Supermax 19-38 or Jet JWDS-1836 Drum Sanders

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Forum topic by Durbs75 posted 03-10-2017 02:14 AM 1469 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2017 02:14 AM

Good evening All!! I am in the market for a new drum sander and I have narrowed it down to 2 specific drum sanders. I am debating on the Supermax 19-38 or the newly designed Jet JWDS-1836.

I have read numerous reviews including here on LJ’s and other websites on the Supermax 19-38 and all or most seem to really like these machines. I am also seriously considering the newly designed Jet because supposedly the tracking issues are addressed on these machines and other improvements have been made. There are not many reviews on the newly redesigned Jet models (16-32 or the 18-36) and I was just curious if anyone has the newer Jet models and if so what do you like or dislike about the new design changes. There is only a $2 difference in price so it comes down to best performance!!! Thanks and have a great evening!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#1 posted 03-10-2017 02:44 AM

I have no experience with the Jet but I do really like my 19-38. I will tell you that if you purchase it from ACME tool you won’t pay a shipping charge or sales tax. I have no affiliation with them but they’re the best outfit I’ve ever ordered from.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#2 posted 03-10-2017 02:55 AM

I also have the 19-38, got it from ACME Tool. I used it 10 times today, changed paper between grits, 2 or 3 times. Works like a champ. I have had mine 3 or 4 years.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 03-10-2017 04:17 AM

I’ve used the jet in a class, it worked well. Had an ocilating drum, $2,500. I bought the 19-38 last year use it daily and highly recommend it

-- Ken

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#4 posted 03-10-2017 12:00 PM

I’d go 19-38, in fact I will later this summer.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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