Performax 24 inch dual drum sander

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Forum topic by redwoods posted 06-05-2013 04:12 PM 2808 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2013 04:12 PM

Does anyone have experience using a Performax SuperMax 25 inch dual drum sander and a preJet 16-32 and have any insights if the Performax SuperMax 25 dual drum sander is noticeably better? I have an opportunity to get a little used Performax SuperMax 25 dual drum sander for $1000, maybe less.


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#1 posted 06-05-2013 04:17 PM

2 drums is going to outperform 1 drum and a sander
with closed ends is going t be less fussy than a
open ended one.

You will still have to fuss with the paper tension and
the paper glazing and tearing.

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#2 posted 06-05-2013 04:31 PM

if its in good shape get it, I have the bigger performax models, and they are super

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 09:29 PM

properly set up a super max 25×2 is a superior machine. It can be used for dimensioning lumber the same a planer just not as fast. Parts for repair are readily available. The major things to look at are : main motor should be a 5hp, and the speed controler / feed motor. The 5hp can be bought anywhere, but the controler/feed motor are over $600 if they need replaced, and can only be bought through performax. I needed a feed motor for the one I had so I called leason and they refused to sell me a replacement. They said they had them, but it could only be bought through performax. also it has a bastard spline so it has to be their parts. My solution was to have my neighbor rebuild it for me. I end up selling it because it took a large footprint 4’x4’. If you are in need it is a great machine to have.
I sold mine for $900on a side note you will have to have a powerful DC because it will make a ton of dust. Mine had 1 4” port in the top. I modded mine to have 2 6” ports.
$500 – Gloat worthy
$700 – good price
$1000 – fair place to start

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