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Posted on Kuster Sandstar SS757 37" wide belt sander?

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TungOil

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#1 posted 07-18-2017 03:32 AM

Having used a Timesaver belt sander, a stroke sander and currently owning the PM2244, I’d recommend a belt sander hands down. Our Timesaver was used daily and I don’t recall it having any excessive maintenance issues. It is a complex piece of machinery and you will need to set one up properly. I can’t comment on the Kuster directly, never used one. Do your research.

I spent many hours at the stroke sander as well. It is mechanically simple, but will not flatten a cabinet door quite as nicely as a belt or drum sander will. Fast stock removal for sure. Worked great on table tops. Hard to effectively collect dust from.

Drum sanders are for hobbyists. Too slow for all but the lightest production needs.

If you are in a production environment and have the room and volumes to justify it, the belt sander is the best option. It will pay for itself quickly if you have the volume to keep it busy. or just outsource your doors like everyone else does.

so what is the volume of doors you typically make in a week?

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"


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