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Forum topic by becikeja posted 03-14-2018 08:38 PM 318 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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becikeja

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03-14-2018 08:38 PM

Looking at drum sanders I came across this combo-unit from Supermax: https://thisiswoodworking.com/supermax/supermax-drum-sanders-71938.html

It has interchangeable sanding drums and sanding brushes. I have used sanding mops on the drill press and they work very well. This seems like a larger version, for running flat stock through, or maybe flat relief carvings which is what I am thinking.

Anyone have any experience using Brush sanders? This combo concept or something else. $2K is way to steep for me, is there anything out there less than $1K??

Just starting the research on this idea. All comments appreciated.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense


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#1 posted 03-14-2018 08:54 PM

You up for some handheld fun?

Other than that I think you’re already looking at the bargain brand. Brush Sanders easily hit the 10k price range, and if you have to ask about the brushes you can’t afford them….

I guess my question would be are you looking for a drum sander and just got enticed by the possible added feature of getting a 2 in 1 brush sander, or do you really need the brush sander?

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#2 posted 03-14-2018 10:40 PM

Great question. I have seen the videos on the industrial brush sanders, which has peaked my interest. Always looking for a way to minimize my sanding time. If this is a practical option, I want to try it. I just don’t know enough about them. I have seen the hand held unit you linked to. They seem to be more oriented for metal, and not for wood. Do they make sanding brushes for these?

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