I have just spent an hour trying to place a new sanding belt,180grit, onto a newly acquired used performax 16 x32 drum sander. The holding clip on the motor side escapes me. I have, on a friends drum sander, replaced belts many times on the same model sander. Now I grant you that the designer of this machine was feed cold oatmeal as a child but why is he taking it out on me? I have read the instructions used the provided tool and prayed to the Saint of drum sanders. If anyone lives near Massapequa Park and knows the required secret to successfully replace the belt lunch is on me.