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#1 posted 02-20-2017 06:35 PM

Somewhere I have seen a drum sander (might have been homemade) that has a flat surface on the top that you can hand sand on the top of the drum but I don’t think it could easily work in place of a jointer if that is your goal.

Also, making a jointer that you could quickly change the cutterhead to a sanding drum might be as expensive as buying both a jointer and drum sander. It seems to take 30 minutes to an hour to remove and replace the cutterhead in most jointers. Making that simpler would likely require compromises that would mean you wouldn’t want the machine.

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