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Angry New to drum sander

Hi, I just bought a Jet drum sander 16-32. got it all set up and calibrated. it works great my problem is that I work with a lot of southern yellow pine and seems the sap in the wood can really load up the sanding belt quickly.
I have done all the obvious things stated in the manual as far as speed of feed and depth of sand/cut.
I would appreciate if anyone has any tips/experience in drum sanding pine.
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-09-2019, 09:45 PM
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It's the material ......

The drum sanders I have will get a line of gum/sap and won't sand in that area. I don't think there is a cure, other than going to a more coarse grit. Once the line develops it will not come out using a gum rubber stick to clean the drum.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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