Woodcraft Selects SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander for Unique Features

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Bob Poling, Woodcraft technical services manager, feeds a large slab of waterfall Bubinga through a SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander in this July catalog cover photo.

The Woodcraft July catalog features the SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander, a machine Woodcraft added to its product line because of its unique capabilities for woodworking, superior construction and large-scale capacity.

“We chose the SuperMax 19-38 because of its high quality and innovative approach to solving issues common to drum sanders,” national power tool sales manager Andrew Bondi said. “This is an industrial level product now available to the everyday woodworker. It enables the user to sand large projects with super results because of tighter tolerances in the drum. You can sand material 19″ wide in a single pass and up to 38″ wide in a double pass.”

INTELLISAND Technology automatically adjusts conveyor belt speed based on load

Five exclusive features address easy height adjustment, easy access to abrasive fastening, simple alignment, easy alignment setting changes and providing an extra-wide conveyor to properly support stock over 19″ wide.

“These features improve performance and allow the tool to flatten and smooth a wide panel more efficiently and accurately than any other drum sander,” Bondi said. “Manufacturing standards for the 19-38 are excellent. The fit and finish are superb, and the heavy-duty cast-iron construction gives the sander strength and rigidity while reducing vibration.”

Constructed of heavy-duty cast iron for strength, rigidity and reduced vibration.

In addition, Bondi said INTELLISAND Technology automatically adjusts conveyor belt speed based on load, which prevents gouging, damaging or burning stock.

INTELLISAND also provides a consistent finish, even with varying grain patterns and densities.

The unit also has excellent dust extraction as the dust cover is formed to the shape of the drum. It is metal, not plastic, and is formed to maximize airflow. The19-38 Drum Sander comes standard on SuperMax’s open stand, and the drum is pre-wrapped with 80-grit sandpaper.


The extra-wide conveyor belt supports stock over 19" wide

It features simple alignment: just one nut will adjust the conveyor parallel to the sanding head, making aligning the conveyor to the sanding head quick and easy. The 19-38 has an indexed alignment setting for narrow and wide stock. When sanding stock wider than 19″, the index level will properly adjust the conveyor for flawless wide sanding.

The extra-wide conveyer supports stock over 19″ wide, and the conveyor table is 22″ wide to add support to the workpiece.

There are easy height adjustments: a thrust bearing below the handle and a nut positioned above prevent the drum from moving out of the set position while sanding, and there’s no backlash or slop in the height adjustment mechanism to allow for easier and smoother height adjustments.


Patented Abrasive Attachment System

This drum sander also has a Flatness Guarantee: the precision-flattened steel conveyor bed is reinforced with four steel cross sections for no “flex” that guarantee flatness to less than .010″ across the width of the sander.

Its patented Abrasive Attachment System effectively tensions the abrasive wraps, preventing abrasive end overlap, and the 19-38 has easy access to abrasive fastening unlike other drum sanders.

SuperMax 19-38 at a Glance

• Drive Motor (TEFC): 13/4 HP
• Power Requirements: 110V 20 Amp
• Conveyor Motor: 43 in/lb. torque, direct drive
• DC motor, infinitely variable 0-10 FPM
• Maximum Width: 38″ (two passes)
• Minimum Length: 21/4″
• Maximum Thickness: 4″
• Minimum Thickness: 1/32″
• Dimensions: 42″L x 26″W x 24″H
• Drum: 5″ x 19″ extruded aluminum
• Drum Speed: 1740 RPM
• Dust Hood: One 4″ vacuum port
(min. 600 CFM recommended)
Shipping Weight: 286 lbs.

SuperMax Pre-cut Abrasive Wraps are ready to attach to the sander.

Accessories and Supplies

 SuperMax 19-38 Infeed/Outfeed Tables are available separately for the 19-38 sander.

•  To add mobility to the sander, use four 3″ Double Locking Swiveling Casters with 1/2″ Threaded Spindle.

• SuperMax Pre-Cut Abrasive Wraps sized to fit the SuperMax 19-38 come pre-cut and ready to attach to the sander. Packs of three wraps are available in 36, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180 and 200 grits.

View a video exhibit with Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop with the Super Max 19-38 Drum Sander.

Also check out the July Woodcraft catalog to read more about this new “Cadillac of sanders” or stop by your local Woodcraft store to see one in action!

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