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Forum topic by chuckin posted 05-19-2020 04:21 PM 410 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chuckin

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05-19-2020 04:21 PM

Hello,due to neck fusions and unrepairable shoulder cuff tear.Took 3 surgeries to figure that out.OUCH.I am going to give up on hand planning large projects and small to if this works out like I hope.I have looked at other posts but am hoping for some input before pulling trigger on purchase.I am looking at Supermax 19/38 drum sander and the Jet 18/36.I like the Supermax the most by just looking at it on videos and it looks to have strong construction to it but I am worried about Laguna customer service.Have read many bad reviews.The Jet is cheaper and has a 5 year warranty that I really like but is lighter and doesn’t seem as robust.I am mainly going to run segments for bowl turning and cutting boards but will be making some interior doors and panels for toy boxes later.That is why I am worried about the weight of machine.Would really appreciate some feedback from you that have some experience with these machices.Thanks


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 05-19-2020 04:27 PM

More recent Laguna customer service has been good. I bought the 16/32 and very happy with it. My one call to customer service was very good.

You need a good dust collector and preferably a two stage with a cyclone.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 05-19-2020 04:37 PM

I have the Taiwanese 19/38, and ave to say even though I was late getting the USA made one (by about 6 months) this one seems to be well made. What I can’t address is Laguna CS…I haven’t had the chance to use it.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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chuckin

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#3 posted 05-19-2020 04:54 PM



More recent Laguna customer service has been good. I bought the 16/32 and very happy with it. My one call to customer service was very good.

You need a good dust collector and preferably a two stage with a cyclone.

- Redoak49

I like the sound of that.I am leaning toward the Super Max but CS was my worry.Thanks for sharing.

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chuckin

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#4 posted 05-19-2020 04:57 PM


More recent Laguna customer service has been good. I bought the 16/32 and very happy with it. My one call to customer service was very good.

You need a good dust collector and preferably a two stage with a cyclone.

- Redoak49

I like the sound of that.I am leaning toward the Super Max but CS was my worry.Thanks for sharing.
And I have the 1.5 horse power jet cyclone d.c.I hope it will do the job.I got tired of router dust everywhere.lol

I have the Taiwanese 19/38, and ave to say even though I was late getting the USA made one (by about 6 months) this one seems to be well made. What I can t address is Laguna CS…I haven t had the chance to use it.

- Fred Hargis


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chuckin

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#5 posted 05-19-2020 05:02 PM


More recent Laguna customer service has been good. I bought the 16/32 and very happy with it. My one call to customer service was very good.

You need a good dust collector and preferably a two stage with a cyclone.

- Redoak49
I like the sound of that.I am leaning toward the Super Max but CS was my worry.Thanks for sharing.
And I have the 1.5 horse power jet cyclone d.c.I hope it will do the job.I got tired of router dust everywhere.lol

I have the Taiwanese 19/38, and ave to say even though I was late getting the USA made one (by about 6 months) this one seems to be well made. What I can t address is Laguna CS…I haven t had the chance to use it.

- Fred Hargis

- chuckin

Fred I thought all of these were U.S. made.Not a deal stopper for me but I did like the idea.Thanks for sharing.

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 05-19-2020 05:06 PM

Laguna moved production of them to Taiwan shortly after they bought the brand.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#7 posted 05-19-2020 05:13 PM

ive got the jet 16/32 plus and love it,ive had it for about 4 years and have never had a problem.the belt has tracked perfectly since the first day.i have a few jet tools and never had a problem with any of them so i cant comment on customer service because ive never needed any.another nice feature is when the sander is under a heavy load it will slow down the feed rate aotomatically to avoid burning out the motor.id buy another jet in a heartbeat.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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chuckin

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#8 posted 05-19-2020 06:02 PM



ive got the jet 16/32 plus and love it,ive had it for about 4 years and have never had a problem.the belt has tracked perfectly since the first day.i have a few jet tools and never had a problem with any of them so i cant comment on customer service because ive never needed any.another nice feature is when the sander is under a heavy load it will slow down the feed rate aotomatically to avoid burning out the motor.id buy another jet in a heartbeat.

- pottz


I have a Jet dust collector and bandsaw that I am very happy with.Was wanting some one to chime in on their drum sander experience.Thanks for sharing.I really appreciate.

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pottz

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#9 posted 05-19-2020 06:12 PM

ive got the jet 16/32 plus and love it,ive had it for about 4 years and have never had a problem.the belt has tracked perfectly since the first day.i have a few jet tools and never had a problem with any of them so i cant comment on customer service because ive never needed any.another nice feature is when the sander is under a heavy load it will slow down the feed rate aotomatically to avoid burning out the motor.id buy another jet in a heartbeat.

- pottz

I have a Jet dust collector and bandsaw that I am very happy with.Was wanting some one to chime in on their drum sander experience.Thanks for sharing.I really appreciate.

- chuckin

yeah ive got a dust collector,small lathe ,spindle sander and the drum and theve all been flawless.

ps-welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 05-19-2020 06:48 PM

I sure wouldn’t leave out Made in America Woodmaster drum sander . When I worked at the school district we had 3 of them. They did a good job and had no breakdowns.

The smallest one is 5HP 26 wide. They go up from there.

Everyone complains there are no tool made in America, here’s you chance.

https://www.woodmastertools.com/category/drum-sanders/

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#11 posted 05-19-2020 07:09 PM


I sure wouldn t leave out Made in America Woodmaster drum sander . When I worked at the school district we had 3 of them. They did a good job and had no breakdowns.

The smallest one is 5HP 26 wide. They go up from there.

Everyone complains there are no tool made in America, here s you chance.

I am trying to keep it in the 110 20amp range.I have two 220 outlets in garage with lathe on one and my AC on the other.With this West TN humidity and my fat body.It is a have to have.Thanks for your input.
https://www.woodmastertools.com/category/drum-sanders/

- AlaskaGuy


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chuckin

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#12 posted 05-19-2020 08:15 PM

I just went with the jet.The 5 year warranty and a service center about a hour away.Closed the deal for me.Only problem.Back Ordered til mid may.Thanks for all your input.The Super Max did look sweet.

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pottz

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#13 posted 05-19-2020 10:21 PM



I just went with the jet.The 5 year warranty and a service center about a hour away.Closed the deal for me.Only problem.Back Ordered til mid may.Thanks for all your input.The Super Max did look sweet.

- chuckin


good choice your gonna love it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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CWWoodworking

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#14 posted 05-20-2020 01:57 AM


I sure wouldn t leave out Made in America Woodmaster drum sander . When I worked at the school district we had 3 of them. They did a good job and had no breakdowns.

The smallest one is 5HP 26 wide. They go up from there.

Everyone complains there are no tool made in America, here s you chance.

https://www.woodmastertools.com/category/drum-sanders/

- AlaskaGuy

Woodmasters are beasts. I love mine. Pricey, but I think it will last long enough to get my money out of it.

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