Jet 22-44 drum sander -- Using different width abrasive rolls.

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Forum topic by Castlewerks posted 01-17-2011 06:28 PM 2578 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2011 06:28 PM

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Hello all,

I know that there are a lot of you out there with a Jet 22-44 drum sander and I’m hoping that you can answer a stupid question…. the 80 grit roll that is installed in the machine is 3-1/8” and there are a lot of you that buy non-pre-cut 3” or 4” rolls from other sources. If you are using a different size roll, how do you calculate the length to cut and the slope of the angle to cut?

If for example you stick with a slope of 15-3/4” as they recommend, start wrapping, mark the spot where the paper overlaps the drum on the opposite end and cut the same taper, the angle is correct in terms of aligning to the side of the drum, BUT the taper doesn’t line up with the fastening clips….that seems to be the trick. So it would seem that you need a combination of the right length and the right taper angles to attach into the clips properly. Unless I’m missing something which is very possible :-)

Also, does anyone prefer a 4” paper over a 3” paper? Is one less like to loosen/ slip on the drum vs. another?

Thanks in advance—


-- -Michael ( ) Groton, MA

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 08:39 PM

I’ve only just bought a 16-32 (last night) and haven’t even had the chance to see how it all goes together yet so I will be watching your thread closely. Good luck

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 09:22 PM

I do have the Jet 22-44 but so far I have only used the precut that I bought with the machine. I bought a fairly large supply when I bought mine. Have you tried asking the vendor where you bought it? I could call mine and ask as they are very friendly and helpful.

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 10:19 PM

A lot of people on this forum recommend for abrasive rolls… I called them and they told me that they didn’t know the formula for calculating the angle with different width papers and that I should look it up on the internet…

-- -Michael ( ) Groton, MA

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