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reviewing WEN's take on the dic/belt sander clone

reviewing WEN's take on the dic/belt sander clone

01-11-2019 07:11 PM by Zonker | 2 comments »

I bought the WEN 6502 4×36-Inch Belt and 6-Inch Disc Sander with Cast Iron Base in October as a “Shop Warming ” gift to myself. I found this style to be the most versatile set up general shop use. I looked at 4 or 5 different brands that are all pretty much the same tool with a different coat of paint and went with the WEN on the grounds of price point. For what it is (a hobbyists general purpose sander) I’ve found it to be a pretty good tool. The packaging held up to ...

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Variable speed belt sander may revolutionize shop

Variable speed belt sander may revolutionize shop

12-26-2018 09:33 PM by NoSpace | 2 comments »

I’ve bought several tools in the last couple of months, and if I had to pick the tool that has made a greater improvement in my output than any of the others it would be this belt sander. I’ll forgo the unhappy circumstances that brought me to buy the sander in the first place—it was a desperation purchase, not a fun shopping adventure purchase. I’ve never even considered getting a handheld belt sander because I have a stationary belt sander that I refer to as my pr...

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Drum Sander

Drum Sander

10-25-2018 12:52 PM by Jarrhead | 6 comments »

Been wanting to add a drum sander to the shop for many years. Shopped hard for a decent used one on craigslist. There were some options out there in the used market, but they were either too big for my needs, or too expensive for their condition. I finally got prodded to take action by a project I started that involved some spalted wood. I found some gorgeous spalted tamarind for the carcase of a jewelry box I am making. Unfortunately, because of the spunky nature of the spalted wood, no...

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Grizzly 6"x80" Edge Sander, It's worth every cent

Grizzly 6"x80" Edge Sander, It's worth every cent

09-11-2018 08:05 AM by WoodenDreams | 5 comments »

This Edge Sander is a bench top model. I choice this instead of Floor Model so it would have wood storage under it, with my limited space. This sander is mounted on a 24” high bench. To help with dust collection I taped some construction paper to the inlet area. This extended the dust collection area. If I need more of the belt available I untape it and retape It back up. I keep in stock extra belts (2 each of 80, 120, 180 & 220 grit). The belts only takes less than a minute to chan...

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Busy Bee Vs. Canadian Wood Worker Drum Sander

Busy Bee Vs. Canadian Wood Worker Drum Sander

07-05-2018 02:42 PM by Joinerjordan | 4 comments »

We put these two Sanders up against each other to duke it out. It seems as though the little guy works faster than the Mac Daddy drum sander, which could be due to the mechanics push/pull of the machine itself. Anway, have a look for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox-dQC4t47c&feature=youtu.be and let us known what you think in the comments section. Thank you for your time!

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Great Belt & Disc Sander for the Price

Great Belt & Disc Sander for the Price

06-28-2018 10:15 AM by Dan Thomas | 10 comments »

The bottom line is, as the title says, this is a great belt & disc sander for the price. I’ve had it for over a year, and have absolutely no issues with it. I highly recommend it. I have a full review on my YouTube channel, including my low-tech dust collection accessory, and information about the dust port size. View on YouTube

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30" Flatmaster Sander In Reverse and Using a 3400 RPM Motor

30" Flatmaster Sander In Reverse and Using a 3400 RPM Motor

04-02-2018 02:47 AM by Kelly | 6 comments »

I was experimenting with a cold when my Flatmaster arrived, so I was slow getting to the game. The unit arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. When I removed the top, I noted a place which had been miss-drilled, but it doesn’t hurt anything or affect the cosmetics. If anything, it serves as a reminder I helped another little guy. I did get the motor mounted and wired with a temporary switch (a household switch) and was able to get the unit going and test drive it a lit...

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Supermax 1938 Review - 4.5 out of 5 stars in my book.

Supermax 1938 Review - 4.5 out of 5 stars in my book.

03-29-2018 05:01 PM by BobLove | 7 comments »

I recently bought the Supermax 19/38 drum sander. This is my first drum sander and I have to say that I’m really surprised by how much I like it. The main purpose was for sanding thinner panels for scroll saw work. My wife likes to scroll saw and when she saw a demo on one she wanted one so it was a win win decision. My original concern was it only being 120volt sander. I don’t really have a shop and the one circuit in the garage is already taxed especially if I use my du...

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Jet 16/32 review

Jet 16/32 review

03-13-2018 11:00 PM by eflanders | 5 comments »

It’s a rarity that I buy any machinery brand new but alas I have done so in buying a Jet 16/32 sander as a birthday present from my 84 year old mother. I’ve been very guilty at looking at reviews, but never writing them so here goes: I bought the unit from an online dealer (who I think errored in their ad) but allowed me free freight, plus a 10% off coupon on their sale price. So the bottom line price was awesome! The unit was in-stock and thus it was shipped the next day. ...

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Wow, what a great tool!

Wow, what a great tool!

02-25-2018 06:25 AM by copythat | 14 comments »

I bought the Supermax 19-38 drum sander with optional casters and folding infeed/outfeed tables during Black Friday. It was delivered on a pallet in multiple boxes and looked to be well packaged. When I opened everything up, there was no damage at all. That is always a plus! I set the machine up as per the instructions and found the process to be painless but slow. Also, it is heavy and I’m not in the shape I use to be so it was a bear to lift it onto the stand. I used the sander for...

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