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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 10-17-2015 06:16 PM 1127 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2015 06:16 PM

I have to admit, I bought the Delta 16-32 and it was the worst tool I ever bought. It would not stay calibrated and was a total nightmare. I know why they discontinued it.

Now I see this Powermatic and it looks real interesting. I like all the features, and it looks well made. I’m going to have to go see one at Woodcraft. I like the tool but afraid of getting burned again.

https://youtu.be/8rK1VvJ2eLQ

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#1 posted 10-17-2015 11:41 PM

Bones, I agree. I have a drum sander that I would like to replace. You should buy one and let me know how it works for you. haha

-- Art

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#2 posted 10-18-2015 01:50 AM

I’m thinking you should also look at the Jet oscillating belt sander I had the opportunity to play with and a David Marks workshop, It is a smooth and sweet machine. It’s the same price as the Powermatic but also has an oscillating drum. It’s worth a look

-- Ken

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#3 posted 10-18-2015 01:09 PM



Bones, I agree. I have a drum sander that I would like to replace. You should buy one and let me know how it works for you. haha

- AandCstyle

That’s mighty nice of you! I do want to take a good look at it. :)

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#4 posted 10-18-2015 01:21 PM



I m thinking you should also look at the Jet oscillating belt sander I had the opportunity to play with and a David Marks workshop, It is a smooth and sweet machine. It s the same price as the Powermatic but also has an oscillating drum. It s worth a look

- newwoodbutcher

Those are nice, but serve a diff purpose..

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#5 posted 10-18-2015 09:53 PM

Bones, you might also consider a Supermax. They also make a 25-50 model if you need the capacity. They aren’t quite a fancy as the Powermatic, but are lower cost. FWIW

-- Art

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#6 posted 10-19-2015 02:43 AM

Bones, how so?

-- Ken

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#7 posted 10-20-2015 03:33 AM



Bones, how so?

- newwoodbutcher

The new powermatic is a flat wide belt thickness sander, the other is for edge sanding. I’d love to have one of each if i could afford it.

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#8 posted 10-20-2015 04:34 AM


Bones, how so?

- newwoodbutcher

The new powermatic is a flat wide belt thickness sander, the other is for edge sanding. I d love to have one of each if i could afford it.

- bonesbr549

Jet does make an oscillating drum sander, not just an edge sander.

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#9 posted 10-20-2015 02:58 PM

I have some Powermatic machinery and have never had any problems with any of it. I don’t have a drum sander but when I can afford one I am going to definitely take a look at this one. Thanks for calling my attention to it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 10-21-2015 02:04 AM

Bones,
I’m confused, the Jet oscillating belt sander is the same belt sander and it oscillates. Am I missing something?

-- Ken

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#11 posted 10-21-2015 03:26 AM

Jet does make an oscillating drum sander, not just an edge sander.

Jet does actually make an oscillating edge sander

http://www.amazon.com/708447-OES-80CS-2-Horsepower-Oscillating-230-Volt/dp/B000BWENZK/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_9?ie=UTF8&refRID=0E56PY5ZEAYZC54QX9VV

As well as an oscillating drum sander

http://www.amazon.com/22-44ODS-Oscillating-Sander-closed-stand/dp/B001KQJFRW/ref=sr_1_20?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1445398003&sr=1-20&keywords=jet+drum

Two different things. The new Powermatic shown is a drum sander

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#12 posted 10-21-2015 04:36 AM


Jet does make an oscillating drum sander, not just an edge sander.

Jet does actually make an oscillating edge sander

http://www.amazon.com/708447-OES-80CS-2-Horsepower-Oscillating-230-Volt/dp/B000BWENZK/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_9?ie=UTF8&refRID=0E56PY5ZEAYZC54QX9VV

As well as an oscillating drum sander

http://www.amazon.com/22-44ODS-Oscillating-Sander-closed-stand/dp/B001KQJFRW/ref=sr_1_20?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1445398003&sr=1-20&keywords=jet+drum

Two different things. The new Powermatic shown is a drum sander

- copcarcollector

What are you getting at? I said that they make both….

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#13 posted 10-21-2015 06:06 PM

AZWOODY – Well, it looks like I jumbled your post when I read it. No worry, perhaps this is good info for others, I always like pictures!

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#14 posted 10-21-2015 06:53 PM

I have the Supermax 19-38 and use it all the time. I’ve never had any issues with it. http://www.supermaxtools.com/products-sanders/wood-supermax-19-38-drum-sander/

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#15 posted 10-21-2015 07:21 PM

I have one of the first Delta drum sanders and have not had any trouble with it (a fluke I’m sure). However, I no longer use it after having installed Shelix heads in jointer and planer. The finish surface with the Shelix is far superior to anything I’ve ever gotten with a drum sander—just like the surface has been planed by hand.

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