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Forum topic by toolanddieguy posted 02-16-2011 08:39 PM 770 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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toolanddieguy

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02-16-2011 08:39 PM

Anyone here own or have used one of these? Found one for $700.00 near me. Would like some input before I purchase.


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#1 posted 02-16-2011 09:22 PM

My main comment about drum sanders is they are slow. Dual drums
get you through 2 grits instead of one but they still are slow.

For some things they are just the ticket. In other situations, you won’t
save time trying to sand out dimensional and joinery problems introduced
by your other machines.

For doors and face frames for example, look very critically at the thickness
consistency you are getting off your planer. Better planers give more
consistent dimensioning from part to part. Also look at your joinery
methods and ask yourself whether you could make the joints more flush
than you’re getting now.

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 06:36 AM

My joinery skills are non existent atm. Woodworking has been something I just piddled in on occasion. I’ve only recently got more involved/serious about woodworking. I’ve just bought my first real table saw. I know I don’t need a drum sander especially right now, but don’t want to pass up a good deal.

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