|Forum topic by SawdustTX||posted 09-03-2016 02:32 AM||544 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-03-2016 02:32 AM
I would appreciate feedback on the accessories for the Delta 18-36 drum sander. Just got the sander (picture at the end) and looking at the add-ons. I’ve read the many bad reviews, I’m aware, but see my explanation below and wish me luck! :)
50-389 Extension Wings – I’d really like to add these since the sander table itself raises and lowers to change sanding thickness, which means you can’t use fixed in/out feed tables. These wings mount to the table so they raise and lower with the table. Anyone used them have any feedback?
31-281 Long Extension Arbor – this is the arbor for outboard pneumatic sanding drums. Any issues I should be aware of? And, anyone used the arbor for other 1” arbor accessories? Specifically I’d like to mount a few 2” flap sanding wheels next to each other to create a 8” wide flap sander.
31-289 Dust Collector tray – goes under the pneumatic drum – does it really catch most of the dust?
31-265 3” Pneumatic Drum or 31-269 4” Pneumatic Drum. Thinking I’d go with the 4”, because I already have an oscillating spindle sander that handles smaller curves. The concept of the pneumatic is it can conform to shapes, but does it really work?
And any of you who bought and hate this sander (again – I’ve read the many posts), anyone have accessories you want to sell?
Here’s the story – found the sander at an estate sale. Test ran it for 5 minutes, smooth, quiet and the belt tracked perfectly straight. Guy wanted $350, got it for $250 including the mobile base – which he welded together using square steel tube instead of the wood 2×2’s. Nice touch. It’s an early model, Made in America, model 31-250, looks brand new. I’m aware of all the bad reviews and tracking issues. Pondered long about it even at that price. But given the alternatives (not having a drum sander at all) decided it’s worth the gamble. Once I use it a bit, I’ll let you know if it was a good idea or not.
Thanks for any feedback LJ’s!