Supermax 19-38 Drum Sander

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Supermax
Model:
19-38
Price:
$1,400

Description

DRUM SANDING WITH INTELLISAND™ TECHNOLOGY

Eliminates the guess-work of manually controlling the infinitely-variable feed speed
Simplifies the sanding operation
Provides a consistent finish even with varying grain pattern and density
Greatly increases abrasive planning and dimensioning speed
Maintain highest possible feed rate without overload

19-38” DRUM SANDER

Continuous-duty 1-3/4HP motor, 110 Volt power, TEFC.
19” width sanding in a single pass, 38” double pass
Sand stock as short as 2-1/4”, as thin as 1/32” as thick as 4”
Precisely dimension stock within .010” across width of sander
Infinitely variable feed rate, from 0 to 10 feet per minute
Exclusive take-up fastener makes changing abrasive quick and easy and keeps the abrasive tight on the sanding drum
AC Inverter - Variable Head Speed, 200-180 RPM
Tension rollers are adjustable in height and hold down pressure eliminating snipe
Sanding table is easily aligned to sanding head

110 Volt Model

71938-D 19-38 Drum with Open Stand

Accessories

71938-CL 19-38 Closed Stand with caster wheels
98-0130 Caster Set (4)
71938-DRO DRO (digital depth gauge-.000 increments)
71938-7 Infeed/Outfeed Tables

WOOD magazine review

Gouge-free wide sanding, plus easy belt changes

Review Summary

A drum sander, especially one in this price range, might seem a luxury to most home woodworkers, but no other machine flattens and smooths a wide panel as efficiently and with pinpoint precision. And this Supermax 19-38 sander performs as well—and better in some ways—than any drum sander we’ve used. Here’s how it’s better: First, we were able to change sanding belts on the drum quickly and easily without any tools and without getting any fingers pinched.
Second, to prevent gouging at the end of the drum when making overlapping passes of stock wider than 19", we simply flipped a lever to raise the table edge closest to the motor 1/32". This slight offset proves effective without “crowning” the workpiece. The feed-belt speed control has a built-in sensor to automatically slow the belt if your workpiece bogs down the drum. And a contoured drum hood with 4" port makes dust collection better than any drum sander we’ve used. The 19-38 comes with the open-leg stand shown, but the infeed/outfeed tables ($90) and casters ($40) are optional. Three-packs of replacement sanding belts sell for $25.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

A sander worth waiting for.

Review Summary

I've wanted a drum sander for a long time and this was worth waiting for. It powers through tough panel glue-ups and everything else. I recently made a couple of lazy susan carousels for a kitchen job we are doing. We ripped a piece of 8/4 thick ash to about 1/4" and started to sand it down. I didn't know how much, so we kept going until it had the right flex and feel which was 0.135" on the digital readout. How else could you do that.
We have also done end grain cutting boars with great success. Other things I appreciate is the lack of dust when connected to my central dust collector. It runs as quiet as my band saw. And finally, it is made in the USA and I like that a lot.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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