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 fo...
I can’t express how thankful I am for all the help in getting my sander’s conveyor running again. Living in the middle of nowhere, I was unable to find a vendor for the bridge rectifier within an hour of here so I ordered one (actually two) from China for $.99 plus $1.98 shipping. We received them yesterday. My husband soldered one on the circuit board this morning; we reinstalled the speed control; and it runs like new. We’re both do-it-yourselfers who will try anyt...
Drum Sander speed control repair #1: I need help to identify a component on speed control circuit board
My drum sander's conveyor recently quit. We were able (with help) to narrow down the problem to a component on the speed control. My husband said he is willing to attempt to solder on a new component (a new circuit board is over $240) but after considerable web searching, I have been unable to find one. It might help if I knew what it was called so I could more easily narrow the search. Here’s a photo. Can anyone tell me what the square, gray component on the lower left of the ci...
I made a short film documenting how I found and purchased a Woodmaster 718, UFO DC-101 dust collector, and overhead air filtration for $500. Craigslist can be a really wonderful tool for building your workshop on a budget. You just have to be patient but then be ready to jump on something if it comes up. Watch the story here: The Woodmaster 718 - A Story About Craigslist
I’ve probably seen every drum sander that’s been built and posted to youtube and other various websites. What I found was that most of them differ in size, design and power. I am starting my project next week. If you’ve built one I would love to hear the dos and don’ts you discovered During gather process of your build. To give you an idea of what on my mind here’s a list of things I’ve thought of. Nothing’s in stone here even though I’ve ...
Drill press drum sander jointer / planerI just had to… Ok I admit it, I am infected by the woodworm, it has bitten me and infected my brain.I am a woodoholic, a lost case, may the wood be with me. After building the drill press drum sander table I could not get out of my mind that it would be fun to make a planer top for it.No I did not need one, I have no idea if I will, but who cares!By the end of this blog, you will see that I now got one.Yes and it works.Shut up MaFe and start...
Drill press drum sander tablefoot powered oscillating. I just bought a oscillating spindle sander and this was ironically the thing that inspired me to make this little project…Why?Just for fun, but also to be able to use my Supersander with a flat surface and a fence for thickness sanding small parts. But basically I made it for the joy of making it. So material are MDF.First I cut a base and top that fits my drill press table.Think now I would have made it a little bigger if...
Supersanderanswer to so many LJ’s questions Hi guys’ girls. During these last years I have been asked again and again what was this drum sanding thing I often use for shaping. Last it was our friend Kiefer, Klaus that send me a email and here are my best answer. Ladies and gent’s this is the Supersander.Or just a sandpaper on a foam rim, placed on a plastic core.No magic just soft surface rotating sandpaper.And I love it.Even mounted it in my drill press at time...
One of the most favorite tools in my shop is my Performax (Jet) 16-32 Plus drum sander. I use it on almost every project. However, this power tool has one characteristic that has proven to be a great vexation to me over the last 15 years – the tendency to trip the motor circuit breaker while sanding. This one part blog describes my journey to find a solution to this problem. The 1 1/2HP Jet drum sander drive motor has a thermal circuit breaker rated at 15 Amperes. Exceeding this limit for ...
How to convert your Performax drum sanders 2 ½ inch dust port to a 4 inch for less then 5 bucks I have the older model 16 – 32 Performax drum sander like this one and at times it is a pain in the you know what with the belt always needing consent adjustment and keeping the machines drum head level. I really love the machine and what can be done with it.But it kicks up a lot of fine dust, my dust collector system works pretty well but as we all know it is next to impossible to ...
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