PERFORMAX 16/32 Drum Sander


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Stand & casters ? Price is fair. Check the conveyor edges. If they are rough , frayed or light colored there could be tracking issues. Take a wide board & a pair of calipers , sand It and check for how parallel the drum is.

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Does it have sandsmart feature. It’s not a deal breaker if it doesn’t but you could use it as a way to explain why you’re asking for a lower price.  If you don’t know what it is look for an led near the switch  

 

When i upgraged to 22-44 I sold my 16-32 for around what they’re asking. 

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Ended up buying the unit for $650.  After thinking about paying tax and shipping it just made sense. The unit turned out to be super clean.  Tested it on a test board today and works well and no adjustment is needed, so it seems to be a good deal.

Thanks for all the help! 

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Get a crepe rubber block to clean the resin out of the abrasive. Keep it in the freezer, it will work better & last longer.  I buy my abrasive in bulk rolls and cut my own strips. I made a template from a factory strip using a scrap of 1/4" plywood. Which side goes to the abrasive is important. Label it BOLDLY ! Strips cut with the abrasive facing wrong can not be used or saved, learned that the hard way.  

There is a learning curve to running a drum sander. Coarser grit can remove  maybe 1/4 turn in one pass. Finer grits might work better with 1/16th -1/8 th of a turn per pass. 

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11 hours ago, wdwerker said:

Get a crepe rubber block to clean the resin out of the abrasive. Keep it in the freezer, it will work better & last longer.  I buy my abrasive in bulk rolls and cut my own strips. I made a template from a factory strip using a scrap of 1/4" plywood. Which side goes to the abrasive is important. Label it BOLDLY ! Strips cut with the abrasive facing wrong can not be used or saved, learned that the hard way.  

There is a learning curve to running a drum sander. Coarser grit can remove  maybe 1/4 turn in one pass. Finer grits might work better with 1/16th -1/8 th of a turn per pass. 

Ordered one this evening.  Thank you for all the great information, much appreciated!

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Yeah those rubber strips are great.

 

If you're new to the drum sander world, take care to avoid heavy sanding on woods with a lot of sap in them. I have the worst luck getting a gummy burn line on Cherry and walnut with sap wood.  Take light passes and clean the issue often, you'll be golden

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14 hours ago, wdwerker said:

Get a crepe rubber block to clean the resin out of the abrasive. Keep it in the freezer, it will work better & last longer.  I buy my abrasive in bulk rolls and cut my own strips. I made a template from a factory strip using a scrap of 1/4" plywood. Which side goes to the abrasive is important. Label it BOLDLY ! Strips cut with the abrasive facing wrong can not be used or saved, learned that the hard way.  

 

+1000. 

Lesson learned as well.

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