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Supermax new 16-32 sander

Supermax new 16-32 sander

11-25-2017 06:34 AM by Woodmaster1 | 8 comments »

This is an awesome drum sander. The only assembly required was to assemble the stand to put it on. The extension tables are an extra but fold down when not in use. The extensions were easy to attach an adjust to level. I have used it for about three weeks and put it through sanding end grain cutting boards to making .054 bands for boxes. The innovation of adjusting the drum quickly up and down with a lever is fantastic. No more cranking the handle a turn at a time to adjust the height.

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Central pneumatic air sander

Central pneumatic air sander

11-22-2017 02:49 AM by Jacksdad | 2 comments »

I bought this sander at Harbor Freight for about $30, it works great for sanding bowls. It comes with sandpaper that you should just throw in the garbage, I use the New Wave brand of paper from Woodcraft, it a wave shaped paper so it doesn’t cut grooves in the bowls when it’s working the inside of the bowl. I have a 12 gallon air compressor and it can keep up if i only sand about 3 to 5 minutes. The only problem is the exhaust blows cold air on your hand.

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 My Review! DEWALT DWE6401DS 5-Inch VS Disc Sander with Dust Shroud

My Review! DEWALT DWE6401DS 5-Inch VS Disc Sander with Dust Shroud

11-18-2017 06:21 PM by richardchaos | 4 comments »

last week I got my DEWALT DWE6401DS 5-Inch VS Disc Sander with Dust Shroud I ordered via Amazon as it was $25 cheaper that Lowes. It came as you see even with a wrench (Not pictured) to change out padded head. Keep in mind I have been using an very old DeWalt drill with a Plastic Sanding disk attachment for the last few years. I would regularly set up my desalt drill with sanding disc crush it in my vise and use it as a poor mans Stationary Disk Sander… If any of you have se...

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 DELTA 31-484 OSCILLATING - TILTING SPINDLE SANDER -UNBOXING AND REVIEW

DELTA 31-484 OSCILLATING - TILTING SPINDLE SANDER -UNBOXING AND REVIEW

11-05-2017 06:38 PM by Ryan Nicholson | 11 comments »

I purchased a Delta 31-484 1HP Oscillating -Tilting Spindle Sander from a Delta dealer on EBay. I chose this model because the spindle tilts on a trunion instead of the table having to tilt. Also the gear box runs in an oil bath which is super quiet and should last many years. Delivery went smooth and the machine was undamaged so I signed for it and welcomed the 400 pound monster into my shop. Over all, the fit and finish of the machine is good. The cast iron table top was dead flat except ...

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POOR SERVICE AFTER THE SALE

POOR SERVICE AFTER THE SALE

10-09-2017 02:08 AM by cabo | 36 comments »

I did a lot of research before buying a sander , Some of the thing I wanted in the sander was , I wanted a Double drum sander , Pay a little extra now to save time later , Next I want it wide to sand 20 -24 wood panels, and at least be able to sand 6-8 thick or deeper , it case I wanted to sand a box or something, and a descent price ,so it came down to the Delta 26 inch wide 31-481 or the grizzly 24 inch model well I thought I done a lot of research , but I didn’t , I find any revi...

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Great little belt sander for the money

Great little belt sander for the money

09-15-2017 06:44 PM by papadan | 25 comments »

The Harbor Freight 1” X 30” bench top belt sander seems to be a pretty good machine. Well built and designed, it is easy to set up and use. Works equally well on sanding or grinding metal and wood items. The belts are reasonably priced and hold up quite well in use. The price of this machine is $54.99 and with the 20% coupon I paid $43 and change. I did rate this machine with 4 stars instead of 5. While it is easy to use, easy to change belts, and the dust collection works pretty...

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EC 125/3 EQ

EC 125/3 EQ

08-09-2017 07:11 PM by agallant | 15 comments »

There was a point in time when I thought Festool was the most ridiculous thing out there. I mean who can justify a $385 sander that requires its own special sandpaper which also has a premium price. I loathed Festool and thought anyone who bought them were either Tom Silva or a Rhinestone Wood Worker. Then I needed a track saw. Looking at the three options in the US I eliminated the Dewault due to design and was going to go with the Makita until I read about all of the people who said they...

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At Last I have a Drum Sander

At Last I have a Drum Sander

07-07-2017 05:27 PM by jaxx | 3 comments »

Its been a long time since I posted a review however, my woodworking is still my passion. In order to make quality projects the need for accuracy increases , start with flat and square timber and you are nearly there especially at glue up time. So after months of thought and research I decided on the 3156 drum sander from Lombarte Spain. 560mm wide drum 132mm diameter 2hp motor c/w wheeled stand and table extensions For sure its Far East made and near exact to the Jet 2244 however n...

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From Rant To Rave in One Night

From Rant To Rave in One Night

07-05-2017 02:17 AM by papadan | 13 comments »

Diablo has come out with a new product for sanding. It is called SandNet and fits 5” ROS. These are screens with Aluminum oxide grains. The sandnets come in a package of 10 with a mounting pad. The pad fits onto your sanders hook and loop pad and the sandnet disc fit on it. they claim these disc last as long as 10 regular sanding disc and they are washable and non clogging. The SandNet disc works on wood, metal, paint, Plastics, or any solid surface. They come in 80, 120, 220, 330, and ...

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Bosch 1250DEVS 6-1/2-Amp 6-Inch Random Orbit Sander

Bosch 1250DEVS 6-1/2-Amp 6-Inch Random Orbit Sander

05-12-2017 08:27 AM by Ken90712 | 19 comments »

I make a lot of cutting boards over 300 thus far. I have always kicked around getting a 6 inch sander. I have 3 different 5” sanders and tons of 5 inch sandpaper. I kept hearing that a 6 inch has roughly 44% more surface area than a 5. I was looking at the Bosch and the Festool. Blondie gave me the green light on the Festool even with the 580 price tag. For some reason I just couldn’t do it. Maybe I’m afraid of the addiction that will come from it LOL I got my Bosch o...

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