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Forum topic by RetiredCoastie posted 02-18-2011 04:58 AM 4275 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2011 04:58 AM

I finally got my bonus today so I bought the drum sander I’ve had my eye on which was on sale this month at Woodcraft. Assembly was very easy and the drum was factory set perfectly level with the feed belt. It works absolutely perfect. With the dust collector hooked up there is absolutly no stray sawdust. The tool was packaged very well. I realy like the quality of JET tools. I was going to build one but I wanted one that would give me some flexibility as far as width of object to be sanded vs tool footprint. Now for some cutting board construction.

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 05:01 AM

I’m happy to see you so happy ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 05:07 AM

Good looking machine, enjoy!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 05:20 AM

I bought this same model last fall that was slightly used for $200 and I absolutely love it! Makes sanding large surfaces much painless and making precision thickness perfectly.

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 05:25 AM

Congrats! One day I’ll get one!

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 03:53 PM

WooHoo. Congrats.
They are expensive, but if you like yours half as much as I like mine, you will be one happy fellow.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 02-20-2011 04:43 PM

Big congrats on the purchase !!!

It’s an exceptional machine.

I just keep finding ways to use mine.

The only thing I’ve ever wanted it to be is …. bigger ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 02-20-2011 04:55 PM

I have one and just love it. Congratulations on your new baby.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 02-20-2011 05:00 PM

Sweet looking tool,how well does it do when you sand a 32” piece?

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#9 posted 02-20-2011 05:29 PM

You’ll love the speed and ease of flattening panels, handsawn veneers, cutting boards, etc. I have the 22-44 and love it, use it more and more. Try Supergrit for bulk paper that you can cut to size. Saves some $ over buying the Jet precuts, especially at Woodcraft. I was there yesterday and choked at their prices for the Jet paper.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#10 posted 02-20-2011 06:57 PM

Thanks all for your responses and thanks Gary for your tip on bulk paper I’ll look into it. I did just purchase a box of 4 pre-cut rolls of 220 grit from for $29.20 including shipping.

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#11 posted 02-20-2011 07:20 PM

Congrats on you great new toy enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 02-20-2011 07:30 PM

Thanks Jim I certainly will, after I build the wife a cabinet for the laundry room I’ll be building a few cutting boards and then get started on some segmented turning where this baby will be indispensable for both of those tasks.

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