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Forum topic by OhValleyWoodandWool posted 05-14-2014 11:49 PM 423 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OhValleyWoodandWool

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05-14-2014 11:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sander sanding jet performax

Hey all. I just picked up a used Jet 10/20 drum and I am wondering about optimal feed rates, grits and the depth of each pass. te users manual was quite uninformative on this subject, it just said try it with different speeds. I was hoping not to have to reinvent the wheel and rely on te experience and wisdom of other LJers.

Thanks
Doug

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 12:34 AM

Doug, VERY light passes (especially as you get to finer grits) is the rule. I don’t go finer than 120 as I seem to always get burning at finer grits. Feed rate is less critical than light passes and I usually run mine about 2/3 of max speed. I hope your feed belt tracks better than mine. I have fought it ever since I bought it new. And Jet’s tech support was no help.

Very light passes= about 1/8 turn of the crank

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 05:31 AM

I agree with the light passes and slow feed rate. I did have issues when using 80 and 120 sandpaper on curtain types of wood. I had maple boards with scratches that I couldn’t sand away. I’ve been using 220 grit after the planer and have been getting good results.

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