Thanks for your comments. The drum sander was made about 1997, so yes, I guess, it could be considered an older model (but when I compare to myself, I think it’s pretty new! LOL) It was about 10 years old when I bought it. It’s a dual drum, fixed end model . . . probably my favorite tool since I hate sanding so much. This really speeds the process. I think that SuperMax still makes one (in the U.S.) virtually identical to this one, (but the Performax name was purchased by a lesser quality company a number of years ago).
I didn’t even think about the possibility of burning the cabinet. I was thinking more about the lack of air flow shortening the life of the motor. I guess I should have thought about a combustible so close. OUCH!
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