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post #1 of 20 Old 10-14-2016, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Drum Sander

Hello Everyone - I just picked up a drum sander the other day not realizing that it wouldn't fit into my basement workshop until I got it home. I know, I should have measured but I didn't like a dummy. Now j can either go in 2 directions, A re-sell the drum sander or B install a walkout door to my basement to fit the sander down there. This walkout would also be beneficial for tools in the future. Normally I would just re sell the sander but I got such a good deal on it ($600) that I would hate to let it go since j will probably need one in the future. Is $600 as good of a deal as I think it is for this sander or should I just sell it on Craigslist? It's a 5hp dual headed 26" shop Fox sander.

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-14-2016, 06:17 PM
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Is there anything you can take off the sander to make it fit. A part off the tool or some door molding exc? Id not and you can afford I would definitely go for a walkout basement door.
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I agree with the disassembly mentioned above. One or two parts removed and it should fit through a door opening.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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I already went down the path of trying to take a part of the unit off but when I called shop Fox, they explained to me that taking the belt off is a total tear down of the machine. That is the piece that would need to come off to make it fit.

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post #5 of 20 Old 10-14-2016, 07:46 PM
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The sander is in 2 parts

My General Industries 24" dual drum sander came in 2 parts. The cabinet and drums were in one part and entire moving belt assembly was a bolt on and separate unit. It has separate electrics and motor. See if yours is similar...?

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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Don't feel bad, the first car Henry Ford built he didn't notice there wasn't a way to get it out of the building.

If you need the sander I would increase the door size.
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Online sources say that sander is over $2500.00 ... build the door !!!
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Yeah, I don't much care where you live. I'll come get it for 600 bucks.

Another $000,000,000.02 worth of advice,
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Thanks everyone for the input. Got a few quotes for putting the the door and they were over 5k. With a baby on deck that kinda of cash needs to go to something other than a basement door :(. Guy came and picked up the machine last night, made a couple hundred bucks and got to see it go to a home where it can be used so it was a win win.

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Thanks everyone for the input. Got a few quotes for putting the the door and they were over 5k. With a baby on deck that kinda of cash needs to go to something other than a basement door :(. Guy came and picked up the machine last night, made a couple hundred bucks and got to see it go to a home where it can be used so it was a win win.

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5k for a basement door? Was the bid for a hand carved teak door? Without all the details that sounds like way too much. Give us a picture of where it goes. H, it might even be something you could make yourself.
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Well it's not just putting the the basement door in. They would have to excavate down 8ft. Then cut the doorway and support the wall. Next step would be the to build the walls for the bilco door to sit on top of. Then pouring of the stairs and installing the 36" entry door into the space they cut in the poured foundation. Unfortunately the basement walls are below grade.

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Perhaps cut a hole in the floor/ceiling and lower the sander in then rebuild floor/ceiling. Just thinking outside the box.
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If you don't feel comfortable taking the machine apart it would likely be cheaper to hire someone capable to do it rather than remodeling your house.

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Looks like he sold it, the way I read post #9.


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Looks like he sold it, the way I read post #9.


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Looks that way, too bad, but if that worked out best so be it.:smile3:

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I did sell it. It hurt seeing it drive away but it was the best option for my situation. Thanks everyone for you input!

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Well..Its down the road now. Not a bad sander compared to a open end model.
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Thanks everyone for the input. Got a few quotes for putting the the door and they were over 5k. With a baby on deck that kinda of cash needs to go to something other than a basement door :(. Guy came and picked up the machine last night, made a couple hundred bucks and got to see it go to a home where it can be used so it was a win win.

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Dude, that blows. Personally, i wanna know how you managed to get a $2500 sander for $600, you had a bloody amazing deal on that. Little late now, but i wouldve completely disassembled it and brought it down piece by piece for that price

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Dude, that blows. Personally, i wanna know how you managed to get a $2500 sander for $600, you had a bloody amazing deal on that. Little late now, but i wouldve completely disassembled it and brought it down piece by piece for that price
Sometimes a person wants to get rid of something quick and will sell it real cheap to make that happen. I bought this stroke sander for $250.00. The guy had bought a group of equipment to get something else and had no use for the sander. Sander was so large it took me three days to unload it off my trailer.
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Dude, that blows. Personally, i wanna know how you managed to get a $2500 sander for $600, you had a bloody amazing deal on that. Little late now, but i wouldve completely disassembled it and brought it down piece by piece for that price
Got a $2500 sander for $600 but a $5000+ quote for a $2000 job.

JK BTW. ...I read all the posts about the quote.
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