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#1 posted 11-26-2018 01:11 AM

Thanks for the replies. It looks like you all like yours and have no regrets. I did read that the finer grits don’t last as long, and that you have to be a little more careful with how much wood you try to remove in one pass with any grit.

I find no matter how hard I try, I’m never able to get all pieces of a project the same thickness after resewing them when the wood I’m using can’t go through my planer, either because it is too short or because the grain is crazy. This is probably my biggest reason for wanting a drum sander.

Every so often I might glue up a box top that isn’t quite flat and I wish I had a drum sander thinking I could remove the twist like you would with a planer. It seems possible to me that if I were to use a flat piece of MDF and hot glue a shim and the box top to the MDF so it can’t move, I should be able to send it through the sander to flatten one side and then turn it over and do the other side, or just the side that matters.

Does that make sense? Have any of you tried something like that?

-- John D, OP, KS

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