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lumberjoe

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563 days ago

Good deal or pass? I’m going to try and get it for 50$, but I don’t even know what to look for. Has anyone ever used one of these before?

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts


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Dusty56

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#1 posted 563 days ago

I have two of them….if you can get it for $50 , you’ve got a nice drum sander on your hands .
Looks like the feed belt is destroyed on that one , but make sure the feed speed control works and the clips that hold the paper to the drum aren’t broken unless you plan on converting it to hook and loop. Karson also has this machine and has done the H&L conversion to it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 563 days ago

The feed belts on mine are like rubber versus what appears to be sandpaper (like my Delts X5 drum sander) on this one.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 563 days ago

Least expensive feed belt I could find at this time.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/310525838971?_lwgsi=y&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

I’m sure that you could have one made out of the sandpaper material for less. Size is 16”x43”.
Just one source here, Joe.
http://www.industrialabrasives.com/drive-belt-for-delta-18-drum-sander-120x-01595-p-1632.html

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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toolie

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#4 posted 563 days ago

for $50, it’s worth taking a leap of faith on it. if it runs, buy it. i got mine of CL for $225. if that one were near me, i’d by it if only to resell it for $250 -$350.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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lumberjoe

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#5 posted 563 days ago

That’s kind of what I figured. Worst case scenario I can use it for a home built drum sander.

Dusty, thanks for the info! When I hear back from the seller I may hit you up for some specifics

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 563 days ago

as long as the motor turns the drum, I think it’s a steal.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 563 days ago

You’re welcome and I would be glad to help you if I can with any details.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 563 days ago

That thing has a 16” wide drum? for $50? I’ve already got 2 drum sanders and I’d buy that one if it runs.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lumberjoe

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#9 posted 560 days ago

It’s been a few days with no response from the seller, so I am not keeping my hopes up. I really wanted this thing too!

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 560 days ago

I haven’t seen it listed on CL for a few days now. Been meaning to ask you if you got it or not.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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lumberjoe

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#11 posted 559 days ago

I wish! This is one CL find I am disappointed I wasn’t able to score.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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leftyprs

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#12 posted 523 days ago

I bought this same model sander in great condition for $80 a few months back. It has the nicer rubber belt, and the thing runs like a top! If you come across another one in decent condition for less than $200, don’t hesitate! You can still finds most, if not all parts, for this model fairly easily. I’m actually building a stand for it this weekend. A wonderful tool to have in your shop!

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TimBrown

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#13 posted 499 days ago

It’s a great drum sander. We’ve given ours quite a workout. The on/off switch has been problematic on ours (probably wind up replacing it with a toggle), and our latest problem is a gear on the feed belt shaft….....has lost 5-6 teeth…..can’t find the stinkin’ gear anywhere! If anyone could help with this, it would be GREATLY appreciated! Love our sander, but this stupid little gear has us shut down.

TandN Guitar Repair, Waynesville, NC

-- "Anything that's worth cuttin' down a tree for is worth doin' right (Don't the Lord love a 2X4)!!!"

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 499 days ago

I’ve yet to have any problems with either of mine. : )
Hopefully I just didn’t jinx myself !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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cedarmoose

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#15 posted 499 days ago

Love my sander, keeps work’in for me. wish I could have gotten mine for 50 bucks

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