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Blog entry by Mike_D_S posted 08-16-2016 02:41 AM 846 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve had the Performax 10-20 plus for a while and really liked it, but in the back of my head I’ve been sort of thinking a bigger one would be nice. I happened to be browsing CL and came across a guy selling a Performax 16-32 plus with stand, extension tables and a 3/4 HP Delta dust collector for $600 last Friday. I went by to look and it was clean and everything ran like it should, so I took it.

I figured that parting out the dust collector I’d be looking at $500 for the loaded 16-32+ in great condition, which might be high in some places, but in Houston prices run a bit higher and drum sanders are not exactly common on CL. Selling my 10-20+ should make up much of that so I figured I’d essentially have upgraded for about $150.

The 16-32+ didn’t have the Sandsmart feature, but i saw a guy on Youtube who upgraded his older 16-32 by adding the Sandsmart board and case. That sounded interesting, but after finding out the new control board was $300, I gave up on that idea.

Fast forward two days and on Monday morning I see a CL listing for a liquidation place in town with a listing for parts for a Jet 22-44+ including the conveyor assembly and open stand. The items are new, but out of the box. So I take a look at the part numbers and figure out that the Sandsmart control board for the 22-44 is the same one as for the 16-32. So i go over there and take a look. When I get there, I realize the guy has mis-read the part number and it’s not the 22-44 setup, it’s actually for the 16-32. So I negotiate a bit and pick up the full conveyor and stand assembly.

Get home, unbolt the original Performax 16-32 conveyor, bolt on the new Jet version with Sandsmart and instant upgrade to near current edition 16-32 plus. Since I obviously don’t need two complete conveyor assemblies, I plan to try and sell the other one and the other base, so even offering good deals on the parts, I’m hoping to net out about zero for the Sandsmart upgrade, which would be a very nice plus for this whole deal.

So here’s a couple of shots of my frankenstein JetMax 16-32 plus.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......



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Mike_D_S

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#1 posted 08-16-2016 02:44 AM

Oh and I just realized that the extension tables aren’t shown in the pics. I have limited space in my garage and most of the stuff I do wouldn’t need the tables, so I took them off and stored them on the stand shelf. Each table attaches with two bolts, so it’s easy enough to remount them when needed and it narrows the storage footprint by about 20” with them removed.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 06:27 AM

Yep that qualifies…...U suck!

BTW Mike thats all in humour of course, .... I read your home profile and can only agree with your sentiments!

Need to add DO NOT under any circumstances use it without a dust collector!

-- Regards Robert

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Mike_D_S

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 12:30 PM

I know what you mean about dust collection, drum sanders produce some serious dust. I already have a 2HP DC unit that use, so the small unit was really just extra for me.

The rules of drum sanding:
1. It’s not a planer.
2. It’s not a planer.
3. Wear gloves when using the rubber abrasive cleaner strip if you like your knuckles where they are.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 03:11 PM

That is some fine horse trading!

The sand-smart is a nice feature (I just have the original not-so-smart) and those extension tables must be made of unobtanium given their retail price.

Nice upgrade!
Of course you’ll feel a little pain when you realize all of your belts are now a tad too short 8^)

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