|Forum topic by ScottKaye||posted 11-08-2013 01:22 PM||1304 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
11-08-2013 01:22 PM
As the title suggests, my new Supermax 19-38 will be delivered in a few hours. It will show up with 80 grit paper already installed on the drum. My question to you guys is what grits do you find useful on your drum sanders?
By the way, my friend showed me a method called trace coating made famous by Charles Niel in which you use an alcohol based dye that dries fast after the wood comes out of the drum sander and prior to using a ROS. The idea here is the light coat of dye provides a roadmap for you to sand with your ROS. It sits on the “hills and valleys” caused by the scratching of the drum sander. As you sand the wood with the ROS it takes away the “hills” first and shows you how much more sanding is needed until you the valleys disappear and that’s when you are done. Its quite affective, though very time consuming if you last used 80/120 grit on your drum sander.
Also do any of you use a coarser grit paper than 80 grit for faster stock removal (i know its not a planer!) and glue removal? I’m interested to hear what you guys that have drums sanders have to say. I’ll do a full review of the 19-38 after I’ve used it for a while!
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