SuperMax 19-38 Combo Brush/Drum Sander

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Forum topic by Opps posted 04-06-2017 06:26 PM 549 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2017 06:26 PM

Any opinion greatly appreciated! It’s an expensive machine for my low volume use. Besides sanding I am working more with a lot of reclaimed lumber. The wood is so dry just touching it will give you a splinter. I am looking to maintain the natural tanning and coarse grooves but remove the dry splinter fibers. If it wasn’t for this I would just get the drum sander. The reviews are extremely split. What I seen was either (out of 5 stars) 4/5 or 1/2. So I am a bit hesitant to take the plunge… What’s your opinion?

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#1 posted 04-06-2017 06:54 PM

I have one for the past year and love it. I’m probably doing different tasks with mine but I find it so useful and can’t imagine being without it. I’m doing mostly small boxes. I know I did a lot of research before I bought mine and most everyone says the same thing, “I don’t know what I did without it”.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#2 posted 04-06-2017 07:21 PM

I got a chance to inspect one (not actually use it) at Keim lumber a couple weeks ago and while it does present a unique solution to a problem growing as a result of the popularity of reclaimed lumber, it was grossly overpriced for what you get, assuming it works perfectly. If you’re using enough reclaimed lumber to justify the cost then go for it. For my very low volume consumption of reclaimed lumber, a $3 wire brush works fine for me. If I really needed a powered brush, I’d likely make my own a little more robust and far less expensive.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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