SuperMax by Performax 25" dual drum sander

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Does anyone hate sanding as much as I do?

Actually, I don’t really mind sanding when I can do it this way. I just put on my ear muffs and respirator and sand away.

If I could get someone to change the sandpaper so I didn’t have to do it that would make it even more perfect! I added the sandpaper holder to make the changing more convenient but I haven’t figured out an automated sandpaper change!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

QSWO, I’m sorry to hear you dumped your sander. I don’t have any other dual belt sander with which to compare mine, but I’d NEVER dump mine. Overall, I’ve been quite pleased with it.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

I bought this same model back in 1996. Was never happy with it. Clamping system was poor along with the several other issues. I hate sanding but I still dumped this machine. They might have improved the problems. I want a wide belt sander, but won’t give up the space for it and a dust system.

Angellos,

It has a strange clamp that requires a special tool to open and get the belt in. It’s not fun to change the belts. Sometimes I have trouble with getting it to grab the belt tightly enough. If the end is just a little too long, it won’t pull it tight. And I have in the past cut a little too much off and couldn’t get it to catch so I just added a piece to it with my sewing machine. It held up fine. I just avoid sanding at the very end of the belt when that happens.

Just this week the belt broke at the clamp. It was getting really worn and I was putting off changing it. And I continued to put off changing it and just taped on a chunk of duct tape and it’s still working fine.

When I first got the sander (used), they were still being made in the U.S. and customer service was really good. The last time I had a problem, customer service was completely useless. Thankfully, I have a very smart husband and he repaired the conveyor circult board.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

How are the belts clamped on? I have a Steel City double drum and the belt clamping system is definitely the weakest part of the tool. It’s identical to the General one as well. Just a little spring clamp that is awkward to use and if it’s not set just perfectly, it can break the belt. But boy is it ever a time saver!

-- Angellos

Jack,

The dust collection is fairly good. There doesn’t seem to be much dust billowing in the air, but some dust remains on the conveyor so I keep a large garbage can on the exit end and it captures most of that dust. . . and I always wear my respirator when sanding.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Congratulations L/W, I’m green with envy. That little jewel would simplify anyones life. Wondering how effective the dust port is? Just realized the is my 1000th post.

-- Jack

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