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doninvegas

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08-15-2010 02:07 AM

I have been looking for a drum sander for some time now but could never come up with the money. I was looking at the Jet 10-20 at $650 the other day but I was afraid that I would out grow it. So, I was browsing Craigslist and saw a Performax 22-44 the guy was selling for $500. It’s an older model, about 10 years old, and it will take a little work to get it cleaned up. It needs a new in feed belt and a new shroud and maybe some new sandpaper clips. He’s got duck tape on the ends of the old sandpaper roll. It will need adjusting and such but besides that it is in really good shape. The guy hasn’t used it in 8 years. I’ll go online and get a manual and see if I can get the parts. Once I got it all done I’ll post pics. It’s too early to call this a gloat.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."


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#1 posted 08-15-2010 02:31 AM

That’s a great deal even with the money you put into it . I picked up a 16/32 used and replaced the hood on that . My local Woodcraft store was able to get me parts for it , the hood cost $10 . The only difference now is it has JET on it , I can live with that for ten bucks . They should be able to get you a feed belt and clips , I do know the belt for the 16/32 isn’t cheap , I want to say $60 but it could be more . Make sure you get the OEM belt , don’t get the Norton belts , they run small and don’t track right . I wish I had the 22/44 . Good luck with the restoration .

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 03:19 AM

I got the manual online. I checked anf the conveyor belt will cost abour $40. The dust hood is $102. so not bad. I haven’t found the clips yet.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#3 posted 08-15-2010 03:50 AM

You made a good move. I struggled like you and I have a 10-20. It’s a good machine, and I have the drum tuned so as not to gouge the wood if I’m over 10”, but a 22-44 is the best way to go. It’s so much easier and more accurate. I may sell mine and go with a bigger unit.

Drum sanders are a great tool that you don’t appreciate until you have one.

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

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#4 posted 08-15-2010 04:17 AM

Don, where did you find the belt for $40.00?
I am sure I paid close to $100 for my last one… wasn’t watching my tracking closely as I was finishing a job, and it pulled to one side and sliced the belt.

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

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 02:18 PM

I’m surprised the dust hood cost that much , where did you get a price for it ?

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#6 posted 08-15-2010 03:43 PM

Jusfine, I saw it on the Highland Woodworking site.
Jerry,
I got the price right from Jet. I’ll keeping looking. It is a lot for a piece of plactic.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#7 posted 08-16-2010 12:23 AM

Jusfine, I looked again on Highland and the coveyor belt IS $100. Don’t know what I was looking at????

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 12:57 AM

Thanks, I’ll check it out. I work on the sander today and it appears thay all I need is a conevyer belt, the dust hood and the inboard sandpaper retaining clip. That I have NOT been able to find. My model # is 638002. Is it the same as the Jet 638003 for this part?

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#9 posted 08-16-2010 03:44 AM

Woodcraft also carries the conveyor belts. The last time I replaced a part on my 16-32, it came directly from Jet. They have a parts phone number on their web site.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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#10 posted 08-17-2010 07:27 PM

I missed a 22/44 about a year ago for about 6 – 8 hundred dollars and have not found another since. Others I come across are fifteen hundred and up so you landed a great deal. I believe they go for about twenty three hundred now.

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#11 posted 08-18-2010 01:54 AM

This one is 10 years old and the guy told me he paid 2800 for it. Now if I could only find the parts I need. The conveyor belt will be about a 100 bucks. The dust hood about the same from Jet and I haven’t been able to find the inboard paper retaining clip jet. I Google the part numbers from the manual but nothing comes up.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#12 posted 08-18-2010 02:10 AM

Don, I will find my manual tonight and see if I can get you the part number from Performax. Will that help?

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

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doninvegas

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#13 posted 08-18-2010 02:14 AM

It should. I got model # 638002. The Jet 22-44 Pro is model # 6038003 I don’t know if most parts are the same.
Thanks.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#14 posted 08-18-2010 05:13 AM

Don, I checked and found the manual, but there is no parts list.

Mine is Model # 638G01 maybe an older model, and the serial number is 001917...

Want me to scan the picture of the part for you, or do you have it?

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

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#15 posted 08-18-2010 01:32 PM

I have it in my manual. Thanks

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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