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Sawdust2012

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03-07-2021 11:56 PM

Just curious…I can’t find a SuperMax or Jet 16/32 drum sander anywhere! It’s like the rapture occurred and all of the Lord’s children got to take a drum sander with them! I don’t frequently buy equipment, so I don’t know if this is cyclical, and by summer we’ll be awash in them. Does anyone know where to find a good drum sander?


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#1 posted 03-07-2021 11:59 PM

It’s the pandemic I reckon. Lots of people are investing in hobby equipment because they’re stuck at home. Additionally, supplies of new equipment are being held up by parts unavailability. It’s a fubar.

I’ve been thinking about buying a Domino but no new ones are available and used ones are fetching beyond new prices. It used to be I could buy them in my local metro area off Craigslist.

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#2 posted 03-08-2021 12:02 AM

Over a disease with less than a 1% mortality rate?

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#3 posted 03-08-2021 12:04 AM

If you’re skeptical of the cause of tool shortages I cited I have no alternative answers for you.

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#4 posted 03-08-2021 12:12 AM

Not skeptical…just amazed.

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#5 posted 03-08-2021 01:48 AM

Probably has something to do with toilet paper.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#6 posted 03-08-2021 01:56 AM



Probably has something to do with toilet paper.

- Ocelot

Similar concept. Humans can’t go to the bathroom without TP, just like woodworkers can’t make stuff without sanders.

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#7 posted 03-08-2021 03:06 AM

My local woodworking store got them in stock March 4. So they must have opened the log jam on the loading docks. Maybe machinery will start to become available and no more months of back orders.

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#8 posted 03-08-2021 03:49 AM

Sanders in general are in short supply. Griz & the other usual suspects have been out of everything except for the very high $$$ stuff.

Lots of other spot shortages – aluminum soda cans – only the biggest sellers are being produced, diet and minor flavors may be in short supply. SWMBO likes Mtn Dew diet watermelon blast but its hard to find – she can only find it in .5 L plastic bottles and not in cans.

Product selection at your local grocery store may seem reduced. We had no lettuce last week.

Lumber is up 3x on lots of materials since this time last year.

We are seeing the first effects of the Great Realignment. Hold on tight, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#9 posted 03-08-2021 04:05 AM

guys everything is in short supply,i work for a large so cal lumber yard and where having problems getting a lot of things right now and the prices have shot way up,it’s reality.sit tight and wait,that’s all i can tell ya.

-- 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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#10 posted 03-08-2021 04:06 AM

guys everything is in short supply,i work for a large so cal lumber yard and where having problems getting a lot of things right now and the prices have shot way up,it’s reality.sit tight and wait,that’s all i can tell ya.hell i havn’t been able to get hammers in months now!

-- 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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#11 posted 03-08-2021 07:08 PM



Over a disease with less than a 1% mortality rate?

- Sawdust2012

Let’s assume 0.5%. That means approx. 1.7 million Americans. Throw in the people who are hospitalized but thankfully don’t die and the ones who are infected but don’t require hospitalization and the long-haulers and yeah, that can all fuck up the supply lines.

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#12 posted 03-08-2021 07:41 PM

It’s not directly tied to CV19 but more so that people who have been indoors for a year are taking up new hobbies to keep from getting cabin fever. Lots and lots of new shops to equip.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#13 posted 03-08-2021 08:54 PM

Not just sanders. Most of the “good” tools are on backorder. Part interruption in the supply chain, but that is pretty much worked out, but yea so many people at home upgrading.

Talking to a store manager, and even my preferred Porter and Stout are just not coming in. I had to go to three stores just to get a case of Black Moca Stout.

I do hope companies don’t overproduce or over leverage as it will taper off.

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