|Forum topic by againstthegrain||posted 04-22-2008 04:37 AM||4475 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
04-22-2008 04:37 AM
OK, so the story goes like this . . . I own a Performax 16-32, and I hate it. It has seen very little use since I owned it. Not that I haven’t ewanted to use it, but I could NEVER get it aligned to the point that I was happy with it. It sits and collects dust. (Saw dust that is)
So I decided two weeks ago, that I was NOT going to be beaten by a tool. Time to refurbish, and align it . . . AGAIN! I ordered a new conveyor belt and new ceramic guide blocks. I read EVERYTHING on the net in regards to aligning the drum parallel to the table. Away we go . . . . almost six hours later . . . I’m beaten. The Performax is going up for sale on Craigslist tomorrow, and I am going to start researching manufacturers for a NEW DRUM SANDER.
So, lots of reading on the net. I discover Woodmaster. Lots more research, and I am liking what I am reading about the company and the machine. I am looking at their 38” single drum unit. So, I go to order their free DVD when I look at the address of the company and discover that they are in Kansas City, about an hour from me . . . well . . . FIELD TRIP!!!!
I just got back from touring the manufacturing plant. The tour was given by the President of the company. Now thats costumer service. I couldn’t believe that short of the screw rods, the machine is completly bulit here in Kansas City. I was able to watch them being buit. Tried one out in the showroom as well. AND, they offered me a great deal on a unit.
I am loking forward to buying one in a few weeks. It was a blast to see the machnes made, and great to know that IF I need service, they are just down the road. I will post a review once I make the purchase, and add another 30 AMP 220 to the shop. Good thing I installed a 200 amp service. My 220V machines are growing quickly. Blesings!!!
-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.