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Medium-Large Shop Must Have - Depending on your situation, a drum sander can either be a luxury or a necessity. A beginner woodworker certainly doesn't need a drum sander but as they get more and more experienced, the drum sander brings precision and efficiency to the shop that some may require. An experienced woodworker and a cabinet shop must have a drum sander. It saves time, the results are fantastic, and it is safer.
Drum sanders can be used to dimension lumber to specific size with course grit paper or with fine sandpaper installed, a baby butt smooth finish can be achieved. Various different drums can be purchased for various drum sanders on the market today. These different drums are for unique applications such as: metal, contour sanding, distressing, etc.
An experienced woodworker can manufacture their product with a drum sander capabilities in mind. When sizing parts, they can leave a specific amount (typically 1/16" or 1/32") and remove it on the drum sander. This produces a surface finish that is nearly ready for finish and it also brings the parts to final thickness.
Drum sanders also excel in production work. Just like our tongue and groove cedar project we have in the shop right now.
Tongue and Groove Cedar Milling
To keep a long story short, my brother-in-law came about a large quantity of rustic cedar beams. His desire was to turn those beams into rustic cedar. With my woodworking shop moving into his farm shop, this dream could become a reality.
With thousands of linear feet of cedar to process, we knew my older sander was due for an upgrade. We decided to go with a dual drum sander due to the capabilities and features it offered.
25 x 2 Dual Drum Sander
With doing some research online for the ideal sander. We kept going back to SuperMax brand. They are well known for their quality products and long known reputation. When looking within their product lineup, we decided to go with a dual drum sander.
Dual drum sanders obviously have two drums that can have different grits of sandpaper on each drum. This allows a bunch of opportunities, especially with the second drum being able to be raised or lowered.
Delivery and Assembly
We purchased the sander from ACME TOOLS and when it was delivered via lift gate truck from their Grandforks, ND warehouse the excitement started to build.
The sander was packaged very well and there wasn't much to assemble. The lid and handle needed to be screwed on. This can easily be handled along but getting the unit off the pallet was a multi person job.
This unit doesn't come with casters but you can purchase casters for the unit. We failed to realize that and just mounted a few casters we had in the shop. Due to the style of those casters, we had to mount a block to the bottom of the legs of the drum sander.
Casters for us are a must. We rely on being able to move the unit 3 feet or so each time we need a significant in-feed and out-feed needs.
Features and Specs:
Dimensions - 43" H x 46" W x 31" D
Weight - 475 pounds
220 volts single phase
Models availabe is three phase
Speed - 1740 RPMs
Dimensions - 5" diameter and 25" wide
Dust Ports - Two 4"
Recommended CFM - 1,100
Flatness - .010"
Conveyor belt - abrasive belt for extra grip
Easy abrasive attachment mechanism