Performax 16/32 4" Drum cover

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Forum topic by PaulBurner posted 01-18-2022 10:11 AM 315 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2022 10:11 AM

I have an older Performax 16/32 drum sander with the 2 1/2” hose connector on the drum cover. Sometime in my past someone made a new cover for me that had a 4” hose connector fitting but it got destroyed in a move I made a couple years ago. The person who made the cover for me is no longer responding to emails or phone calls so I am on the hunt.

Looking for options on how I can get a 4” hose connected to this cover. I am currently using a 4 to 2 1/2” adapter but would prefer to not restrict the flow with the adapter.

Anyone out there retrofit theirs in some way that I could consider or have a source of someone that could make me one?


-- Paul Burner

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#1 posted 01-18-2022 11:29 AM

I have a Supermax 19/38, and I’d like to up size that port to 6””. On my old Delta I completely replace the hood with a wooden top….this may not be useful to you since: 1) it’s not very pretty (I’m very much function over form) and 2) it’s not very pretty. But it did work really well. The top is 2 pieces, the lower piece was mostly for elevation, ten the hood just sat on it.

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

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#2 posted 01-18-2022 11:57 AM

Do you have any pictures? Do you just need an adapter or the whole cover?

-- Master fabricator, novice woodworker.

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#3 posted 01-19-2022 07:22 PM

Here are some photos of my unit showing the 2 1/2 to 4” adapter I am using and a 4” plate I had laying around that I thought about trying to adapt to the cover.

-- Paul Burner

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#4 posted 01-19-2022 09:58 PM

I love my 1632. I’m thinking that anything over 2.5” is overkill anyway. Performax designed it with a 2.5” hole for a reason. It’s not a planer or jointer. I’ve never had an issue as the drum sander makes really fine “dust”, not chips.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 01-19-2022 10:29 PM

I don’t know if the later version of the Perfomax hoods will transfer over, but my 16/32 has the light colored hood and a 4” port. A 4” SDR street elbow fits perfectly.

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