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Loren

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#1 posted 658 days ago

Using a ROS doesn’t lock you into having a “perfect” flat panel. A drum
sander does – it has to remove all the high spots on the whole panel
before it can even start to do finish sanding.

A lot depends on your style of work. Drum sanders excel at finishing
small parts because they just roll off the conveyer into a box. With
bigger parts like board and panels if there is a high spot (as minor as
1/100”) the sander may hang up on it and jam, burn, tear the paper
off or start to turn the board sideways which can lead to the feed
belt shredding so you have to be right there to keep an eye on it.

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