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Eric S.

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#1 posted 12-17-2016 07:17 PM

As others have mentioned, make sure the sander is parallel to the table. Sometimes with open ended ones like my Performax 16-32 (pre-Jet model), one side will dip down a bit. Also, make very light passes with a fine grit paper and see if that helps.

Once you use the sander for awhile, you’ll know by the sound if you took a bit more than you wanted off. I usually move my piece through by hand with the sander off until it moves the drum slightly, then I turn it on and run it through. Make minor adjustments and make more passes until you get a feel for it. Once you get used to it, you’ll be able to crank it down just right, but until then, make a lot of small passes to get used to it.

-- Why waste the money buying it, when I can spend twice as much on new tools, a week online researching new techniques, and a month building it.

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