Belt Sander, Dust bag not sucking UP dust?

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Old 06-19-12, 07:41 AM
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Belt Sander, Dust bag not sucking UP dust?

Bosch 3x21 belt sander not picking up dust?
I borrowed a friend Craftsman and notice his machine is really sucking up the dust into the bag while my Boschs fan seems to be working yet no dust is going into the bag?? I checked the passages etc. puzzled? Any advice?
I remember it working well when I first got it?
 
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Old 06-19-12, 08:28 AM
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I have the same sander, and occasionally have the same problem. It will pick up dust better if every once in a while you remove the bag and blow all the orifices out with an air nozzle. I don't think this particular sander has very good dust collection in the first place... not like the larger heavier sanders with more powerful motors do.
 
 

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