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Belg1960

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Guys, I need to get a 4” or 3 1/2” long by 2” drum sanding attachment for my drill press and wonder who makes the best unit? I would like to use sleeves as it will be used as a thickness sander for really thin stock. I build models as a second hobby and want to try and cut some of my own stripwood.
Here’s what I will use it for. Thanks for any help or input. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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bluekingfisher

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#1 posted 682 days ago

I’ve been aware of the process of using your DP as a thicknesser for small stock Pat but never seen the after market attachment shown in your initial post. It looks a handy bit of kit but can’t help on the best attachment I’m afraid.

David

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#2 posted 682 days ago

that looks like a nice set-up pat

all i’ve heard about drill sanding
is that it is tough on the bearings

but in small model pieces
that might not be to much of a problem

here is a harbor freight 4 set

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-quick-change-sanding-drum-set-35455.html

and a 20 piece set that is even cheaper

http://www.harborfreight.com/20-piece-sanding-drum-kit-42006.html

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Belg1960

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#3 posted 682 days ago

Patron, I really appreciate the input but the items you linked to are not to the specs I was looking for. I have a cheap set like that from Delta which works reasonably well but is only 2” long to make it worth my while and to match the precut pieces I need the dimensions mentioned above. Really was hoping for a 1/2” stem as to reduce the “wobble” as well. Pat

David, the video that accompanies the link shows an English company but iot looks like they only sell the type that excepts a sheet not a sleeve. I think this is needed to achieve some consistency at the thin stock required.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 682 days ago

Here ya go. Supergrit
I’ve bought 3”X6” drums and sleeves from these guys.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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