Is your 4 x 36 inch sander belt not tracking anymore?  Below is a step-by-step guide to show you how to track the S4S Kalamazoo belt sander.

To track your S4S belt sander, follow these steps:

  1.   Prepare the workspace: Clear the workbench or table where you work.  Remove any debris or objects that might obstruct the process.
  2.   Turn off the sander: Ensure the belt sander is turned off and unplugged from the power source. 
  3.   Access the tracking mechanism: Locate the tracking bolt with hex on your S4S belt sander. 
  4.   Adjust the tracking bolt: Use a box wrench to turn the adjustment bolt to the center belt on pullies.  Adjust the bolt in or out to move the belt left or right.  Observe the belt’s movement as you adjust the knob.
  5.   Lock the hex nut on the tracking bolt: once the belt is centered, lock the hex nut (#8) located on the tracking bolt.
  6.   Observe the belt alignment: Turn on the sander briefly to check the belt’s alignment.  
    • If the belt is too far to the left or right, continue adjusting the bolt (#7) until the belt remains centered.
    • If the belt is centered, proceed to the next step.
    • If the belt still doesn’t align properly, your lower pulley crown in worn or a bad sanding belt will need to be replaced. 
  1.   Fine-tune the tracking: With the sander turned off, make minor adjustments to the tracking bolt (#7) to achieve optimal alignment.  Repeat the step to ensure the belt remains centered.
  2.   Test the tracking: Turn on the sander and let it run briefly while observing the belt’s movement.  Ensure that it tracks smoothly and stays centered.  If you notice any deviation or misalignment, repeat the adjustment process until you achieve the desired belt position.


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