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SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander

Just pull the patented Quick Adjustment Lever to raise the drum height from 0'' to 3'', no need for multiple revolutions of the hand wheel!
Item #
58666
Rating:
82% of 100

The new SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander features a patented ''Quick Adjustment Lever'' that raises the drum through its entire 0'' to 3'' height range with an easy pull of the lever. The traditional adjustment wheel still allows fine adjustments, but there is no need to repetitively wind the wheel for larger adjustments. In addition, the patented ''Fast Lever'' permits rapid adjustments for wide and narrow stock. The Turbo Vented dust port uses impeller-like fins to improve dust collection by up to 15%, and a rear-mounted conveyor motor pulls stock through, instead of pushing, to improve conveyor tracking. The 16-32 features a built-in DRO that is paired with SuperMax IntelliSand Technology for easy setup and even sanding without burning or overloading the motor. The SuperMax 16-32 churns out flat, smooth surfaces with unwavering consistency, giving you the benefits of a wide belt sander at a price that won't break the bank. It offers 16'' of sanding width in a single pass and 32'' in a double pass. The 16-32 Drum Sander comes standard with an open stand, and the drum is pre-wrapped with 80-grit sandpaper.


Features:

  • Quick adjust lever for fast height adjustment—just pull the lever to go from 0'' to 3''
  • Built-in digital readout for precision and ease of setup
  • IntelliSand™ Technology automatically adjusts conveyor speed based on load, preventing gouging, damaging or burning of stock, providing consistent finish even with varying grain pattern and density, and greatly increasing abrasive planing and dimensioning speed
  • Single alignment point—just one nut aligns the conveyor parallel to the sanding head
  • Indexed conveyor alignment for wide stock
  • Extra-wide conveyor properly supports stock over 16'' wide
  • Thrust bearing eliminates backlash in height adjustment
  • Extra wide space for easy access to abrasive fastening system
  • Self-cooling drum prevents overheating and extends abrasive life
  • Tension rollers are adjustable for height and hold down pressure to help prevent snipe
  • Optional folding indeed/outfeed tables available for additional support (#55450, sold separately)
(1) SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander
(1) Open Stand
(1) 80-Grit Drum Wrap (pre-installed)
Rockler Protection Plan

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.

Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months
More Information
Brand Supermax
Manufacturer Part Number 71632
Weight 158.0000
Tech Spec
  • Drum Width: 16''
  • Maximum workpiece width: 32'' (two passes)
  • Minimum workpiece length: 2-1/4''
  • Maximum workpiece thickness: 3''
  • Minimum workpiece thickness: 1/32''
  • Flatness Guarantee: 0.010''
  • Frame Material: Cast aluminum
  • Overall dimensions: NA
  • Drum Diameter: 5'' self-cooling aluminum
  • Drum speed: 1740 RPM
  • Dust hood: Plastic with 1'' x 4" turbo-vented dust port
  • Conveyor motor: 43 in.-lb. torque, direct drive D.C. motor, variable from 0-10 FPM
  • Minimum CFM Required: 600 CFM
  • Drive motor (TEFC): 1-1/2 HP, 110V, 15A, 1-Phase
  • Recommended Circuit Size: 20A
4.1 / 5.0
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Great investment
Quality piece! Solid construction, well thought out. Got it dialed in to within a couple thousands first adjustment. Hoping to elevate my game with my furniture projects. Highly recommended.
November 6, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
For the short time that I have used it since purchase, I am very happy with it. I does a great job.
October 2, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The drum was not parallel out of the box. It says it’s adjusted at the factory but that you should check it. It was 1/8” off. The outfeed tables are difficult to adjust, especially if you don’t read the directions well. Working like a champ so far though.
July 16, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
All that I expected it a little more. Easy to use, well-documented, great users manual and I love it. what more can you say
May 16, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Very impressed
Could not be more pleased with this product. Easy set up and great instructions on how to set up. After minor adjustment it has .003 run out on 10 inch wide oak board. The digital readout is accurate to .005. Belt changes are easy and dust is minimal with using a shop vac. Don't think I will have to hook it up to my big collecter.
May 6, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Ships well sets up easily and that .030” tilt on the inboard table feed left really no ridge on a 32” pass, wonderful feature.
Hey people this is one sweet quality built machine, the minute you grab the box off the trailer you feel for the first of many times the quality. You open the massive cardboard box and you see the quality packaging. Then you come to the best part, the Supermaxx 16/32 really does set up very easily with 2 people, just a tad dial in times and your ready to sand. The digital readout is the bomb and the quick relase raise/lower lever is one sweet deal.
Please follow the direction very carefully and the machine goes together easily, even the no tool drum to easily change sanding belts.
March 11, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
So far, so good!
In my former days as a woodworker I was used to using my friend's 52" wide, 3-head Timesaver sander. However, the Supermax was easy to set up, tune up, and does exactly what I hoped it would do. No snipe, and it is easier to change paper than I had imagined. Great little machine for the price.
February 5, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Take your time setting up to get great results.
Stand setup was only slowed by a few bolts having slightly damaged threads. I had to scrap one bolt and use a replacement from my stock. The sander was off parallel to the table by 9 thousands but was easy to get within 3 thousands of an inch. Works great, does a very nice job. Love it.
January 24, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Make sure you wrap paper tight
Yes wood recommend product
Assembling cherry wood rolling island
Sanded glued up cherry wood
Took some time to setup and adjust but worked fine
October 16, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
SuperMax 16-32
Bought the sander a couple of months ago. Love it. Great for the price. Would recommend it. No snipe. Great deal.
March 28, 2018
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
After much research of specifications and reviews, I am hopeful this smaller Supermax drum sander will be a suitable add to my small shop; meet my needs, in a smaller footprint.
Carolyn B on Dec 2, 2019
To save on time. I make wood flags and I have carpal tunnel in my hands. So this will be a big help. Plus it has great reviews.
Timothy V on May 30, 2019
After much research of specifications and reviews, I am hopeful this smaller Supermax drum sander will be a suitable add to my small shop; meet my needs, in a smaller footprint.
Carolyn B on Dec 2, 2019
Mostly American made. Easy adjustments.
Don V on Oct 28, 2019
To save on time. I make wood flags and I have carpal tunnel in my hands. So this will be a big help. Plus it has great reviews.
Timothy V on May 30, 2019
Help save sanding time when making segmented rings for bowls
Bradley W on May 26, 2019
digital readout
Larry S on Mar 11, 2019
features and price
Steve C on Jan 13, 2019
I just made room in my shop
D A on Dec 7, 2018
hopefully to reduce sanding time
Arden H on Sep 25, 2018
sale
G M on Sep 22, 2018
Best reviews for this size sander
Lynn C on Feb 20, 2018
Nicest unit on market with an innovative design and value
Todd W on Feb 14, 2018
Mostly American made. Easy adjustments.
Don V on Oct 28, 2019
Help save sanding time when making segmented rings for bowls
Bradley W on May 26, 2019
Where is the SuperMax made? USA?
Steve P on Sep 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: SuperMax is manufactured in Taiwan.
What is the length of the roll of sand paper? Are replacement rolls available, in your catalog or in-store?
Marty R on Nov 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These 16-32 sanding belts are the recommended replacement sandpaper for this tool.
80 Grit PerformaX Sanding Belts, 4 Wraps (for Model 16-32)
80 Grit PerformaX Sanding Belts, 4 Wraps (for Model 16-32)
120 Grit PerformaX Sanding Belts, 4 Wraps (For Model 16-32)
120 Grit PerformaX Sanding Belts, 4 Wraps (For Model 16-32)
150 Grit PerformaX Sanding Belts, 4-Wraps (For Model 16-32)
150 Grit PerformaX Sanding Belts, 4-Wraps (For Model 16-32)
220 Grit PerformaX Sanding Belts, 4-Wraps (For Model 16-32)
220 Grit PerformaX Sanding Belts, 4-Wraps (For Model 16-32)
Where is the Supermax manufactured? USA or Foreign ? Thanks, Herb H.
Herb H on Nov 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: SuperMax is manufactured in Taiwan.
How hard is it to change the sandpaper? Typical jobs require working down from coarse to fine. It would seem that this is a real hassle on a machine like this.
RickRed on Feb 2, 2018
How much does the container weigh and what are the dimensions of the shipping container?
Nelson R on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The package is 36"x26"x22" and weighs 136 lbs.
What is the heaviest part of the sander as it comes out of the box after delivery?
Everett S on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The sander itself.
Is this dual voltage or only 120? Also is the drum changeable to a wire wheel?
Gary K on Aug 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes
Is assembly required?
Harold T on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Though not too difficult, mostly the stand assembly. you will need help lifting the main body on top of the stand. Also, I needed to align the machine and the belt, which is easy to do but also takes time. Any machine requires alignment....
How does this compare quality wise to hand sanding with a random orbit sander? 150 grit mostly.
Sam R on Nov 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is close but not as perfect as hand/orbit sanding. But, believe me, it eliminates a lot of sanding. A lot!! One of the best and most used tools in my shop. Belts get easier to change out after a few times so dont freak out at first. I could not recommend this high enough-- buy again in a heartbeat!! Time saver for sure.
what is the manufacturers warranty for this item?
Dick on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months