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#1 posted 10-12-2018 06:48 PM

Thank you for some input!!! It’s not so much experience I need with these machines, just some feedback like you guys have been providing that use these types fairly regularly…at my 40hr week job, we have a 36 scm widebelt, and while I know these will be a HUGE step down from that machine, I would like to put a QUALITY machine in my growing home biz that I hope to turn into my full-time gig…I guess my only concerns would be width vs cantilevered options because I would love that extra width, but genuinely feel as if a closed drum will stay more accurate and the double barrels does really draw me in. Thanks again for everyone’s feedback!!!

If you want experience, pick up local craigslist drum sander (even a dinky 16/32) from 2000 s and judge for yourself. I just picked up a Performax 16/32 (Pre-Jet, I believe?) to use as a introductory means into drum sanding. I will use it and decide later if I want to go larger, double drum, 24” or 19”, etc.
I picked mine up last week (first time owning a drum sander) for $375. Should help me decide if I want to lay down $1200 or $1700 later.

- Holbs

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