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live4ever

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1122 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question wixey drum sander

Not being able to find any used ones available in my area, I think I’m going to be breaking down and buying a new 16-32 drum sander during the current Jet sale. Having just installed a Wixey DRO on my planer and wondering how I ever did without it, I’m curious about installing one on my future drum sander. Have any of you done this and found it useful/not useful? I imagine it takes a little bit of creativity when it comes to mounting…

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#1 posted 1101 days ago

So I got my sander and thought I’d bump this back up and see if there were any bites…

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

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#2 posted 1101 days ago

The product description says it will mount on just about anything. I’m planning on adding one to my planer but haven’t yet. As I can’t help you, I’ll just help bump.

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#3 posted 1101 days ago

Lol, thanks for the help bump Al…

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

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#4 posted 1100 days ago

I have one on a wood master sander and it works great. I stop planning about .020 to .040 shy of the final thickness and move to the sander. Just dial in the reading from the planer and away you go. Yes you have to be a little creative with mounting, but its not to bad. You will love it.

Les

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