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Abranet for drum sanders
Mar 23rd, 2017 at 11:12am
 
Does anybody use abranet on their drumsnaders? Other than cost what are your thoughts?
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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #1 - Mar 23rd, 2017 at 12:09pm
 
I've read good things about it lasting much longer, the consensus seems to be you need to use the HD.
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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #2 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 6:46pm
 
I have never heard of it being used on a drum sander.  How long of pieces can you get anyway?
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Reply #3 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 8:56pm
 
It comes  in 10 yard rolls
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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #4 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 10:36am
 
Not sure, but with using a similar type disc for sanding out bowls, the coarse grits, 80 to 180 or maybe 220 were very slow to cut, but the finish grits, 220 and up were comparable to standard abrasives. No idea if it would need a backing or not since the abrasives are double sided.

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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #5 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 10:49am
 
robo_hippy wrote on Mar 28th, 2017 at 10:36am:
No idea if it would need a backing or not since the abrasives are double sided.

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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #6 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 9:53pm
 
Thanks Ed. I think every piece I have seen was pretty much double sided. I have wondered before if the abrasive that Vince Welch carries would work on drum sanders... Might have to ask him.

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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #7 - Mar 29th, 2017 at 8:34am
 
I haven't tried it yet, mainly because I don't have the money to throw at an "experiment". Plus I still have a few rolls of standard abrasive.
If I start a project that requires a large run through the sander I might just have to give it a try.
The claims that it last longer, but also costs more sort of even out. Although the clog resistance can be a great help with a drum sander.
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Reply #8 - Mar 29th, 2017 at 10:31am
 
Most of the clogging on my drum sander came from trying to take off more than I should in a single pass. Having good air flow from the dust collector is essential.

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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #9 - Mar 29th, 2017 at 12:05pm
 
For me, it depends,sometimes it's glue joints, sometimes it's sap/resin in the wood.
If I try and take off too much ion one pass, I trip the circuit protector.
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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #10 - Mar 29th, 2017 at 5:26pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Mar 29th, 2017 at 8:34am:
I haven't tried it yet, mainly because I don't have the money to throw at an "experiment". Plus I still have a few rolls of standard abrasive.

I notice the link data states the abranet is 2 3/4" wide, my drum sander calls for 3" width, I wonder if the narrower stock would fit the clamping mechanism and line up correctly with narrower stock?
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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #11 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 10:46am
 
I have an old, 20 years plus, Performax, 22/44 I think. It has a 1 1/2 hp motor. On advice from my dad, I had the motor wired to 220 (drive has to be separately wired because it runs on 110), and the motor never trips any more. I would use a card scraper to take the glue off.

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Re: Abranet for drum sanders
Reply #12 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 11:25am
 
It's not the machine, it's my lack of electrical service/amps.
I know how to use a card scraper to remove glue, you and just I sand different projects.

I would guess that i use a finer grit than most on my drum sander (150) which, having smaller sized abrasive partials, can clog more easily.
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