Woodmaster 3875 - US Made Quality Equipment

Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Woodmaster
Model:
3875
Price:
$3,600

Description

Continuous Duty 5HP, 220-volt, 23 amp, single phase, 60-cycle, 1,725 RPM totally enclosed ball bearing motor, push button magnetic starter switch, with 10-foot cord and plug. Variable speed feed motor and 110-volt controller. Built in bottom draw 5-inch dia.,dust port system. Velcro drum blanket and 144" sheet of 100 grit sand paper wrapped on the drum. Complete operator's manual and operations training DVD.
Five Year Warranty
Maximum Width 37-1/2 inches
Stock Thickness Range 0 to 5-1/4-inches
Shortest sandable stock 7-inches
Rate of feed 0 to 16-feet per minute
Sanding Head 6-inch diameter, dynamically balanced, precision machine steel
Bearings 1-1/2 inch self- aligning, in cast iron housings
Bed Size 32-inches by 38-inches
Sanding Paper Size 6-inch wide by 144-inches.
Size 49-1/2 inches wide, by 37-1/2 inches deep by 43-1/2 inches high
Dust Port 5-inch diameter directed for bottom draw dust removal
Weight 753 pounds

Reader Reviews

Great Drum Sander, Made in the US

Review Summary

I purchased my Woodmaster 3875 Drum Sander used, off of Craigslist, like my 725 Planer that I reviewed on this forum. I chose this one over used Jets, and Performax models for the heavy duty construction, and the US manufacturing. This company is not listed on most forums as they do not mass market their products, but I find them to be incredibly well designed and built. Mine was a 1996 model, and it still performs perfectly.
Mine has the optional reversing switch, and I added the infeed and outfeed extension rollers that I bought from Woodmaster. I have been using it extensively for over a year, and it has become one of my favorite tools. With the ability to sand panels 37- 1/2" wide, it makes wide panel and glue ups come out looking like they have always been together. I run pieces through, back and forth, for 3 passes, and then crank it up a little more continue sanding, and produce extremely smooth pieces with little effort. Much better than trying to use belt and pad sanders. The power is great, with the 5HP Leeson motor, and the dust pickup is excellent, when the sander is in the "forward" direction, but not too well when "reversed". This is due to the fact that the dust exhaust is "after the drum" in the forward direction, which puts it "before" the sanding when reversed, but I just run it back through for the third pass, back in the forward direction, and things come out dust free. The variable speed feed rate on the Woodmaster tools is excellent. As I said about my planer, if you compare their prices, which always seem to be having a promotion, and usually free shipping, the Woodmaster tools compete very well against Jet, Powermatic, Laguna, and all of the others, and they are built like tanks, in the US. You get incredibly well built, industrial quality tools, made in the US. It doesn't get any better than that. I loaded a picture from the company website, because the 2 I took of mine were too big to be accepted by this website.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Quality sander with economical price, made in KC, MO!

Review Summary

I purchased my Woodmaster 3875 used also from criagslist. It was only a couple of years old and it came from Kansas City, a cabinet shop near Union Station. I have had it almost 2 years and have been able to improve the quality of my work with better evenness and smoother results. Presently after the initial pickup pass, I make at least 3 to 4 passes per side, then change to a finer grit and do the 3 to 4 passes again per side. Normally I use 100 grit, the 150.
I am still learning about precise wrapping, removing and securing the end of the abrasive to the drum. I have made a few burn marks in a grit or two and made new pieces to wrap and reuse on the drum. I usually take no more than an 1/8 of a turn when raising the bed. I have seen the quality in what I make is much better. It has a steel drum where Grizzly and others have aluminum. Others are sometimes smaller drums also. The dust collector works good, only missing what comes off the very end of the board. I would add wrapping diagrams inside the cover for reference and also a cover holder so it stays up while changing grits. Very good piece of equipment

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Woodmaster 38" drum sander bought used two years old

Review Summary

I purchased my sander from a shop very close to union station in Kansas City. This shop graduated to a large belt sander. After using it now on pecan kitchen cabinets, bedroom furniture sets made from oak and walnut I am experienced and satisfied of its great ability to sand and be reliable saving valuable time on my projects..It was a good compliment to my spiral cutterhead Powermatic planer....I like having access to KC within an hour drive for sandpaper etc.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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