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Blog entry by kaetamer135 posted 192 days ago 674 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m new to blogging; forgive my errors.
Was thinking about better dust collection for my Performax 16/32 sander. That 2.5 hole was wholly inadequate.
Decided to modify the top plastic cover with a 12×4” register box allowing direct connection to 6” ducting. Cut the hole, mounted the box, snipped the short ends to allow them to be bent inside the cover, drilled and screwed those “wings” down, and ran a length of heavy duty duct tape to seal all edges. Incredible difference. And yes, it’s time to change sandpaper…



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tomd

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#1 posted 192 days ago

How old is your drum sander ? I have a 16/32 Performax about 8 years old and it came with a 4” dust port.

-- Tom D

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kaetamer135

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#2 posted 191 days ago

No clue. Craigslist purchase 18 months ago.

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Howie

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#3 posted 191 days ago

Buy yourself a rubber eraser at HF and save yourself some money on sandpaper.
Looks like a good idea to me.My 16/32 has a 4”port already though.

-- Life is good.

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kaetamer135

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#4 posted 191 days ago

Never tried using a rubber eraser to revitalize sand paper. I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for the tip.

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Howie

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#5 posted 191 days ago

kaetamer135 they sell these and they are about 1-1/2×1-1/2×8. They work really good.

-- Life is good.

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