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post #1 of 9 Old 07-29-2015, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Used Drum sander price question

I am need of a drum sander for end grain cutting boards. I found a used performax 16-32 on craigslist for $400. Appears to be in decent shape, seller says runs great just needs a new belt. It's has the 4 inch dust port not the older 2 inch one. Motor say built in 2001. Is $400 a decent price?
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-29-2015, 03:37 PM
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I had one years ago and couldn't really keep it going without a great deal of time in setup. Difficult to keep it running true. For cutting boards it may be fine. It must have the power feeder or it won't be of any use as the finish will come out wavy.

Another problem is when it heats up the wraps become loose.

I think a faster and more accurate way would be to use a router with a sled setup. Less setup time and your going to save a lot on cost and space.

If it was a wide belt sander that would be different.

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I've been using mine for almost 20 years. Several years ago I had to have a new bushing made but that's it. I use it a lot and am very happy with it. If it works well I think $400 is a good price.
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Given that the cheapest new thickness sander I've seen is in the $1000 range, $400 seems pretty good to me, doubly so given that performax seems to be fairly well regarded quality wise

I need cheaper hobby
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I recently sold mine on CL, same model but older with smaller dust port for $600. I think $400 is an excellent price if it all works.
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If I found one for that price,I would grab it in a flash.I have had the 10-20 for about 14 yrs and and all I have had to fix is the nut that goes on the adjustment crank,one tough machine
,if anybody see's one for sale,let me know if you will.
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Check the price on new belt
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Originally Posted by GROOVY
Check the price on new belt
About $80 if I remember correctly.
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$400.00 is a great price. I would check Ebay for a poly belt instead of the regular sandpaper one. At one time the poly was actually cheaper.
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