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Forum topic by Kirks posted 02-25-2009 08:36 AM 1299 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2009 08:36 AM

Hello Everyone,
I am looking for a wide drum or belt sander… Live in the Ann Arbor, MI Toledo, OH area.
As always any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much,

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#1 posted 02-25-2009 03:47 PM

Are you looking to buy or borrow? And, how wide are you looking for?

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 02-26-2009 08:20 AM

I would like to buy… something gently used… an open end 16-32 or larger, or a dual drum 24 or larger enclosed up to about 30 I don’t want to go too large… I have heard good and bad about both drum and belt types, and I don’t have any personal experience with either… so… I call upon the expertise of my fellow wood workers
not only to find good equipment but to find the RIGHT good equipment…. boy, this hobby seems to cost more than my model HO race cars did when I was a kid!!!
Thanks everybody.

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#3 posted 02-26-2009 12:55 PM

Kirk, I’ve got a 16/32, but I’ not going to part with it. And, you’re right, this woodworking thing sucks more money from your wallet than a teenage daughter.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 02-26-2009 06:31 PM

Check this out not too complicated to build and cheap even if you put it on its own stand with a dedicated motor.

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#5 posted 02-26-2009 07:05 PM

Also check the sanders out on I bought a flatmaster from them and I just received it this week and haven’t had time to use it yet. I was impressed enough I sold my open end drum sander.

-- Dustmaker, Kansas

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John Gray

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#6 posted 02-26-2009 07:39 PM

My friend and I both purchased Stock Room Supply V-Sander kits at the St. Louis WW Show. I did a lot of research and found the V-Sanders to be the way to go. We are assembling them now, take a look at

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 02-27-2009 09:08 AM

Thanks for the help guys. I must admit that the kits are looking better by the day. Still looking, but the shop mades are getting serious consideration, especially since I can’t seem to find anything reasonable or close by to invest in.
thanks again,

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#8 posted 03-02-2009 11:46 PM

I live about 1 hr west of ann arbor, in Marshall. I have a 16-32 that I would probably part with, I’d like 800. for it you can pm me for a phone # if your interested. All of the paper i have would also go with it.

Amazons price is 1050. or 1100 for a new one take a look or let me know if they are cheaper other places

-- -- Doug H, MI

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#9 posted 03-02-2009 11:51 PM

60 hours work at ten or fifteen dollars an hour could have bought a new one even without the cost of the materials.I would think making one oneself is not the route for everyone.I personally like the idea but 60 hours unless your enjoying every moment this is simply not worth it.I buy a lot of used stuff probably half and half but hey good looking machine at the end of the day enjoy enjoy Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 03-16-2009 12:08 AM

I recently finished my homemade drum sander. I think its well worth it to make one yourself. i have a video of it in a test run, the video is not that great. It isnt the best looking thing but it works fine.
drum sander

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#11 posted 03-16-2009 03:04 AM

Interesting video Marc. You are right, a few additions could be made to make it safer.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#12 posted 03-21-2009 02:30 AM

I made an 18” v drum sander from the Stock Room people. It works well for what it is. Their new stuff looks even better.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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