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12-09-2009 07:46 AM
I am very happy as I just wrapped my 26” drum sander in hook and attached some loop backed paper. It worked perfect. I am so bummed I did not do this right at the beginning of owning this machine. It works so much better now with the h and l sand paper. I think the paper will stay on longer and might even last longer. I sanded a panel quicker and with no signs of loosing the paper, it was awesome.
Honestly, I had been having problems with keeping the sand paper on the drum. So far I have done two full kitchens with our new drum sander, the last kitchen featured 58 panels total and it turned out real nice. The sander sure flattened the doors nicely but I still struggled along with keeping the sand paper on.
I think the big difference (besides the fact I felt my right side clip did not hold paper very well) is that without the hook and loop, the paper is being pinched between the drum and wood which caused more stress on the paper and was sure to tear and wear out my paper quickly. It would very quickly get loose on the drum and after just a few passes I would hear a clicking sound (because the paper was loose) then I would have to stop and re load the drum to ensure the paper did not tear off completely on me. A major pain! But with the hook and loop, the paper raises off the drum so it is not being pinched between the drum and wood. Much less stress on the paper and thus it should be better and last longer. I put it through the paces for 30 minutes straight trying to push it some to see if I could get the paper to loosen or maybe rip and nothing happened except for nicely sanded panels being completed. It worked great and now I am anxious for my next 50 door kitchen job in the near future.