|Item Weight||140 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||23 x 32 x 18 inches|
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|Item model number||629004K|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||5 year limited warranty|
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JET 629004K 16-32 Plus 16-Inch 1-1/2-Horsepower Open Stand Drum Sander, 110-Volt 1 Phase
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At the heart of the 16-32 Plus is the sanding drum, which is specifically designed for smooth running and the dissipation of heat. Measuring 16 inches in length with a five-inch diameter, this precision-machined and balanced extruded aluminum drum is self-cooling to help prevent heat-related damage of the wood or sanding strip under load. For added peace of mind, the sanding drum turns on sealed and permanently lubricated one-inch-diameter ball bearings for a long, smooth operating life.
Additionally, the drum height and downward roller pressure are both user adjustable to virtually eliminate snipe.
Handles a Wide Range of Material Sizes
The 16-32 Plus handles a wide range of material sizes quickly and easily. It can sand materials as thick as three inches, as thin as 1/32 inch, and anywhere in-between. Unlike planers--which often have a minimum length requirement of a foot or more--the 16-32 Plus can safely handle pieces as short as 2-1/4 inches.
The open frame design also lets you sand pieces measuring up to 32 inches wide by making two passes. Additionally, a camber adjustment makes it easy to prevent "witness marks" when making two passes on wide boards.
Infinitely Variable Feed Rate for Flexibility
The infinitely variable feed rate and the wide range of sanding grits available combine to handle fast rough work or fine sanding on any species of wood. At the same time, the generous, stable conveyor platform makes turning material very accurate while smoothing the surface at the same time.
Dual Motors for Power and Control
The 16-32 Plus comes equipped with two high quality motors: a 1-1/2 HP, (rated using continuous duty cycle) 1 phase, 110-volt, 14 Amp motor that spins the sanding drum at a consistent 1725 RPM, and a direct drive 43 in./lbs. torque motor that drives the conveyor belt separately. Both are TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) motors designed to operate in a potentially dusty environment.
For added protection, a safety keyed on/off switch with overload protection controls the sanding drum and is front-mounted for operating convenience. And an infinitely variable-speed control on the conveyor belt produces the ultimate finish at a rate from zero to 10 feet per minute.
Patented Trackers for Quick and Easy Adjustments
Jet's patented conveyor belt "trackers" eliminate the need for manual belt adjustments, ensuring precise results. Independent tracking adjusters on either side of the conveyor are easily accessible and simple to use should tracking adjustments become necessary--as when a new conveyor belt may need slight tracking or tensioning adjustments after it breaks in.
Reinforced Steel Conveyor Bed and No-Give Power Feed for Consistency
A precision-flattened reinforced steel conveyor bed holds the stock flat during sanding. A reliable no-give power feed belt provides a consistent, smooth sanding action to provide the finest results.
Dust Port for Efficient Dust Collection
To help maintain healthy air quality in your shop, and to make sure your vision isn't obscured by dust, the hinged top cover has a four-inch diameter dust port molded into the upper shroud to help evacuate most of the dust created as you work. Connect to an efficient dust collector like the JET DC1100 for best results.
Performax Spring Clip for Quick Changes
The 16-32 Plus also includes a special spring clip invented by Performax that holds the end of the sandpaper roll. This clever invention makes for quick and easy paper changes, saving you time and stress.
The 16-32 Plus weighs 145 pounds and is backed by a five-year warranty.
About JET: A History of Sharing New, Feature-Rich Products
Opened in 1958 after the founder of the company, Leslie P. Sussman, took the first Boeing Jet Airplane trip from Seattle, Washington to Japan, JET began as a small dealer that sold air hoists and trolleys out of a single hardware store in Seattle. Over the years, JET has carried everything from snowmobiles, transmitter radios, and forklifts to nylon stockings, but by the early 1970s, metalworking had become the base of their business line. And by the 1980s, JET had expanded into the realm of woodworking. Today, you'll find that JET offers a wide range of popular woodworking tools that are backed with best-in-class features and excellent service.
What's in the Box
Drum sander, 80-grit abrasive strip, 100-grit abrasive belt, TufTool, metal stand with shelf, and one box of ready-to-wrap abrasives.
From the Manufacturer
Top Customer Reviews
The problems some reviewers have had with this machine are:
1. There is a problem adjusting the tracking of the conveyer belt, which is like a giant portable belt sander. The belt can drift to one side or the other. The front roller is adjustable so the belt stays centered.
