drill press drum sander?

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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 10-08-2012 12:26 PM 6333 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2012 12:26 PM

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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

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#1 posted 10-08-2012 12:33 PM

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.


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#2 posted 10-08-2012 12:39 PM

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

and a 20 piece set that is even cheaper

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#3 posted 10-08-2012 03:05 PM

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.

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#4 posted 10-08-2012 03:31 PM

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

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