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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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#1 posted 11-08-2013 03:47 PM

I have a Supermax 37×2 drum sander. I use 100 grit paper on both drums. I use this machine sometimes to help flatten pieces for glue up or just to help start the sanding process. I do the final sanding with either a small hand held sander or by hand. Changing the paper takes me more than 5 minutes in order to get it tight. I always clean up the paper after every use to make the sandpaper last longer. I never use it to clean off dried glue. The glue will definitely gum up the paper and cause burn marks. These drum sanders are also great to help flatten out highly figured grain that would tear out in the planer. My machine is a little different than the one you purchased but thought I would share my thoughts.

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