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JesseTutt

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634 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question sanding storage of sanding paper performax v-drum sander drum sander

Anyone who has a drum sander (Performax, Jet, V-Drum, etc.) has long strips of sandpaper in various grits. Mine are 6+’ in length by 3” wide.

I am looking for a good way to store the strips and the rolls I cut them from. Currently, I roll them up and use rubber bands. Then I throw them into a cardboard box.

Has anyone come up with a better way?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri


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RetiredCoastie

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#1 posted 634 days ago

Jesse That’s pretty much what I do with my rolls but I keep them in a drawer in my cabinet. Some have made a box with cubbies that attach in the legs. I was going to do that but it’s just another place for saw dust to collect. You could put a cover over it I suppose but I think the cardboard box is the better way to go. I’ve found that I only use a few grits and I can usually get a lot of life out of my belts so I don’t change them often and I clean them after every use and I always scrape glue joints before I sand the wood which glue is the worst thing for the sanding belts.

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#2 posted 634 days ago

coffee cans.

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 634 days ago

Cardboard box.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 634 days ago

I buy mine in the large rolls and store them on a 3 ft length of PVC pipe underneath a wall hanging cabinet in my shop. When I need to cut a new piece I roll out a length straight on to my worktable and use the previous piece as a template. Works great… When I cut extras I wrap them with a rubberband and store them in the cabinet under my drum sander.

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#5 posted 620 days ago

When I buy them they are rooled up and in thin cardboad boxes ,so why not store them the sae way.in a dry a
place.

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patron

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#6 posted 620 days ago

i’ve read that a good way
to get the same size and angle
is to make a 1/4” ply template
from one that fits good
and use it to cut all future lengths and angles

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