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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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  • Drum sander and stand with 1-1/2-horsepower motor
  • Sands stock up to 32 inches wide
  • Aluminum self-cooling drum
  • Includes sander, stand, box of abrasives, and one TufTool
  • Backed by a five-year warranty
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Cut your sanding time up to 75 percent with the JET 629004K 16-32 Plus 16-Inch 1-1/2 HP Open Stand Drum Sander, 110-Volt 1 Phase. This innovative tool elevates the primary woodworking tasks of sanding from long and slow to short and fast. Ideal for small commercial shops, this tool can be used in lieu of a planer, and it provides ample capacity to handle both small and large jobs with ease.

The JET 16-32 Plus 16-Inch
Open Stand Drum Sander offers:
  • Two powerful, TEFC motors
  • Patented conveyor belt "trackers" that eliminate the need for manual belt adjustments
  • An open frame design for sanding pieces up to 32 inches wide with two passes
  • A safety keyed on/off switch with overload protection controls





Easy-to-use adjusters make compensating for belt stretch simple, fast, and tool-free.


A large crank changes the height of the sanding drum and ensure precision cut depth changes are easy to make.


Twin motors provide the sanding power you need.
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The drum is specifically designed to run smoothly and dissipate heat.


A large, four-inch dust port helps keep your shop clean.


The ability to safely sand wood from 3 inches thick to 1/32 inch ensures versatility.
Precision Drum for Long, Smooth Operating Life
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

The patented design of Jet's 16-32 drum sander lets you sand stock as wide as 32 inches on the 16-inch drum in two passes-with results within .010 of an inch uniform thickness. The 5-by-16-inch extruded aluminum drum is self-cooling and precisely machined. The new continuous motor delivers more torque. The drum operates at 1700 rpm. Power feed conveyor belt features "no give" design. Height and downward pressure are adjustable. One turn of the handle equals 1/16 of an inch up or down. Variable feed rate adjust from 0-10 feet per minute for surface, dimension, and finish sanding. The stand is strong and steady.

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Technical Details

Part Number 629004K
Item Weight 140 pounds
Product Dimensions 23 x 32 x 18 inches
Origin USA
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Item model number 629004K
Size 1
Color port
Power Source corded-electric
Horsepower 1.5 HP
Item Package Quantity 1
Included Components stand
Warranty Description 5 year limited warranty

Technical Specification

Manual [PDF ]
JET Open Stand Drum Sander Data Sheet [PDF ]

Additional Information

ASIN B00005RW92
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #29,018 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#1 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Sanders > Drum Sanders
Shipping Weight 141 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First Available October 23, 2001

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A drum sander is a pretty basic machine; a sandpaper conveyer belt moves the wood under a spinning cylinder/drum that is covered in replaceable sand paper. Tensioned rollers keep the wood pressed down on the conveyer so it doesn't slip. The drum can be moved up and down to apply the proper sanding depth.

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.
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I've been "looking" at this drum sander for the past few years, and finally bought it about 2 months ago, and the only thing I regret is that I did not buy it sooner! I can't remember how to prep lumber without this machine.

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.
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The Performax Sander was easy to assemble, it went together in one evening after dinner. Just be sure to follow all the instructions in order or else you'll be taking the conveyer belt on and off a lot. The conveyer belt seemed to track perfectly right out of the box. Also, the sanding drum was parallel to the conveyor right out of the box.
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.
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