the new drum sander arrived yesterday, and we wasted no time in dealing with the old one, and setting up the new one. it showed up in a nice little plywood box, and the driver was nice enough to drop the box in the garage. after that, pop set to work scrapping out the old one. i guess he needed something more fun to do than play solitaire, cleaning the house, and getting ready to mow the lawn. no time was wasted, and he wound up with 4-6 lbs of aluminum, and a bit more of steel. then the new one was uncrated, and lifted in stages (at almost 130 lbs, it was a bit heavy), to it's new home (remembering to set the brakes, so we wouldn't have to chase the bench down the driveway). after a bit of testing, it is all ready to be used.