Question about Drum Sander

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-07-07, 09:12 PM
rdn2113's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wally World
Posts: 451
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Question about Drum Sander

I need to change the grit size on my drum sander (just got a used one at an estate sale). The instruction book is clear enough on how to change the sandpaper on both the drum and the feed table. However, it doesn't say anything about whether the grit on the drum (which does the actual sanding), and the feed table need to be the same.

The feed table doesn't seem to do anything but provide a means to move the stock through the sander, but since I'm a novice at using this machine, I'm probably wrong. I'm OK changing both, but would like to know if I should.

Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-11-07, 08:36 PM
K
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
The grits don't need to be the same.

The paper on the feed table is there to create friction so that the piece you are sanding isn't shot back at you when the sanding drum comes into contact with the piece.

You most likely don't need to change the feed table unless its in bad shape such as being torn or otherwise damaged.

I would just change the drum to your desired grit requirement.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: