JET 1836 Drum Sander

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The conveyor belt is torn. We are in the works of buying and replacing the part.

Ale Moré 12/01/2021

This machine does not require induction to use, however it is important that you familiarise yourself with the correct operation of the machine, including all safety and operating instructions contained in the user manual, prior to use. Incorrect use can damage the machine

The drum sander is not meant to remove a lot of material, but to provide good flat finished surfaces. Taking super shallow passes is critical to not damaging the machine or your work piece.

Recommended We recommend hearing protection.
Recommended Please wear goggles or a face shield
Recommended We recommend the use of a respirator
Warning Gloves are PPE against your material (splinters, resin etc) but are hazardous around the rotating machinery. Please carefully evaluate your use of gloves
Required Remove all jewelry and watches
Required Enclosed shoes are required, no open sandals, thongs etc
Required Dust extraction must be used at all times during operation
Maintenance Disconnect power to the machine before performing maintenance, including changing sandpaper

Reference Drum Sander Manual Section 6.7.

  1. The abrasive sandpaper is cut from a template (Drum Sander Template v5) located in the woodshop. Select the desired grit to fit.
  2. Confirm the correct feed direction of the abrasive by checking the arrows on the underside of the paper against the drum rotation.
  3. Feed sandpaper on to the drum from the left side of the drum (insert photo). Fit the end of the paper into the fastener by depressing the lever and feeding into the slot. Ensure the edge of the abrasive is aligned with the edge of the drum. Keep tension on the abrasive whilst rotating the drum to feed the paper. Ensure that the abrasive does not overlap itself, leave a slight gap if anything. When you have reached the other end, secure the end of the abrasive into the take up lever. The take up lever is spring loaded, so that it keeps tension on the paper. Ensure you press the takeup lever fully in so that the spring tension is maintained.

Caution - check the paper periodically for security. If the paper becomes loose it can overlap itself and cause binding against the material which will damage the abrasive, the machine, and your workpiece!

Available Abrasives

The woodshop supplies 60, 120, and 240 grit papers for the drum sander.

Cut Depth

For setting initial cut depth, with the machine off, insert the work piece under the drum. Spin the drum by hand whilst winding the drum height down slowly until it just contacts the workpiece. Note the position of the drum winder. Back off the drum winder by two full turns and release the work piece, then bring the drum back down to the set height by winding back in two full turns.

On subsequent passes, only lower the drum height by a small amount (maximum of 0.4mm each pass: 1/4 turn). Less than 0.2mm is recommended, particularly for large work pieces or finer paper. Finding the correct cut depth and speed takes experimentation. Watch your workpiece closely and make minor adjustments on each pass to achieve a good outcome.

Caution - Improper use can damage the machine!

Feed Rate

Don't run the feed rate too slow, which can lead to burning of the paper and work piece. 50 is a good start. Refer to the user manual for operation of the feed rate and description of the SandSmart controller.

  1. Ensure the area is clear and no hazards exist.
  2. Check the security of the power plugs and vacuum hose connection.
  3. Check the correct abrasive is fitted and change if necessary. Confirm security and tension of the paper.
  4. Check the correct initial drum height is set.
  5. Check the correct initial feed rate is set.
  6. Check the dust collector is serviceable. Empty bag if necessary.
  1. Reset controls to off positions.
  2. Sweep up dust and shavings.
  3. Empty dust collector bag if necessary.

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Abrasive Sand paper 60 Grit Cut templates are stored under the sander. Rolls of uncut are in the cupboard PLACEHOLDER Link to where it can be bought
Abrasive Sand paper 120 Grit Cut templates are stored under the sander. Rolls of uncut are in the cupboard PLACEHOLDER Link to where it can be bought
Abrasive Sand paper 240 Grit Cut templates are stored under the sander. Rolls of uncut are in the cupboard PLACEHOLDER Link to where it can be bought
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