I’ve wanted a drum sander forever, but I just couldn’t justify a grand on a tool I wouldn’t use constantly. A few weeks before Christmas a buddy of mine said he had a 16-32 drum sander that he didn’t use and would cut me a good deal on it ($200). I pounced.
After using it on quite a few different projects I can tell you it’s become a go-to tool in my shop. It would have been worth the $1,000. This drum sander is the older Performax model (before they changed to Jet). It’s got the 1hp motor and the 2 1/2” dust port. The newer sanders have a larger motor and larger dust port, but this one works great none the less. It didn’t come with casters or a lower shelf, so I made my own mobile base and storage. I’ll finish up the drawer fronts (plywood with cherry edge banding) when I get time.
Thanks for looking.
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