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Forum topic by bshort posted 03-23-2015 09:42 PM 1767 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2015 09:42 PM

Hello all. Long time lurker, first time poster. First off, I would like to thank everybody for all the things I have learned here at LumberJocks! I have only been in woodworking for a couple of years and the knowledge I have gained is much appreciated! That being said, I still know nothing! Maybe one day I will learn enough to give some knowledge back!

The question I have for everybody is… This weekend I bought a Ross drum sander. I got a great deal, I think. I have looked all over the internet and can’t find anything about it. Is it good? Is there anything I need to know about it? Is There a manuel for it? The only thing I know is the company is out of business. Thanks!

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#1 posted 03-23-2015 10:25 PM

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=4777

Current status is ‘dissolved’
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But I can’t help notice that it looks very much like the Woodmaster designs. Woodmaster being in Kansas City.
They may have bought out the Ross designs?? or certainly are familiar with them.
http://www.woodmasterdrumsanders.com/2675

Regardless – I half suspect they can handle parts etc.

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 12:04 AM

Thanks Dr. I appreciate it!

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 12:28 AM

Im betting it will be a decent machine for you. Not that much to go wrong with a drum sander set up. My biggest question would be how the belt is driven. We had a small direct drive motor on our Steel City dual drum sander and that was a bad design. How the belt is driven would be my only concern since having bad experiences with that on our past drum sander.

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 02:07 AM

Thanks Jerry. I’m not sure how it is driven. I’ll take a look tomm.

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 01:35 PM

My next question is how do i know what sandpaper to put on it and how?

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#6 posted 03-24-2015 04:00 PM



My next question is how do i know what sandpaper to put on it and how?

- bshort


Is there any on it now?
If so, pull it off and measure it.

Many folks buy sandpaper in 30 meter rolls. I have a Jet sander, and I just get the factory rolls, as I have not had to change it out much. It will take some digging, but get teh width and diameter of your roller, and the sanding guys like those at Klingspor or others can tell you what you need

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#7 posted 03-24-2015 07:35 PM

Once again, thanks Dr.!

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