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It's tuff. That's why it makes good bearing material.
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:09 PM
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I have also found that some abrasives are better than others. The cheapest ones usually do not perform anywhere near as well as the quality ones...
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:10 PM
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No trick, band saw then sand to cleanup. Make sure your blade is sharp.
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:18 PM
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My biggest issue was a dull bandsaw blade. I changed the blade an cut right down the marked lines. Didn?t need much sanding after that.
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