Flex Drum Sander

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This soft drum sander will help you attain the soft contours on your Intarsia projects. This specially designed unit clamps to your 1725 (or 2000) R.PM motor. Designed to fit 5/8" shaft it also comes with a reducer bushing to fit 1/2" motor shafts. The Flex Drum Sander is approximately 2 3/4" in diameter x 7" in length. Just slide the pad onto the arbor and the ribs on the arbor keep it in place. You can sand past the ends without the fear of marking the work piece. Having the soft sides on the sander makes it great for sanding dips, folds, and grooves on your projects. 

Tips for using the Flex Drum Sander Video

Flex Drum Sander

The pads are available in the following grits;
Use this link to order additional Sanding Pads 80, 120, 180, and 220.

To improve the life of the pad try the following tips:
Keep moving the wood you are sanding across the entire surface of the pad.  Keeping the wood in one area and pressing hard can cause the foam to shrink.
 The pad may be a tight fit onto the shaft, if you have a problem LIGHTLY coat the inside of the pad on the end with liquid soap.
 If the sleeve becomes loose you can use a little glue to hold the sleeve. 
Click this link for more information about setting up your Flex Drum Sander. Scroll down mid way. 

using the flex drum sander

Adapter Shaft
Adapter Shaft if mounting to a drill press. This option is good for a temporary set up to use the sander. The sander works much better running horizontal mounted to a 1725rpm grinder or a variable speed bench grinder (run at the slowest speed). 

Abrasive Cleaning Stick
Use a 
Abrasive Cleaning Stick often to clean the pad. This will help extend the life of the sleeve.

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