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Posted on New Supermax 19-38 drum sander on the way. What grits do you guys use?

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 11-08-2013 02:33 PM

Honestly Scott I tend to leave 80 grit in my sander pretty much all the time. I find even if I have a very nice show piece that’s going to be visible and I run it through the sander it tends to get some imperfections from the sanding, especially things like snipe. If your pieces are too long sometimes when you run them through the sender it will stop during the feeding process and create a divot in your wood. Learn that the hard way. I mainly use it just for rough sanding to remove glue on joints and endgrain cutting boards, things of that nature, and maybe just to finesse the thickness if I need to. Besides, the main huge reason I don’t change my paper out very often is because it is a hassle. Would much rather use an ROS to get my wood looking the way I want. Having a drum sander in your shop is a great asset and luxury. But it will not replace fine sanding. It’s my two cents on it anyway. Hope you get more responses and the answer you are looking for. Have a great day man.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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