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12-01-2020 02:24 PM

So after much debate I ordered the Jet 1836 drum sander. While waiting for the shipment I thought I would get various paper grits ordered. I have looked everywhere and even called a specialty sand paper company called Industrial Abrasive and no one has the taperer wrap for this particular unit. I realize that I should be able to cut my own but was really looking forward to having an easier entry into using a drum sander. Does anyone have any sources that might have the customized sandpaper for this Jet model. I have been able to find paper for about every other model except for the one that I bought. Of course!

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#1 posted 12-01-2020 02:28 PM

This might work.. I Think they print lines on the back so it’s easy to cut to the right size.

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#2 posted 12-01-2020 04:00 PM

I’ve never used the jet but just buying bulk and cutting is extremely easy.

If this model doesn’t have hook and loop, I would change that first thing.

I like mirka jepuflex. I get it here-

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#4 posted 12-01-2020 04:33 PM

I’m also a fan of Klingspor (woodworking
Another link is

Many of these sanders will come with a starter kit of several rolls/grits. You can use one as a template to cut what you want from a bulk roll.

If you can’t find a grit assortment, I’d start with a 120 grit if your wood is otherwise generally flat. 80 grit if you need to remove lots of surface defects.

For my uses I always have a supply of 80, 120, 180, and 220. I do have a 36 for rough-sawn lumber and serious surface cleanup.

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#5 posted 12-01-2020 04:37 PM

I use Klingspor as well.

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#6 posted 12-01-2020 04:42 PM

Its not that hard to cut the taper. I use a pair of tin snips. Do several so you have them ready.

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#7 posted 12-01-2020 05:12 PM

This is where I buy my 3” rolls of drum sander paper they come in 50yd rolls I use the paper that came with machine I bought 16/32 Jet for my pattern I buy all my abrasives from these guys.

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#8 posted 12-01-2020 05:39 PM

Even if I didn’t have a pattern you just need to discover the angle of the cut I’ve used a strip of paper and wrapped it around the drum and made a mark where the paper intersects with the starting point this is the circumference of the drum. Now measure from the stating point of the paper to the intersection mark on your paper strip that measurement is the length of your angle cut on your abrasive end. I would then attach the cut end onto my drum wind it around until you get to the end point of the drum, mark the end point with a pencil take the abrasive back off, now make the angle cut from the end mark on the abrasive with the measurement from the paper strip. this method works I used this from a drum sander I made for my lathe and had no pattern. I no longer have the Lathe powered drum sander, I ended up buying the 16/32 I love it anyway good luck with your problem. Dave

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#9 posted 12-01-2020 06:06 PM

What is the benefit of precuting? Just curious.

I think the whole process takes me about 2 minutes or less. I just wrap and cut right on the drum.

It would annoy me having 5 rolls when 1 could just be sitting on the shelf. Especially if multiple grits were involved.

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#10 posted 12-01-2020 06:23 PM

That’s a great drum sander. I was thinking about getting the same model.
I hope you post a review on it.

Where did you buy it?

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#11 posted 12-01-2020 07:39 PM

Just buy bulk rolls from Industrial Abrasives and cut your own, it is very easy to do and much, much cheaper. Surely if you can build complicated woodworking projects, cutting sandpaper is well within your skill set.

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#12 posted 12-02-2020 02:23 AM

Thank you everyone for the various sources. Will dig in and research prices. I think 80 grit comes with the unit so likely will look at 120 grit as suggested by Splintergroup.

Cutting the taper is likely easy and quick for those who have been doing it for years – I’m just not “there” (yet). That’s why I was searching for the pre-cut – and still amazed that this was the only model that there weren’t precut options.

James – I ordered it from Woodcraft. Wish I had a store nearby, but no options so ordered online with the free shipping and discount last week.

Again THANK YOU so much for all the links and insights.

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