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Forum topic by lightweightladylefty posted 10-10-2008 04:47 AM 2626 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lightweightladylefty

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10-10-2008 04:47 AM

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I have an opportunity to purchase a Supermax 25×2 drum sander with digital depth gauge for about $1100. It was used for about one year by a woodworker who is now disabled. Rockler’s price with shipping and tax would be $4361.09—that is without the digital depth gauge. It adds an additional $500.00.

The retail price is somewhat higher than other drum sanders I’ve priced. Is it worth $1100? It is US made which I believe is a great plus (we should help our economy all we can). I can’t find any reviews on it to know if there are problems, etc. or if I would be better off spending $1100 on a new model of another brand. I like the fixed end since I think I might get frustrated with the possible discrepancies caused by the open end models (and if I need something wider sanded, I can have a local cabinetmaker do it). The manufacturer claims that the abrasives are much easier to install and tension.

Can anyone out there tell me anything about it or give me any advice?

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 11-06-2008 01:41 PM

How did you make out with this?

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#2 posted 11-06-2008 05:46 PM

Did you buy a sander? If so tell us about it please.

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