Supermax Drum Sander
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I think I'm ready to pull the trigger on a 16-32. Are the infeed/outfeed tables worth it? What are your favorite grits for general use?
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#12
  Re: Supermax Drum Sander by lincmercguy (I think I'm ready to...)
My advice on the tables is to try it without them, then buy them later if you think they are needed. I have the 19/38 (proceeded by a Delta 18/36) and have never had the tables....to be honest there has been a few times I wished I had them, but I've been able to make do with roller stands or something.  If you're doing mostly shorter items like cutting boards you probably won't need them. But for grits, I never run anything more coarse than 150, and more often it's 120. My experience with the finer grits has been terrible. They clog, and then burn so easily I would sometimes ruin a belt in 2-3 passes. Si i gave up on them.
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  Re: Supermax Drum Sander by lincmercguy (I think I'm ready to...)
I had the Ryobi drum sander, also without the extension tables.  The platform of the sander itself is pretty large. I never felt like I was missing anything.
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  Re: Supermax Drum Sander by lincmercguy (I think I'm ready to...)
I'll be the voice of dissention, I have the tables on my 16-32 and frankly would be lost without them.
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  Re: RE: Supermax Drum Sander by Large Wooden Badger (I'll be the voice of...)
(11-15-2021, 11:30 AM)Large Wooden Badger Wrote: I'll be the voice of dissention, I have the tables on my 16-32 and frankly would be lost without them.

Ditto.  I almost can't imagine using mine without.  Might be money ahead to make your own instead of buying theirs.
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  Re: Supermax Drum Sander by lincmercguy (I think I'm ready to...)
"Ditto. I almost can't imagine using mine without. Might be money ahead to make your own instead of buying theirs."

There's a thought. Ill have to see how it's all put together. I'd be lost without the tables on my Dewalt 735.

A 19-38 popped up on FB Marketplace this morning. Crossing my fingers I contacted him early enough. It's a couple hours away, but would be worth the drive for the price.
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  Re: Supermax Drum Sander by lincmercguy (I think I'm ready to...)
I’ve had my 16/32 for probably 5 years or more now. The outfeed tables are still in the box.
-Marc

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  Re: Supermax Drum Sander by lincmercguy (I think I'm ready to...)
"I’ve had my 16/32 for probably 5 years or more now. The outfeed tables are still in the box."

Is there such a thing as "snipe" on a drum sander? Do you just use roller stands for longer items?
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  Re: Supermax Drum Sander by lincmercguy (I think I'm ready to...)
I've had snipe on occasion, but it's not hard to control. I do use roller stands when I have long pieces, which also isn't that often. With the Supermax, the table is stationary, so the stands don't need adjusting when you adjust the depth of cut. My Delta wasn't like that, the table moved up/down, so the stands had to be adjusted a few times while you changed the dept of cut....not much, since you only advance less than a 64th at a time, but maybe after 3 passes, you needed to adjust.
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#20
  Re: Supermax Drum Sander by lincmercguy (I think I'm ready to...)
Even with short boards it's really nice to have the extensions. I can sand a lot more boards quicker with them. It give me time to be both the "feeder, and the "outfeeder handler".
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