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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 09-04-2017 11:35 AM 428 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rwe2156

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09-04-2017 11:35 AM

Looking for shop with 48” drum sander capacity in Jacksonville, FL area.

Thx.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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#1 posted 09-07-2017 02:07 AM

rwe2156,

One approach to locating a wide capacity sander in your area would be to contact Woodmaster Tools, asking for referrals in your area.

Woodmaster sells 50” MODEL 5075 single drum and MODEL 5075-X2 dual drum sanders. Their phone number is 1-800-821-6651.

I am not familiar with any other wide capacity sander manufacturers; though I am sure they are out there. If Woodmaster cannot help, perhaps another manufacturer would.

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 02:38 AM

if you are going to pay someone to sand a top, I suggest looking for someone with a wide belt, not a drum. You will get a better finish and it will probably be cheaper since they work much faster than a drum (less labor). I like Jbrow’s idea- look for someone with a Timesaver.

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 03:14 AM


if you are going to pay someone to sand a top, I suggest looking for someone with a wide belt, not a drum. You will get a better finish and it will probably be cheaper since they work much faster than a drum (less labor). I like Jbrow s idea- look for someone with a Timesaver.

- TungOil

Wide belts are the way to go for big pieces. However big wide belt sanding may cost a bit. For instance Hears Hardwoods has a 67’’ wide belt Time saver. They charge 300.00 an hour for sanding. Florida’s mileage may differ.

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rwe2156

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#4 posted 09-09-2017 01:13 PM

I know its belt not drum sorry whatever I’m looking for a source not to be corrected on the type of machine guys :-D

I’ve got a couple leads from local sources after this hurricane hits I’ll check them out. Funny thing last year I went to look at a cyclone a shop had for sale and they had a big belt sander but for the life of me I can’t remember where they were at :-/

Thx Jbrow, but I doubt if a company would give out that information on a customer (at least they shouldn’t)

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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AlaskaGuy

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#5 posted 09-09-2017 04:34 PM

“Thx Jbrow, but I doubt if a company would give out that information on a customer (at least they shouldn’t)” *

There are a number of companies who have programs that do just that. When you buy a tool you are asked if you want to participate in their referral program. I know the Felder USA and Wood-Miser does this.

It can be beneficial to all parties involved.

Instead of being negative it won’t hurt to give them call and see if they have such a program.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Loren

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#6 posted 09-09-2017 05:58 PM

In a city that size there’s bound to be a few
high-end shops at least that have a large
wide belt. Those machines can replace
an employee in a busy shop.

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rwe2156

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#7 posted 09-27-2017 02:00 PM

I called Woodmaster their referral system is for people wanting to buy a sander, not have something sanded.

I am not aware that Woodmizer sells a sander.

I am waiting for a reply from Felder.

Still checking with local shops and hardwood supplier. I’m sure I’ll find one eventually.

Didn’t mean to be negative I was having a bad day dealing with Irma and all.

Thx for the help.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#8 posted 09-27-2017 03:58 PM

For bench tops and other glue-ups of that size and weight, I use a custom millwork shop located in my town. A friend of mine acquired a section of bowling alley of the right size for a bench top and we carried it there. I don’t know how wide the belt is but I did notice that just the power feeder motor was 10 hp. It took them about 15 minutes to sand both sides flat and to bare wood, Most of that time was spent catching the top with a fork lift and then moving it back around to the infeed side for another trip through. As I recall, they charged something over $50 for the service.

I said all that to say that one kind of business you might contact is a custom millwork shop.

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