Just finished a blanket box in white oak and noticed that my belt sanding left something to be desired. I was careful, but it sems not enough . So
what to buy. I really don’t want to buy a drum sander because I am all out of shop “real estate”. But with my preference for carcass pieces with 18″ to 24″ glued-up panels I need to do domething.
Belt sander with sanding frame – do they work? Is the reult satisfactory?
Drum sanders – Performax certainly is “the name”, but how about the new Delta X5 series? Has anyone tried one of these. From previous posts I won’t even consider a Grizzly.
Yes sanding frames really do work. It still isn't a no brainer, especially when you get near the edges, but it's close. I have the Bosch 4x24 EVS and it's corresponding frame. It's definately not a cheap combo but it does the trick.
John O'Connell - JKO Handcrafted Woodworking
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Thanks for the info. I'll try the frame first. Ordered one this AM.
Perfomax may be the name but Woodmaster is the game. Had two Performax machines, both are toys compaired to a Woodmaster. I have pitty on the guys who bought my Performax machines. Funny that a friend with a Perfomax will drive cross town to use my Woodmaster when there is serious work to do.
I have the Woodmaster 38" double drum sander. I really like it a lot. It is SUCH a timesaver over hand-held belt sanders. No digs or anything in the wood. I wanted to go a bit faster still and got a wide belt sander. Consequently the Woodmaster is available for sale. 2 yrs. old 220v single phase, 71/2 hp. motor upgrade, separate drum and feed table motors. Reverse kit and mobile base. If interested contact [email protected] Thanks
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