Drum sander

How to clean drum sander paper

You don’t need to call in the pros to clean your drum sander paper. No, you don’t need to buy a special paper cleaner. No, you don’t need to do anything other than toss old paper with a new one, lay it flat on a flat surface, and lightly run your beater over it before…

What is a drum sander used for

A drum sander brings power and precision to sanding wood and other surfaces, and it’s essential for anyone who works with wood. Whether for hobby projects or professional work, a drum sander can make wood sanding faster and easier. Drum sanders cut wood with a circular saw blade and move through the material similar to…

Alternative to a drum sander

Features and characteristics of a drum sander Dust Collection  Most bench-type drum sanders are on their stand for stable operation, with a dust containment attachment or some dust vacuum feature. That feature protects the operator from flying dust and other wood debris and helps reduce dust dirt from the machine.  There are three factors to…

Why does my drum sander leave roller marks?

Roller marks are a result of failure in the drum sander. These include incorrect sandpaper alignment, uneven wheels, incorrect drum pressure, imbalanced drums, loose V-Belts, failed bearings, or poor subfloor construction. Roller marks can come from using too fine a grit with a big machine. Drum sanders are great at initial cutting passes, but aggressive…

Will a drum sander flatten a board?

Last updated on May 18th, 2022 at 06:59 pmDrum sanders are great for surfacing or sanding wood. They perform better on figured woods that tear out under planer blades. A drum sander might not be the best tool for removing large amounts of wood, such as you would do when leveling glued-up boards or surfacing…

What grit to use on a drum sander

Use either 80 or 120 grit paper on the drum. This grit is perfect for removing milling marks from the planer. It works better against heavy thickness since these lower grits will allow you to sneak up on the exact thickness you are looking for. Use the correct grit. Match your abrasive grit to the…