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3 X 3 Drum Sander 3/8" Chuck
3 X 3 Drum Sander 3/8" Chuck Item #: 44735
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$29.99
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3 X 3 Drum Sander 1/2" Chuck
3 X 3 Drum Sander 1/2" Chuck Item #: 44743
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$29.99
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Large Sanding Drums-Adapters

Item #
GRP1090_1
Rating:
72% of 100
Guaranteed to keep their shape. The unique two piece construction allows the outer rubber to expand uniformly, eliminating inconsistent results. Allows for quick changes of sleeves. 3" diameter by 3" long. Abrasive sleeves sold separately.
(1) 3" X 3" Sanding Drum
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Weight 1.0800
3.6 / 5.0
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Nice sanding drum
April 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Drum sanders
I was very impressed with the drum sanders
March 24, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It does the job.
I have several large circular rings whose inner surface was irregular and the drum is just the right tool to smooth them out.
April 29, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Yes, you need to have some...
Yes, you need to have some back ground not to want to pull your hair out on the "getting it centered issue", But it really isn't that hard to resolve. You only put the first set screw in {1 is plenty for this application}, then eyeball the drum centered and tighten the drum down to hold your sleeve, turn the 1 set screw down just touching. Speed your machine up as high as possible and it will center it's self. Tighten the set screw down tight without hitting the drum. The second set screw is needed as it is a locking set screw, simular to double nutting a bolt that you don't want to vibrate loose. I have to confess I dropped mine into the sawdust and couldn't find them but from experience I know that the first one in should be a cupped end set screw and the second a flat nose set screw. This takes a touch, if you have problems with this then snug the first one and turn the machine on and hold a roller caster to the center of the sleeve with the nut snug and with a good eye you very soon will have it as close as humanly possible. Follow the same steps in the final tightenings. Trying to move it this way then that and tightening and loosening it each try will drive you loooney and I think the combination of probabilities are infinite. You have moved it to far, not far enough, to much left and not enough up etc.. Give this a try. I think it will help you using one way or the other depending on how used to setting machines of all types. I am not a writer so I probably typed in a circle and left out things so that it doesn't work for you and if I did I'm sorry. I  just saw this and wanted to help you all out.
October 3, 2012
I used this item on the...
I used this item on the end of a 1/2" motor to make a thickness sander. What I found was the hole on the motor end of the drum was smaller than the threaded shaft of the arbor. This allows the drum to wobble. I read on someone's web page that the manufacturer makes a filler to alleviate this problem, but I haven't been able to locate one. With careful positioning while tightening, this wobble can be reduced. All in all, it works pretty well for my purposes.
May 24, 2008
I bought this drum to make...
I bought this drum to make a thickness sander. There are two problems to note. First the drum does not center exactly on the motor shaft causing the drum to wobble. Secondly after semi aggressive usethe nut over tightens causing the sleeve to distort and cut with a visible arc. By checking regularly with a straight edge I have been able to overcome the problem.
October 29, 2008
First of all the chuck is...
First of all the chuck is smaller than the recess in the drum. Poor design with two set screws on the same side of the chuck, one on top of the other. The set screws should be 180 degrees from each other, this way the chuck could be centered, three screws 120 degrees would be even better. There is no way to center the chuck on the drum so the drum will not spin on a center, it will wobble when you turn the drill press on. Haven't fixed it yet but will probably just go buy a piece of steel rod the same size of the recess in the drum to fix it.
December 17, 2007
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What I was looking for
Pete L on Jul 31, 2018
This will help me sand parts for a chair I am making.
Gordon R on Sep 26, 2017
What I was looking for
Pete L on Jul 31, 2018
To sand curved chair legs.
Jim on Jul 7, 2018
This will help me sand parts for a chair I am making.
Gordon R on Sep 26, 2017
Ability to sand inside radius curves on wider stock.
Andrew B on Nov 26, 2016
Fits above product
Robert P on Jun 28, 2015
Need to smooth inside circles
Peter M on Apr 13, 2015
To sand curved chair legs.
Jim on Jul 7, 2018
Ability to sand inside radius curves on wider stock.
Andrew B on Nov 26, 2016
Can this be used on a motor with 1/2 shaft ?
Sharon C on Jan 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No you can't straight out of the box. To use the sanding drum you need to install a chuck on your motor shaft. For an example of what I'm talking about. Look up the Guenivere motor from King Arthur Tools . Hope this helps
Would this work on a router/table?
Robert J on Jun 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sure it would "work", but I'd be concerned with the speed and balance of this chucked in a router. If you have a variable speed router with the correct size chuck, 3/8", then you could try it.
We are looking for a 4in sanding wheel for a jack master shoe machine do you have in stock ?
k k on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, we don't carry anything like that.