Performax vs Delta wide drum sanders

I have been considering purchasing a wide drum sander for use in a home shop, for resawn veneer or highly figured panels which might chip out in a planer. ANy recommendations on the pros and cons of these (or other) models? I was looking at the Performax 16-32 or comparable size units which are about $800. Thanks. Jay
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I have the Performax, It's a great tool.
Dave

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Hi Jay, If you DAGS in the following you will see a lot of good info. Both machines are ok but they are not thickness sanders and from the posts I think you will see the Performax pulled ahead for a while but the new motor has caused some problems. Once I came to accept how little these machines take off per pass I began appreciate my Delta. Cheers, JG
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The biggest draw back to the Delta is that the table lifts for thickness adjustment. This becomes a problem if you use infeed or out feed supports for your wood. You will have to adjust the supports with each thickness adjustment.

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Had to make the decision myself a couple of years ago and chose the Delta.
As near as I could tell then, and have found no reason to say things have changed, both machines perform their basic functions quite well.
I chose the Delta over the Performex because I consider the fixed drum head design more stable, liked the versatility of the two speeds and, there is the ability to add a 4" pneumatic drum on the machine. It is an amazingly handing little option.
So, without taking anything away from the Performax, I've have no regrets about the decision.
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