Review

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.

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
5.0
out of 5