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    Jet 10-20 Drum Sander

    Looking for good or bad reports on this benchtop machine. Searched and seen where a couple folks have one, but no reports. I really want one, as all I appear to be doing lately is doors, more doors.

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    are yu in business or is this a hobby? and if yur doing alot of doors regulary i would suggest a woodmaster 26 over any catilever type sander.
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    Larry, hobby, but seems like a business at times.

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    that is where i am at as well but i have had one of the cantilever types and alot of folk have as well but from my expeirernce if yu want good work and your doing alot of doors i would go with wood master, if yur busy with doors now your gonna be busier later on and will never look back at the purchase of the woodmaster in my opinion. its flat for 26 inches and now fliping from side to side to get your 20" doors one pass each side and then continue till your where yu want to be.. but they will be flat not thinner on one side.
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    Larry, little more info or a picture? How about the price. I can swing the 6 or 700 for the jet but unsure on more.

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    look up woodmaster tools.com.. they are more pricey than a cantilever type but much better in my eyes and few others as well.. and they are made in U.S.A

    http://www.woodmastertools.com/s/drum.cfm
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    I've had the Performax (now Jet) 10-20 for five years or so, and I use it a lot. It's been a very useful and reliable machine, and does <10" wide stuff beautifully. For wider stuff, you have to be very careful, and take even lighter passes than with sub 10", or you'll have a visible 'transition' between the two passes. This is not a big problem, but does require additional hand sanding.

    As I said, it's a good machine, and I'd buy it again - unless I could get a really good deal on a Woodmaster. BTW, I missed a good deal on one just last week. It was a 26" model, in the classifieds for $450. I called at 7:15 a.m., and the guy told me it was already sold, and I was about the 25th caller...
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    thanks for the info guys. will look in to both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    I've had the Performax (now Jet) 10-20 for five years or so, and I use it a lot. It's been a very useful and reliable machine, and does <10" wide stuff beautifully. For wider stuff, you have to be very careful, and take even lighter passes than with sub 10", or you'll have a visible 'transition' between the two passes. This is not a big problem, but does require additional hand sanding.
    I've had my performax 10-20 for about 5 years and agree with everything Jim says. I find it good for my hobbyist purposes. My biggest issue has been in keeping the drum parallel to the conveyor belt. A very difficult adjustment. I think that's what causes the transition Jim speaks of, it has caused my cutting boards to be slightly thinner on the edge than in the middle (not visible to the eye but causes it to rock on a flat surface).

    I find it excellent for dimensioning / finishing thin stock for lamination work.

    Tony

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    i have one too, and have had no problems with it, other than it became my second most favorite after my wife bought the planer for my birthday...
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