Anyone havery a drum sander they like?
I went to buy a used one today I bought on ebay. The guy had a week and a half to get it working before pickup and I went today to check it out and it had a bunch of problems. The motor wasnt powering on for the drum. We fixed that. Then the table wasn't raising or lowering and we disassembled it and tried to fix that a few gears were toast so the crank would not work. After breaking it down it had a good amount of rust on it so I decided to pass on it. At $450 if it worked it wasn't too bad of a price.
I have a few projects coming up that could use the aid of a drum sander. My dad wants an island and I need to build a few cabinets. I have a friend that wants some wine and cheese trays too. I don't want to spend $1400 on a new one though that's for sure.
I have a planer 13" delta I've been using for most stuff but once it's glued up most things don't fit width wise.
Any advise or suggestions on good sanders or options?