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Forum topic by Donna Menke posted 04-08-2011 08:28 PM 2158 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Donna Menke

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04-08-2011 08:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource sander jet 10 thickness drum used

I’m looking for a Jet 10/20 drum sander. I’m hoping someone is going to step up to a 16/32 and the 10” is in the way. They are so expensive new that I would like to find a good used one.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com


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Eric_S

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 08:39 PM

Take a look at these plans from shop notes. I was thinking about tackling this some day in the future.

http://www.shopnotes.com/plans/thickness-sander/

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 08:42 PM

Grizzly sells some smaller sanders if you don’t find the used unit you want.

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 08:44 PM

Thanks, Eric, but I’m not interested in building one, though I know it is possible. I have too much on my plate already. I have wanted one of these- or the 16/32- for years, but recently decided that I have really needed one a lot lately. Especially if I decide to make another harp. It would save me a lot of time and effort. Just hate to shell out $700 for one. Heck, my table saw didn’t cost that much- and I have a great table saw.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 08:19 PM

Donna

Grizzly has just introduced their new G0716 10” Drum Sander for $419

http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-Drum-Sander/G0716

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Donna Menke

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 09:58 PM

THANK YOU STEVEN!!!
Just the advice I needed, and just when I needed it! I did a bit of research and then went ahead and bought it. I could see no down side. Everything I read about Grizzly tools and this tool were positive comments. Got some extra sanding strips too, and even with freight and shipping it was less than my $450 limit. I’ll report back here after I’ve given it a work out. YIPPEE!!!

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Steven H

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#6 posted 04-09-2011 11:19 PM

Donna

your welcome

Someone here made a review
He said it needs to some tweaking on the convey belt but other than that its an excellent product.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1960

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Donna Menke

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#7 posted 04-10-2011 10:20 PM

Update- my first order was canceled because the unit is back-ordered until June 10th and I’d paid with PayPal. So I reordered with a credit card and all is well. It is OK that it won’t be here until later- I still have to get rid of an exercise machine that has been gathering dust almost since I bought it (used) 18 years ago. It is about to be reduced on Craigs List- see if someone is optimistic about using it.
It is a prime area of my shop, and I’m going to revamp, clean out and reorganize my shop asap. Actually looking forward to it.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#8 posted 04-11-2011 08:01 PM

Good for you Donna! I have personally been looking for a good deal on a used 16/32 for some time now, and the are few and far between.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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Donna Menke

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#9 posted 04-11-2011 08:48 PM

That is the problem, Bill- good tools are keepers and it is difficult to find someone who wants to get rid of them. The 16/32 is a very good machine, but I think the 10 will be big enough for 95% of my needs. Sanding flat on a belt sander is difficult- to impossible.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#10 posted 04-11-2011 08:50 PM

I’ve never seen a used belt sander on sale in my area. I keep checking CL for that $100 TimeSaver but for some reason, it’s never there :) I’m looking hard at this little machine. I’d be kidding myself if I thought I’d actually build one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Donna Menke

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#11 posted 04-11-2011 08:55 PM

Me too- I’d rather spend my time and energy building something- rather than making a tool. This is a pretty good deal. I’m expecting the price to go up- or the stand to be extra in the future, so that is why I jumped at this ‘introductory price’. In any case it is probably a very good machine for the money.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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cbd23

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#12 posted 02-10-2012 10:36 PM

Donna, have you tried removing the support plate on the open end of the 10” sander to sand wider pieces? If so, does it work well and sand the board flat or does it become unstable with the support plate removed? I want to buy one of these sanders, but want to make sure I can use it for 20” wide boards as well.

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Donna Menke

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#13 posted 02-12-2012 04:05 PM

I would not modify the machine in any way. I see that it would be easy to remove that plate- but it is there for a reason and I’m certain that removing it is not recommended. I’ve known of people who have open-ended drum sanders and they were not thrilled with the results in sanding wider boards.
I have not used the tool much- just once for about 1/2 hour, but I like it so far. Worked well right out of the crate. Seems well made- very substantial- lots of cast iron. I’m glad I bought it at such a good price and hope I have more need for it in the near future.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#14 posted 02-14-2012 03:14 AM

Donna—what is the thinest it will sand 1/16?

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Donna Menke

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#15 posted 02-14-2012 02:36 PM

1/4”

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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