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Posted on Newbie question about drum sand vs planer

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#1 posted 09-11-2017 08:21 PM

Normally to flatten a board you need a jointer and a planer. I did not think a drum sander could serve both functions any better than a planet can (there are ways to joint on a planer).

The big advantage I see is that the drum sanders are able to do wider boards at a lower cost than wide planers.


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