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Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package

Item #811571
$1,119.99
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4.5

(22 reviews)

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Product Information:

This jet unit works as an abrasive thicknesser and surface finisher on stock as wide as 32".

Model 16-32 Plus. Works as an abrasive thickness and surface finisher on stock as wide as 32". This JET unit offers big sander performance in a small package.Cantilevered design features a rigid open-sided frame that supports a 16" sanding drum above an integral, variable speed (0-10' per minute) power feed unit. The power feed conveyor runs on a reinforced steel bed, providing a no-give surface for consistent thickness and flawless finishes. The 5" x 16" extruded aluminum drum has greater strength, heat dissipation, and resists warping better than hollow, closed-end aluminum or steel drums. Drum height is adjusted by simply turning the top mounted handle. Handles stock from 3" down to less than 1/32". Stock wider than 16" can be reversed and run through a second time to sand material up to 32" wide. Spring tensioned abrasive fasteners make belt changes easy. Uses standard cloth backed abrasive. Includes: stand, storage shelf, built in dust port, one 80 grit abrasive strip, 110V-1.5 HP motor.


  • Patented conveyor belt TRACKERS(TM) dramatically reduce the need for manual belt adjustments
  • Infinitely variable-speed control produces the ultimate finish - from 0 to 10 feet per minute
  • Top-position handwheel adjusts height at 1/16" per turn for precise sanding thickness control
  • Precision-machined and balanced extruded aluminum drum is self-cooling to protect the surface
  • Continuous-duty, 1-1/2HP motor is designed for heavier use for longer periods of time
  • Shipping weight: 145 lbs.

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    • Ships by Ground to the 48 contiguous states. Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, APOs, US Territories, Canada or other foreign countries.


    Return Information
    All returns must be pre-approved. Any non-warranty returns must be unused and in original packaging. A 25% restock fee will apply. Customer pays return freight. Please call our Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-535-4482 with any return questions.

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    Articles:

  • Drum Sander Comparison Chart - This article compares the DELTA X5 18" Drum Sander Model 31-255X, the PERFORMAX Benchtop Sander Model 10-20 Plus and the PERFORMAX Drum Sander Model 16-32 Plus.
     
     
     

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
     
    4.3

    (based on 22 reviews)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (16)
    • Well built / quality (15)
    • Sturdy case (8)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

    • Difficult belt change (2)

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (14)
    • Large projects (11)
    • Home repair (6)
    • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Professional (9), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (12), Business (8)

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    4.0

    Great machine with one caveat

    By  Woodworker88

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    I bought this machine when a good deal arose. The only gripe I had is that the extension tables were not included, though clearly pictured on the box. I thought this curious, and as there was no disclaimer on the box, I decided to call Jet to see what was up. They told me that there was nothing they could do though they saw my point as valid. I decided to file a report with the BBB that detailed only the facts, and no harsh judgement. Approximately 1 month later, Jet emailed me with a tracking # and my extension tables arrived post-haste and free of charge. Thank you Jet! Sorry for spoiling it for everyone else as I am sure that Jet is now including the disclaimer on all of its boxes.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Head of the Class!

    By  Mr. T

    from Concord, CA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    Put this into production in my high school wood shop last fall. There are days when it is running all day long! The self centering and speed regulated conveyor belt are the two sweetest features in the history of sanding! The drum head runs at perfectly parallel after 11 months of heavy use. My Grizzly did not last 5 months! We loved it so much we bought the Jet 10-20 bench top model and they both get heavy use.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Wish I had brought one long ago!!

