Closed-Frame Drum Sander 2675 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Closed-Frame Drum Sander 2675

Woodmaster - Closed-Frame Drum Sander 2675

Woodmaster offers three versions of its closed-frame drum sander up to 50 in. wide.

$3,500 (As of 12/1/2000)

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Editor's Review: Drum Sanders for the Small Shop

by Roland Johnson

review date: December 1, 2000

A closed-frame machine is inherently stiffer than a cantilevered tool and will suit the heavier demands of a small, professional shop.

The Woodmaster is a smooth-running sander with plenty of power. It’s heavy and would do fine as stationary machines, although mobile bases are available. It also require a 220-volt power supply.

The Woodmaster uses a 10-gauge steel platen. The table is supported by four jackscrews that are synchronized by sprockets and chain. Although the machine was delivered properly tuned, adjustments can be made, if necessary, by fiddling with the chain and jackscrew sprockets.

The Woodmaster uses a two-ply monofilament, rough-top conveyor belt, the same belts used on wide-belt sanders. Conveyor speed is adjustable, from a crawl up to 16 fpm (feet per minute). The Woodmaster has a reversing switch for the conveyor motor, a useful feature when setting up initial depth of cut or if stock gets jammed because the depth of cut was set too deep.

The Woodmaster uses a hook-and-loop system for fastening the abrasive strip to the drum. An adhesive-backed hook strip is attached to the drum, and the abrasive strip is loop-backed.

Changing abrasive strips on the Woodmaster is a snap. Once the machine’s large top cover is off, there’s plenty of maneuvering room. It takes practice to get the strip started because the hook-and-loop material doesn’t allow minor changes in the angle of the strip as it is wrapped around the drum. Woodmaster recommends a wrap or two of filament packing tape on the lead end of the abrasive to keep it tight to the drum. In general, the hook-and-loop system seem to work very well.

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Editor Test Results:

Dust Collection Effectiveness N/A
Location of Controls N/A
Vibration Rating N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Woodmaster
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-821-6651
Tilt N/A
Dust Collection Yes
Horsepower Leeson, 5 hp
Amps N/A
Volts 220v
Speed Conveyor: 0 -16 fpm
Stroke N/A
Abrasive Component Size Abrasive strip
Maximum Capacity Maximum stock size: 5-1/4 in. thick by 26 in. width; Minimum stock size: 7 in. long

I've had the Model 2675 now for about 4-years and have had no problems with it, it continues to work like new no matter how long during the day I use it. The 5HP motor makes any sanding easy, never bogs down even when sanding at maximum recommended depth (although I don't normally sand at maximum depth as I don't normally require it). The Variable speed is a must and make sure you get the reverse switch for the feed belt, it makes the machine that much sweeter. Sanding Belt change is a breeze with the Hook and Loop. I owned two open ended sanders prior to this one and always had problems getting both ends to sand evenly due to deflection, especially under heavy cuts, no problems with this one being closed end. Conclusion, Top Notch Machine and Motor, all Made in the USA. Yes its a little pricey but its the last machine you will ever need.

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