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spaids

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06-22-2010 08:07 PM

I’m gonna meet the owner of this tool tonight. I think the price is good but I can’t find ANYTHING about this unit online. From the stand it appears to be very old. The closest unit that Jet has to this is a unit with two vertical mounting posts. You can see that this unit only mounts on one side.

What do you know about this thing?

Thanks
Spaids

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--


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#1 posted 06-22-2010 08:31 PM

I don’t know. There is possibly no dust shroud included.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 08:37 PM

its gonna make a LOT of dust.

-- jesse

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spaids

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 09:05 PM

Well yea I figure if the dust shroud no longer exists that I would have to make one.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 09:59 PM

Yes, I think it’s and old model. If I remember correctly, that’s the way they came, I don’t think they had a dust shroud. I could be wrong on that but I remember seeing one once that looked just like that.

You should run a wide board and measure with a calipers the thickness difference from one side to the other and find out how to adjust it.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 10:19 PM

I would have to be very certain that I could buy or make an adequate dust shroud that can be connected to a 4” dust collector pipe with lots of suction.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 06-23-2010 12:23 AM

Dang nabbit, I saw this on craigslist the other day, I forgot all about it! You can store it at my house until you get the dust shroud built, i’m in Ballwin!

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#7 posted 06-23-2010 12:36 AM

Based upon the amount of dust my Performax 16/32 Plus creates when I forget to turn on the dust collection, I would say that is gonna be one really dusty puppy!

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#8 posted 06-23-2010 12:43 AM

Looks like my 22/44, if it is, I have the same model.

It would have come with a heavy plastic formed piece that fits over the drum and has a dust collection port. You really need a decent dust collection system to make this work properly.

You can adjust the table, drum, and tracking with some patience and a few wrenches. Very well built units. I have had mine about 18 years, still runs fine.

Cheap for $300.00, and once set up, is very accurate.
The open side is made so you can sand double width of the belt, I have done 38” table tops with no problems.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#9 posted 06-23-2010 01:42 AM

I bought one used for about the same price. The dust shroud was present but in my opinion inadequate. I made one for myself from some snap-together ducting. Tapped the tabs that supported the original shroud so that the new one could be screwed down firmly rather than float (the weight of the DC hose made that impossible, which is probably why the original shroud was all sanded up.

Sander with shroud 1

Sander with shroud 2

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spaids

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#10 posted 06-23-2010 02:20 PM

Well its a done deal. I went by yesterday and the guy let me run a board through it and it seems to work very well. Is so quiet. I will have to make a dust shroud. My darn computer won’t let me look at your pics right now Jim so I’ll check those out tonight. Thanks guys. I’m sure my next forum post will be about setting up and using this thing. If it ever cools down enough to play in the garage.

Spaids

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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Jim Brown

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#11 posted 06-23-2010 03:30 PM

I can take a couple more and send them along if you’re interested. Looks like one of the links I posted didn’t work … try copying and pasting this one: http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3263/sander2.jpg

Sorry, I read the forum daily but as I seldom post, I don’t know much about posting the photos. Let me know if you want more info though.

And congratulations on scoring that sander!

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spaids

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#12 posted 06-23-2010 03:45 PM

Thanks Jim. I am not having trouble with your links its a server issue on my end that blocks imageshack. I will be able to view them later when I get online through a different ISP.

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spaids

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#13 posted 06-26-2010 02:49 PM

Jim,

That is the perfect solution. I’m gonna start bugging you now as I want to copy your shroud exactly.

Thanks a lot

Spaids

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#14 posted 06-27-2010 05:27 AM

I have a 22/44 Performax but mine must be even a bit older as it sits on a tripod type set of legs with casters.
Jim’s shroud set up looks almost identical to the plastic one the sander came with. It’s been a great workhorse for me, I had bought it at an acution about 15 years ago for $650. All I’ve had to replace is one paper take up spring and the feeder belt. For $300, think you got a deal.
Randy

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#15 posted 06-28-2010 04:39 PM

Mine also sits on a tripod. What I have learned is these units from back in the day were sold in pieces. The power feed belt, the stand, and the drum were all seperate pieces. The unit actually has 3 seperate manuals. Luckily the guy a bought it from was able to come up with all three manuals a few days after he sold it to me. I’m pretty happy to have the manuals even if they are pretty thin and general.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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