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Forum topic by Rick Dennington posted 01-05-2010 09:03 PM 1158 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Dennington

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01-05-2010 09:03 PM

Greetings guys:

I am looking for the owners of a Jet 22—44 Plus Drum Sander. I’m seriously considering buying this tool. I’ve read the reviews on it, and it sounds like the tool I need. I also was looking at the Delta X5 18-36 D.S. But—- after reading the reviews last week by the guys who own one(didn’t sound too good), I decided to “elpaso”

on it, and I’m a Delta owner through and through. But, there are some things you just have to pass on. Too much negative, and not enough positive answers. So——I’m after this one. Money is no object—I won the lottery( oh, if it were only true!). But I like the part about being able to run big glued-up panels like table tops,etc., that are 20” and wider.. So how about a little feedback from LJs on this tool. All comments welcome, and give me the pros and cons, please….. I will await your answers…........ Thanks. Rick D.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!


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#1 posted 01-05-2010 09:07 PM

This post just got screwed up when I posted it…..... don’t know what happened. Read the last part first, and the first part last…... crap.. Thsi thing don’t know how to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 09:23 PM

Rick, You have 60 minutes to change anything you want in your post by using the edit button…

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 09:34 PM

Ok…...... everythings ok now….. just ignore my second post. I think it’s right…..finally.

Kindlingmaker: Thanks….... I appreciate it. I forgot that I could go back and edit the post. But this is about the 3rd time it has did this, and don’t know why. If you write it right, it should post right,,,,,,,,Right? lol.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 12:34 AM

I thought I was the only one to goof up a post like that.

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 03:21 AM

I have owned a 16-32 for a little over a year and it runs almost every day. Some days it runs all day long. The 22-44 is just a larger version. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it. Everyone carries belts and parts for the Jet drum sanders. There’s not much that can go wrong with it.

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 05:08 PM

I recently purchased the Jet 22-44 drum sander. I am very happy with my purchase. I don’t think you will regret buying the Jet. pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 05:25 PM

Greetings ChiefK: Thanks for the reply on the Jet d.s. A couple of questions, if I may:
I’m looking to get the Jet 22-44 Plus, J64900k, with direct drive—- how do you like the d.d. if this is the one?
Or—- did you get the 22-44 Oscillating d.s.? If that’s the one, give me a brief background, please. I guess I forgot to specify which one I was after in my brief post.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 07:13 PM

Hi,
I am looking to purchase the Jet 16-32 and read many posts between the Delta 18-36. I have come to the conclusion to purchase the jet for a few reasons. Once I saw the construction and the way it felt I was convinced.

as with everything there are compromises.

The Delta can sand a larger thickness, but the Jet can sand shop veneers as thin as 1/32 so the spec says. The Delta moves the conveyor relative to the Drum, the Jet moves the drum relative to the conveyer. My co woorker has the Delta and he finds it very difficult to control depth of cut without overloading the motor. Also the balloon sander option on the shaft had so much runout it could not be used.

I see that JET is now offering an oscillating version of the larger model but price is $2200.

I think the Jet is your best move.

PT

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 07:30 PM

i would like to say i am in a position to buy one of these but sadliy i dont see it happening for quite some time, but that does not stop me admiring the sheer greatness of the Jet 22-44 osc i think it is worth paying extra for the os version but extras like this all depend on how much you will use the machine, i know i would like one of these and can imagine it being quite an important part of any workshop, here is a link to a youtube video from a major tool supplier in the uk demoing the model…

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 07:31 PM

Greetings PT: Thanks for the comeback reply on the drum sanders. I, like you was leaning towards the Delta. Too many negitives on it from other LJs. I also was thinking on the Jet 16-32, but I want a little bigger sander, like I said, to handle wider glued-up panels. i’m looking at the cabinet model. I don’t like open-stands… too much foot room, and the cabinet has built-in rollers for moving… I like that. If you get your’s keep me posted on how it does, or put it in a blog, or review. I’ll do the same. thanks again….......... Rick.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#11 posted 01-06-2010 07:49 PM

Greetings Paul: Thanks for the reply and the video on the Jet d.s. That is one neat dude, there. I don’t know—I may be leaning towards the 22-44 oscillator. I think I like it better than the 22-44 Plus, but haven’t seen a video on it either. I have the room in my shop for it, so that’s not a problem, either. Thanks again.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#12 posted 01-07-2010 05:17 PM

In December I went to a woodworking show to buy a drum sander. I settled on the Jet 22-44 Oscillating Drum Sander. While the Jet rep was writing up the order, I asked him is the oscillating feature was worth the extra money over the same sander without the oscillating feature. He told me not in his opinion. He explained the the company had been having problems with the oscillating sander. On his advice I changed to the 22-44 closed base sander without the oscillating feature. I can honestly say I am very happy with the sander. pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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#13 posted 01-07-2010 09:13 PM

Greetings Chief:

Just read your post, and thanks a bunch for the reply on the sander. The 22-44 sander was the one I was really looking at to begin with. I watched the video that Paul sent, and honestly liked the oscillating feature. But—if they are having problems with it, I’ll “elpaso” on it. I also like the enclosed cabinet, too.

By the way—- I lived in Memphis for 20 years before moving to Arkansas. They can have that scum-hole town….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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