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Forum topic by iSawitfirst posted 05-26-2008 03:55 AM 769 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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iSawitfirst

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05-26-2008 03:55 AM

I’m considering biting the bullet and getting a drum sander. Since I have to keep everything mobile in my garage, I’m looking at Delta and Jet 120v machines. Can anyone make a recommendation?

Thanks

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GaryK

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#1 posted 05-26-2008 04:10 AM

Jet has bought out Performax apparently so I would go for the Jet. I have a Performax 22/44 and I use it for almost everything I do.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-26-2008 04:36 AM

i have heard wonderful things about the Performax to back Gary up.

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Bill Davis

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#3 posted 05-26-2008 05:08 AM

I’ve got the Delta 31-255x and it’s hard to imagine being without it. It’s great!

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Toolz

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#4 posted 05-26-2008 03:38 PM

I have the Performax 22/44 also and love it.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 05-27-2008 02:45 AM

I have a Delta 31-250, which is several years old. Don’t know the difference between it and the newest model, but I’ve been very happy with it. Use it quite a bit. Also, if you buy your sandpaper on bulk rolls, rather than precut, it will save you a considerable amount of money.

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Blake

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#6 posted 06-02-2008 12:07 AM

Make one.

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teenagewoodworker

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#7 posted 06-02-2008 12:15 AM

same as blake, performax is nice like i said but making one is much better

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#8 posted 06-02-2008 01:02 AM

I cut the discs for my drum today.
Plan on hitting Northern Hardware for pillow blocks this week.
I have most of the wood and MDF from prior projects so it looks to be somewhat inexpensive.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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