To facilitate this adjustment, Performax has included clever little captive wrenches built into the frame of the conveyer assembly. This should make the adjustment easy. However, mine drifted to the left and adjusting it had no effect. I ended up completely loosening all the adjusters, and starting over again. This time the belt centered and it was easy to adjust exactly to where it was supposed to be.
I suspect that the belt, which after all is 16" wide, might have been just a hair out of square and all the adjusting served to stretch it out to a perfect rectangle. I believe the problem is that some belts may be more out of square than others. The actual mechanism is unlikely to be defective.
2. Adjusting the sanding drum so it is parallel to the conveyer belt is obviously important, but it is not easy to do. There is a knob that you turn to move the outer end of the drum up and down until it is set correctly. However, one must loosen 4 (!) bolts to free the assembly so it will move and then tighten them to hold it in place. The act of tightening them moves the adjustment out of place.Read more ›
The machine is very heavy, about 150 pounds shipping weight. The UPS man was kind enough to help me by unloading it into my garage shop. Set up took about 90 minutes, the instuction book was very detailed and the pictures were very helpful. The stand is very strong and steady, the casters are large enough to really move around on the concrete floor. The hardest part about the setup is the leveling of the drum to the conveyor belt. I had to do it twice before it was exact. The first time I did not use good judgment, I used a wooden board to help align the drum. In testing the first piece out, it was off quite a bit. I then followed the instuctions, and used a metal level on edge, and the results were well within the .010 inch tolererance as stated in the manual.
That all said and done, and after setting up the dust collection system to the 4" overhead port, I was ready to start sanding. I do a lot of resawing for the scroll saw, and this drum sander should be a staple for resawing. Each 1/4 turn of the control handle moves the drum 1/64", making it very easy to control the depth of "cut". You control the speed of the belt from about a rate of 1 foot/minute to 100 feet per minute. So depending on the type of sandpaper grade and hardness of wood, you control the speed and depth of cut.
The nice feature of the unit is it only takes about 2 minutes to change the sandpaper from the drum to another grade and you are back in business again. So it is very quick and easy to change paper as you prep the lumber.Read more ›
I had one very minor problem. The conveyer belt has a speed dial that is also it's "off" switch. when I turned the dial fully counter clockwise there was just the slightest "click". You could feel it more than hear it. Althought the dial clicked the conveyer belt would not fully stop. I took the control box apart (4 screws) and saw that the speed control was slightly bent out of alignment. I adjusted it and the detent of the click was much more pronounced and the conveyer belt now stops fully when it's in the off position. Total time of fix: about 5 minutes.
I bought the Performax Sander to help build guitars but I'll be sanding a chess board tonight. I'm sure it will make life a LOT easier. Trying to sand chessboards by hand always leaves ripples. This machine should allow me to sand it FLAT to 220 grit and then I can use my orbital sander to smooth it out for the finish.
If you buy this I would suggest also buying the castor set so you can move the machine around more easily. It's a bit heavy when assembled and unless you have a space on both the input and output side you'll need to be able to move it around. Also, the small amount that I've used it already has me wanting to buy the infeed/outfeed table assesories. You should also get a sanding belt cleaning "eraser" (as described in the video that comes with the machine). Some woods tend to clog the sandpaper and the belt cleaner will extend the life of your belts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Been using it for a while I just needed to get the feel for the right amount of pressure on the roller with the wood so it wouldn't burn or clog up the sanding roll.Published 12 hours ago by Bob P
Usually like Jet Tools and own many of their wood working machines including a joiner, hybrid table saw, wood lathe and dust collector 1100CFM. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Barbara Singleton
Three things I would change to make it MUCH better.
1.It actually has two power switches, one for the conveyor and one for the drum motor. Read more
This drum sander is built extremely solid. Short stock works fine, however I built a 14 foot out feed table topped with melamine to handle really long stock. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeff P. Choquette
I had a Performax 16-32 inch drum sanders and the new updated Jet is awesome. Love it!!!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this machine, don't know what I did before this purchase. We have a 2" thick bamboo cutting board that was cut and gouged so I ran it through with 150 grit and after a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by AJH
POS! Great sander when it works but VERY POOR QUALITY CONTROL. Machine arrived with a motor that would not run. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Greg Becker
I love this drum sander! I can't be without one in my shop. Making cutting boards is easier now.Published 5 months ago by Roger E Koss
Do not under any circumstances buy this sander until you have looked at the SuperMax 19-38. SuperMax is a small company that only makes sanders. Read morePublished 5 months ago by RxIS@home