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#1 posted 01-07-2013 10:36 PM

I think they are very effective.

I have a homemade v-drum sander. It is like an abrasive jointer. It is all I used to flatten cutting boards until about a year ago. I don’t think I have changed the paper on it yet except to switch grit once in a while. Velcro sandpaper seems to last much longer than normal sand paper and it is less likely to burn the wood.You can check my projects to see how many boards I have used it on.

Now that I have a big 5HP drum sander I use the V-drum sander less. I still flatten the bottom of my boards with it then use the big drum sander to thickness it.

I use 40 grit on the v-drum and 60 and 80 on the drum sander(it is a dual drum sander). Before I had the dual drum sander I used 80 grit on v-drum.

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