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dustbunny

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05-31-2009 09:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sander sanding

Has anyone purchased or have any opinions on the StockRoom “V” Drum Sander ?

Here is the link- http://www.stockroomsupply.com/V_Drum_Sander.php

It looks like an affordable way to get myself a sander. The kit costs between $205 and $330 depending on the size, and I can build the unit to my own shop needs.

Thanks for looking,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com


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#1 posted 05-31-2009 09:12 PM

Don’t know anything about it but I will look into this myself.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 09:17 PM

Lisa, there’s a couple of the jocks that have those..they have mentioned them before. One had one for sale. You might try searching this site to get the info you want.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 09:20 PM

I forgot to mention, if you go to the link – click on VIDEO, then – DRUM SANDER DEMO
Sorry,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 09:24 PM

Watched one used at last woodworking show I went to. Looks like a good idea and should save a bundle of paper and paper change time. A buddy of mine is a part time machinest and is making something similar out of stock parts and self adhevise loop tape, hook side on paper. I’m gonna try building mine into an outfeed table because the paper sits below the surface when not in use. I’m excited about the idea but don’t have any personal experience using one.
Hope this helps, BTKS
OBTW, he’s buiding an extended shaft on his to put a second grit on the end. Not done yet, probably have to wait until well after planting season.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 12:31 AM

I bought one about 3 years ago and really like it. I built my own cabinet (the large floor standing one) and it works great. I just recently bought a new top for it to replace the one I made. If you do go this way, I would recommend you get their top. If you have the $$$ get the whole shebang from them made of metal. That’s the way to go. You still save 100’s of $$ over the other types of table. The paper lasts forever and it is reasonable to replace. Nice people to deal with too. One more thing if you can do it go for the 24”.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 06-01-2009 02:22 AM

Thanks for the info guys ! I’m gonna bite the bullet and buy one….soon.
Jack why the 24” I was looking at 18” being adequate ?

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#7 posted 06-01-2009 02:28 AM

I just favorited that site. I do need to go check it out. I really do need a sander like that. He probably stated to get the 24” because that is probably the average size for most projects. Would be for me.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 06-01-2009 02:35 AM

remember that this is a surfacing drum sander. its for cleaning up clue joints, surface sanding, stripping, it is not for dimensioning material which a regular drum sander is used for

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dustbunny

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#9 posted 06-01-2009 03:16 AM

Good point ! I have a planer for dimensioning, my thoughts for buying this one was just for the things that you mentioned, and sanding end grain cutting boards. I totally dislike sanding, the vibration bothers my hands and hand sanding is too tedious.

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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