Delta Dual Drum Sander - Feed Tables?

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Forum topic by dcase84 posted 06-22-2016 02:05 AM 863 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2016 02:05 AM

I just picked up a Delta 31-481 (new) dual drum sander.

Extremely happy with it thus far, except, I can’t seem to find any infeed\outfeed tables. Short pieces run just fine, but I’m getting snipe on anything 5 foot or longer. If it comes down to it, I can just fab my own, but not really sure a mounting location.

Anyone see any tables out there?

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#1 posted 06-29-2016 03:36 AM


I am probably not much help since I do not own the Delta Drum Sander. However, I have a Woodmaster single drum sander. Before I added extension rollers, I was surprised that when I ran longer boards through no snipe was observed. I looked at the Delta manual, and while the troubleshooting section does indicate that one cause of snipe is the lack of outfeed support, the manual lists two other causes. These are 1) Pressure roller spring tension incorrect and 2) Drum height incorrect in relation to pressure rollers. Based on my no-snipe experience, perhaps one of these alternative explanations for the snipe will eliminate the need for outfeed support, at least for medium length lumber. But then, shorter boards you put through the machine exhibit no snipe so outfeed support may indeed be needed.

If these two causes of snipe are eliminated and outfeed support is required, I appreciate your problem. I saw no obvious place on the conveyor table where outfeed support could be added. One thought after looking at the exploded parts diagram might be to look at the way the outfeed conveyor roller is mounted. Perhaps longer bolts, washers, bushings, and some nuts could be used to both hold the roller bracket in place and act as a mounting point for some angle aluminum for the outfeed support. Admittedly it was difficult to see clearly whether this idea is even workable.

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