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Forum topic by willhime posted 09-14-2016 07:22 PM 202 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2016 07:22 PM

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Beginning to piece together my parts for a V-Drum Sander build, I’m shooting for a 25” wide sanding capacity. I picked up a 220V 5hp 3450RPM motor for $20. I’m making the drum axel diameter 1”. Here are a few questions I have to get me started:

For the drive rod, I’m going 315 stainless steel 1×36”.
Should I get a smooth rod or a keyed slot rod?
I originally was going to get a smooth rod but wouldn’t that mean that I’d have to file certain parts flat for set screws?
If I get a keyed slot rod, would the slot comprimise the rigidity of the entire shaft?
Should I get a 2 step pulley so I can sand at 1725 and 3450 ?

I’ll probably have more questions as I go but I’m in the designing stages right now

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 04:19 AM

Look up flatmaster for the specs. They use a polycarbonatr tube for the drum. They recommend a 1/2 hp for the motor on the 24” model. The drum turns at 1725 rpm. All the info is out there if you know how to look. Why are you using stainless?

It’s already been designed…

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