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Forum topic by turnkey47 posted 10-05-2013 07:10 PM 1250 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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turnkey47

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10-05-2013 07:10 PM

there is a performax 16-32 drum sander listed on craigslist for $450 which includes infeed/outfeed tables,mobile base and extra rolls of sandpaper..seller says this is a 1hp motor,hardly used and purchased new in 1999..would this sander be a good buy or one to stay away from as it is an older model??


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#1 posted 10-05-2013 07:22 PM

What do you expect a drum sander to do for you?

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#2 posted 10-05-2013 07:30 PM

mainly cutting boards

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#3 posted 10-05-2013 07:38 PM

Stay away….far away!
I bought one in ‘99 and had a lot of trouble keeping the arm parallel. In addition, the carrier belt began to delaminate and the knob that adjusted the belt speed just disintegrated.
I was able to sell it a few years ago and it brought $250.
I really needed a sander to flatten wide boards for face to face gluing and other chores, so I bought the “V” sander kit from Stockroom supply. No more hassles and I would highly recommend it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 10-05-2013 07:40 PM

No personal experience, but I was under the impression the 22/44 machine was the one to stay away from. Don’t recall any negative reviews of the 18/36.

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#5 posted 10-05-2013 07:41 PM

thanks for the info gene

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#6 posted 10-05-2013 08:09 PM

Consider a stroke sander.

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#7 posted 10-05-2013 10:47 PM

thanks for the replies…i think i will stay “far away”!!

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