Jet Performax Drum Sander

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
Jet Tools
Model:
629004K
Price:
$1,050

Description

The JET 16-32 Plus Drum Sander: often imitated, never duplicated. This drum sander elevates the primary woodworking tasks of sanding from long and slow to short and fast. The unique design of the JET 16-32 Plus Drum Sander provides ample capacity to handle small and large jobs with ease. Add our exclusive SandSmart™ Technology that virtually eliminates workpiece or abrasive burn and you've got a great sander that will last for years to come.

WOOD magazine review

Auto-regulating feed speed AND nice finishes

Review Summary

Although pricey, this model features SandSmart, a control that automatically slows the feed rate when the sanding drum begins to bog down on a workpiece. As a result, we got equally fine finishes at all speeds. Like its smaller sibling, the 16-32 Plus sands shorter and thinner stock than its competition, and can still work to nearly 32" wide.
It has the same difficulties with installing belts as the 10-20 Plus, and replacement belts cost around $8.25 each, but they seem to last a reasonable amount of time.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Jet 16-32 Plus Drum Sander

Review Summary

This is probably a tool you think you can do without until you have one. Then, you'll never give it up. From sanding cutting boards to furniture components, seldom a day goes by when I don't perform at least one sanding operation on ths sander. I especially like it when I'm creating furniture components and I need them perfectly identical.
Last night when cutting four legs for a table, I cut the pieces to 2" square, then used the drum sander to ensure they were perfectly square as well as remove any sanding marks. It's not an inexpensive piece of equipment, but one that will raise your level of woodworking.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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