It speaks to the classic craftsman inside all of us that wants something that just works, no itches no hiccups and no stoppage, this thing is built like a tank with a cast iron frame and it performs like one too – easily sanding any piece you throw into it. This is a first-rate, high quality medium port drum sander at an incredibly attractive price that delivers everything you need for an effortless finish and impeccable work. A drum sander can replace many uses of a planer (but not all). Both me and my friend were very indecisive and couldn’t get any good help until now. Jan 5, 2019 - Explore RCman50's board "DIY DRUM SANDER" on Pinterest. See more ideas about sanders, drums, homemade. The 18" Flatmaster has a 2" diameter drum, providing a feed rate of approximately 10' per minute. This is my shop built 22 inch tilting table drum sander. 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The DDS-237 is the truly classic production class drum sander that will last a lifetime and any woodworker that uses it will finally get to know why it’s called the “gold standard”. There are other brands out there, Grizzly, Delta, Woodmaster, etc. Once you get the hang of it a full length cleaner will do a great job. I had real trouble with the belt alignment on my old machines but the tracking on this one is beyond excellent, just what I was looking for. I used my old drum sander and improved it with a lifting table with 4 threaded rods and 5 sprockets. It’s again, a medium port drum sander like the previously mentioned JET machines so it’s equally perfect for small shops or a dedicated space at a home for the hobbyist craftsman but it has a different more classic feel to it which I appreciate immensely. Required fields are marked *. Thank you very much Mr.Draper! ... $ 994. The biggest difference between the 24 and 30" sanders from the 18" is the feed rate. This means you need to have a bit of space to install them but if you have the opportunity to get one you don’t want to miss it. Enjoy your new machine! What better way to start the new year than with the roar of a brand new drum sander? As a replacement for a belt sander, the drum sander will produce a higher quality finish. Great post and very helpful, finally some good help in my search for a drum sander! Whether you’re a hobbyist or a craftsperson with a smaller-sized home shop, this compact but powerful solution is capable of taking on anything you throw at it provided they are, like the machine, smaller sized pieces. But, that warning aside installing the sandpaper is the first and most common routine task you’ll do with your drum sander. Secondly, when it comes to hobbyist-level machines that are both well priced and offer solid performance, the kings are the Jet 723520K JWDS-1632 (reviewed above) and the SuperMax 16-32 (the smaller brother of the 19-38 also seen above). 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