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Hints & Tips from JP: Intro

This information represents suggestions on how to maximize performance and further understand SuperMax Tools drum and brush products.  It is not intended to substitute, supersede or replace information provided in the owner’s manual.  It is paramount that all end users, sales staff and promoters read and understand all provided documentation and safety rules that come with SuperMax Tools products.

Ok, now that we’ve got the “fine print” covered, here’s a few words from an end user who personally owns and frequently uses SuperMax products from both the “Woodworker” and “Performance” Series of tools in practical, every day applications.  (Ref: See Question 12 in a future post)

I like to think of the SuperMax drum sander as three machines in one.  It’s an abrasive planer at the 24 and 36 grit levels, a standard drum sander at the 80 through 120 grit levels and a finish sander at the 150 grit and above levels.  The INTELLISAND conveyor system ensures maximum “set-it-and-forget-it” productivity with a guaranteed accuracy of .010 uniform thickness that assures smooth, even finishes.

In my travels while visiting and training woodworkers, I have fielded many questions.  What follows are 13 of the most popular questions and answers about the real world of drum and brush sanding/finishing.  Pertaining to the drum sanders, the most frequently asked question is, “why does my abrasive tend to burn itself on the edges and leave burn marks on my wood?”  My response is “are you leaving a sizable gap at the far right side of the drum when installing your abrasive into the take-up fastener?”  Their response is usually “huh?”

Always leave a gap in the abrasive wrap as shown. This allows room for the abrasive to “stretch” so it doesn’t bind when the take-up fastener pulls the slack into the drum.
Always leave a gap in the abrasive wrap as shown. This allows room for the abrasive to “stretch” so it doesn’t bind when the take-up fastener pulls the slack into the drum.

 

Check back next Friday for the next part to our mini tip series.

The publication series has been prepared by JP DesCamp, area representative for SuperMax Tools.  Reproduction of this document is highly encouraged.

(Orig April 2006)

(Revision August 2015)