    By  Gray Rooster

    from Ft Worth, TX

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Difficult Belt Change

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    After several weeks of studying reviews, and talking to the staff at my local Woodcraft store, I purchased the 16/32. I make several items from 1x6 and 1x8 that require sanding both sides. The sanding with a palm sander was tedious and time consuming. I wanted a machine that i could use 220 grit on and only have to do touch up sanding with a palm sander. Today I made 20 of these items and the results were TREMENDOUS! This machine exceeded my expectations. Assembly was quick. There was a wood block under the drum, but no damage or indentation to drum. Adjusting the belt takes a little time as you must allow the machine time to adjust to the changes you made. I took a marker and with the machine running, placed a mark at the edge of the belt which helped see the changes quickly. The drum was level to the table from the factory so no adjustment was needed. Initial trial with a scrap of lumber went well until i turned the depth 3/4 of a turn. Blew a breaker. I have a 20 amp line that is only used by a window A/C so i plugged into this line. Also, once contact with the board was made, i only changed the depth 1/4 to 1/2 turn and i did not have anymore trouble with the machine tripping breakers. As others have said, this is a sander, not a planer and it works best taking very little material. I found that with a little less than 1/4 turn i could run the table at full speed, but if i tried a deeper cut, the table slowed down to almost a stop. I got more production with less cut but more speed, even though i have to run the boards twice. With the 1x6 and 1x8, i could run them side by side which also speeded up the process. I run several boards with the original belt (150 grit) then changed to the 220 grit. The first belt change was terrible. Didn't think I would ever get the belt attached. Now that i have figured it out, believe the next time will be easier. This is my only reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5. There must be a better way to change the belt, even placing the tension side opposite the motor to make it easier to reach would be an improvement. The results were great. Finish was perfect and ready for polyurethane. Even with learning how to use the machine and the belt change issues, i doubled my production for the items i was making. Exactly what i needed and the reason i purchased this machine. Bonus is that with the dust collector attached, i don't have the dust issues i have with the palm sanding. Wish I purchased this one sooner!!!

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    2.0

    purchase mistake

    By  Dan

    from West Gardner, ME

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case

    Cons

    • Not Effective
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    I purchased the JET drum sander, 16-32. Myself and my brother are woodworkers in our spare time. It's the worst piece of equipment in my little shop, even with dry/seasoned wood, which I have already run thru my planner, the sand paper constantly gums up, no matter what setting or speed you send it thru, your better off using a palm/orbit sander. I have other JET machines, dust and chip catcher and a dust filter on ceiling and they are great.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Good Fit and Finish

    By  Tom

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    Good packaging, delivered zero damage. Fairly easy assembly. Haven't had a chance yet to start with my next project (some figured cherry). but seems like much better quality than the sander at slightly lower price point (Grizzly)

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I would buy this again

    By  Jamulwood

    from Jamul Ca

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    The Jet Drum Sander is all I hope it would be, it preforms well. The paper is easy to change. The finish is super, as long as you move through all the grits. The unit was shipped from Walter Meier in Tennesee, and arrived in a timely manner. The only thing that was disappointing was the the delivery of the the sand paper from Woodcraft, it was shipped Fedex to San Diego, arrived on Monday, when I called Fedex they said it was turned over to the Post Office and was to be delivered on Friday. Huh??? 3 days across the country, 5 days the last 20 mies??

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Magnificent Drum Sander!

    By  Tadpole

    from Franklin, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    I have long needed a good drum sander to prep wood workpieces before loading them into my CarveWright CNC carving machine. I had previously been running the rough workpieces through my 12" planer, but that usually resulted in snipe on both ends of the project. Then use my belt sander to finish the project prior to loading into the CarveWright carver. With the new Jet Drum Sander, I can combine those other prep operations into a single task.

     
    5.0

    CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    By  BIG JOE

    from COLLIERVILLE TN.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Have Always Wanted One
    • Looking Forward To Using
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Everything I Need To Sand
    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    It is big and takes up a lot of room but thats a plus for big sanding jobs. I've always wanted one. This is a Christmas present to myself.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Smooth and quiet

    By  Rxeagle

    from Brandon,MS

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    Easy set up. Took a while to bolt to stand. Easy to adjust, and needed no tracking adjustment. Useing the dust collection means no dust sanding. Extension tables go on easily.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Dream machine

    By  lazoo

    from san clemente, CA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Jet Drum Sander, Model 16-32 Plus Package :

    Have had this unit for 6 years. Easy to adjust and stays adjusted. Very accurate. Easy to change the pre-cut sanding belts once you get the knack of it (short learning curve). This is not a luxury item. It's a must for any serious woodworker. Accuracy hovers around 0.003". Best to remove minimal stock per pass and resign yourself to a little more time spent sanding. Definitely fork over a little extra for the extension platforms. Dust collection a must.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business

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