I work out of my garage. Not in my garage but on the driveway outside
my garage. Everything is either on wheels or can be picked up and
placed on a portable table.
I've been casually looking at drum sanders. I think it would be my next
tool addition except my lathe and bandsaw etc take up most of my
available space for larger tools that I have on wheels. Everything else
from my little table saw and planer I can pick up and move.
Is there such a think as a drum sander that with a weight that it can be
picked up? Oh, and work worth effectively for small projects?
Well, all I am aware of is the Performax 20 inch drum sander (628900)
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But, if you have been looking at drum sanders, you have probably
already looked that one over.
It is not cheap and it is not particularly light at about 75 lbs.
Hmm. I forgot about that. I made one of these about 5 years ago when
the drum for the "V-drum sander" first became available. I have had it
in my basement ever since. I used it to make my bed slats, but I have
not used it really since I got my Performax. Probably should sell it
since it is just taking floor space.
Then I would go for a Performax or a machine similar to that. That is
what I use mine for, to get a smooth, consistant surface with a
I am in Ann Arbor, MI. I guess I would listen to offers. It has an 18
inch roll, floor standing, wheels and dust collection port. If there
is some general interest, I will post pictures.
the problem is the weight of the performax. I don't have the space.
Most of my tools sit on shelves and I take them down and carry them out
onto the driveway when I need them.
I was looking at a small Grizzly drum sander but even that is something
like a couple hundred pounds.
My gut feeling is that part of the reason a drum sander works - makes
nice even, consistent-thickness pieces - is because of its mass.
Therefore a drum sander that doesn't weigh in pretty heavy isn't going
to give a dependable thickness and surface.
But that's just my first thought and I haven't researched it.
On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 21:10:05 -0700, william kossack
How wide of a board? One way I've heard is to use a spindle sander
with it's largest drum and a fence. You're limited to about 3-4" wide
boards. Wide 1/8" boards tend to cup pretty badly anyway.
Rockler has decent pricing on thin stock, not as consistent thickness
as I'd like though.
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