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Author:  bcombs510 [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:26 am ]
Post subject:  Drum sander width


I recently sold my 16-32 drum sander with the intention of getting a wider unit. I'm looking at the 19-38 Supermax and the Jet 22-44. They are both on sale at the moment. I don't think I have the space for the 22-44, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm interested in the width (depth?) from the outside edge of the motor to the outside edge of the drum housing. The manual says 42" but I think that's the stand. Anyone have one of these and can tell me the measurement?

Second question - Same for the dimensions of the 19-38. :)

Last question - The 19-38 is wide enough to do dred tops that are not cut out yet, I would think, with leaving a ridge at the paper attachment point. A joined plate that is 18" in width for example. Has that been your experience?


Author:  meddlingfool [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:29 am ]
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Are you looking at the OSC? I've heard it's the bomb...

Author:  bcombs510 [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Drum sander width

Unfortunately not. I cannot afford the footprint of the fixed base. I am planning to use the standard version which comes with an open stand but just put the stand aside and mount on top of a set of cabinets (hence the need to know the overall depth of the unit from motor to drum).

That OSC does look impressive though.

Author:  bcombs510 [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:46 am ]
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The guy at woodcraft said it had to be mounted to the closed base, but the manual says: "Make sure the sander is firmly secured to the stand or work table before use".

Ed, please stop spending my money for me. :D :D

Author:  meddlingfool [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:05 pm ]
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It's the machine I want but can't get...

Author:  bcombs510 [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Drum sander width

I took a trip to Woodcraft. The 19-38 is 42" from table edge to outside edge of the motor. I'm just going to guess that the 22-44 is 3 inches more. :)

Author:  Woodie G [ Wed May 01, 2019 7:45 am ]
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The 22-44 Oscillating Drum Sander is 43.5" from outer cover of motor to end of drum carriage. If looking at the 22-44 class of machines, the extra money spent on the ODS capability (about $600) puts the machine in a category by itself. The 22-44 ODS has some of the benefits of the next level of machines - the wide oscillating belt sanders - but at about 1/4 the price tag, can still be run on 20A 115V power (1-3/4 hp), and with better ability than wide belt sanders to handle really thin stock. We never change grits - 80 grit provides a surface that is about what is achieved with P150 on a linear sanding scratches to scrape or sand out...we go direct to P220 ROS or hand sanding with the Festools or Dynabrades.

About the only annoyance with the 22-44 ODS was the lack of a mobile base for the sculpted base that Jet introduced with the tool in 2008. We created a mobile base for the sander with 3/4" ply screwed to the bottom of the existing stand and addition of a locking 200 lb/wheel industrial caster set. The newer version of the sander - not yet in the distribution pipeline - has a rectangular closed stand with built-in non-castering wheels, but for true mobility, a standard mobile base with locking, fully castored wheels would need to be added...we found our ply solution to be better and less expensive than add-on sets.


The new version of the machine is in line with Jet's redesign of all their drum sanders - tilt control for the bed versus head, redesigned controls, and larger cut-outs in the drum for abrasive changes. None of these changes are really all that useful, but for the fat-fingered, the larger paper change cut-outs might make the infrequent paper changes a bit easier.

Author:  bcombs510 [ Fri May 17, 2019 7:29 pm ]
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I ended up going the cheap route and getting a 19-38. It’s about the biggest footprint I can squeeze in. The folding in/out feed tables are a nice touch. Makes this overall smaller width than my 16-32 when not in use.


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Author:  Goodin [ Fri May 17, 2019 10:06 pm ]
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I have the Supermax 19-38 and really like it. I bought it new directly from Supermax about seven years ago and haven't had any issues with almost daily use. I got the digital height gauge with it and SO glad I did.

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