I had an old Foley Belsaw Planer
over 20 years ago. I ordered a drum sanding accessory from the factory. It just burned the sandpaper on the high spots and I returned it to the factory for a refund. I knew people back then that had other models of drum sanders with similar probelms. I'm not counting this as having experience with drum sanders because that is 25 year old technology. I was wondering what the new stuff is like. If I have to plane my tops first, them I dont need the sander. So, how practical are they?
I guess what I'm eluding to is should I buy a planer and a drum sander or should I wait till I have the money and buy just a planer, but a larger one? Most furniture parts are usually 16" or less in width and most table and desk tops other than dining tables and coffee tables are less than 24" in width/depth.
I'm wondering if a 24" planer would do the trick for me.
Tony B Retired woodworker, among other things.
"Strive for excellence and settle for completion" Tony B