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Forum topic by Gonecrazy posted 08-05-2013 11:43 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-05-2013 11:43 PM

I just picked this ryobi drum sander up for $70 … is it a gloat or not ? ... I never knew ryobi made drum sanders at one point all I know is that they dont any more ….. it works great and not in bad condition … I read the original reviews on it and the bad points were all pretty trivial to me ….. its the 1600 model … 16/32 sanding drum just for info

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 11:44 PM

I had the same one it worked good – but I hated the clips for the sand paper they suck. Do yourself a favor and convert it to velcro.

I sold mine for $375 a year ago- I say you did great!

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 12:37 AM

definitely a gloat. i got mine for $225 two years ago. and yes, the inside spring clip near the drum support is difficult to tension so it grabs the paper. i found using a “t” handle screwdriver, that i got from a WW rag, was just the right size to wedge in place so that when the drum was rotated, the spring clip opened. once the paper end was slid into position, i release the drum and the spring clip griped the paper. you might try contacting jet for the special purpose tool they include with their DSs that performs the same operation.

does that one have an OEM rubber drive belt or was it changed to the aftermarket sandpaper belt?

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

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#4 posted 08-06-2013 12:48 AM

it still has the rubber mat …. and the clip is the one main bad review ive read …. the other is a set up issue cause the mat only rotates while the drum is spinning … this is my first drum sander so i dont know how sustantial that is.

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#5 posted 08-06-2013 12:51 AM

Velcro is inexpensive conversion and will provide excellent results. can help.


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#6 posted 08-06-2013 01:19 AM

May I be the first to say

you suck
you suck
you really really suck

(with harmony to go along)

just teasing Nice score

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