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Forum topic by HappyManny posted 11-16-2015 05:38 PM 1654 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-16-2015 05:38 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am looking at buying a used drum sander, probably from craigslist and came across this old guy:

I haven’t been able to find much information on this model, other than it appears to be a build it yourself type of kit.

The seller is asking $95 and states it does not come with a motor for the drum, but has a motor for the conveyor belt already. He claims to have used it to build kitchen cabinets.

In your opinion is this worth checking out, or would I be better served by spending more on another sander? If anyone has one or has used one of these units, any input would be greatly appreciated.



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#1 posted 11-17-2015 12:00 AM

I’m wondering if that might have been built from a Gilliam kit. There was a question about a Gilliam bandsaw in LJ a few days ago. They made kits for bandsaws, table saws, shapers, etc. Aluminum (mostly) castings, plus bearings and knobs, and you supplied the wood. I’ve heard they may still exist, but I don’t believe they have a web presence.They advertised in all the woodworking magazines during the 50s and 60s.

Of course, that could be a completely home-made-from-scratch deal. In any case, the price is good, if it checks out okay when you go to try it out.

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#2 posted 11-18-2015 07:22 PM

Kinda looks like the FWW magazine plan version form the 80’s.
You can do a lot with one of these if it is built right. New versions are $1k+ so if you need one it would be worth a look. Usually the drum on these things is direct drive through a “lovejoy” style coupler. Probably 3/4 or 1HP.

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