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agilitydog
12-03-2013, 02:57 PM
I was given three almost new pieces of equipment today: A Craftsman Professional 1 3/4 hp hybrid table saw with a Biesemeyer Fence; a General International 24 in Horizontal double Drum Sander; and a Delta 31-396 6 inch 3 hp Oscillating Edge Sander (220 single phase).

Everything is a giant upgrade from what I have. The table saw will be great; however, the 1000lbs and equally large retail value of the other two machine make me wonder about finding someone who builds Octobasses (link of one being played-for fun: http://vimeo.com/10990875

In all seriousness does anyone have experience with these machines?
For perspective I've been doing fine with a Performax 10-20 thanks to Ken Timms.

resoman
12-03-2013, 04:45 PM
I was trying to get one of the drum sanders (same manufacturer, different name) but it was just so darn big I decided to pass. The guy still has it but he burned up either the circuit board or the motor that runs the infeed. It could have been worked out easily enough but it was just so big... I ended up with a Jet 16-32. Having the two drums with finer paper on the 2nd drum was very attractive tho. He wanted $300.00 but your deal, can't beat it!

ksquine
12-04-2013, 07:48 AM
Wow...Lucky guy. Do you think you can use them enough?

Liam Ryan
12-04-2013, 08:49 AM
My 10-20 seemed liked a great tool until I used a mate's 24" twin drum set up. If I got one for nix, not only would I not sell it, you'd have to prise it from my cold, dead hands.

agilitydog
12-05-2013, 07:31 AM
Thanks the response. Liam you got my attention!

If you were as close as Catalina (you know, "26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina beckons to me...."), I'd find out about shipping costs for you. Alas, that wonderful place where you live is wonderful-- partly because of the distance from the rest of us combined with the "walkabout zip code system". :)

ksquine, Excess production capacity is making the Octobass market much more attractive. I think there are only three in the U.S. Waiting for the trend.

Allen
12-05-2013, 09:01 AM
I had the 10-20 but now have the 24" twin drum Liam is mentioning. I'd NEVER go back after using the larger one.

I've got a Jet 10" table saw with sliding table and Beisemeyer style fence. Use it every day. And as for the edge sander.....well I'm on the lookout for one.

Great score.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
12-05-2013, 09:57 AM
I scored this Grizzly 24" twin drum sander a few weeks ago- New is cost $1600, i got it for $350 on craigslist :)

Allen- do you use 80 and 100 grit papers? or both 80 or something else???

http://www.grizzly.com/products/24-Drum-Sander/G1066R

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ps- i had to make a 60 foot 220V extension cord for it which cost $80...

Allen
12-06-2013, 08:50 AM
80 and 100 Beau.

agilitydog
12-06-2013, 09:31 AM
This is great. Not only do I get great feedback on the equipment, but tips on setup and use! 80/100. Thanks Allen and Beau. Anyone else got questions about this equipment that I've yet to think about? We'll call this "lojacking", the good version of hijacking! :)

Allen
12-06-2013, 03:27 PM
I just had a look at your photo Beau. Not quite the same view out of your garage as my shed in Cairns. I'm shivering just looking at it.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
12-08-2013, 08:46 AM
hahha- yer- it is chilly here.... -10C at the moment....
Here is a pic of my better half shovelling snow today61667

Allen
12-08-2013, 01:09 PM
That's why I left Canada and live in the Tropics now.

Liam Ryan
12-08-2013, 06:12 PM
What, so your wife doesn't have to shovel the driveway?

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
12-09-2013, 07:30 AM
What, so your wife doesn't have to shovel the driveway?

hahah- Well, she did the shovelling, but i was buying a wedding ring for her at the same time so it all works out :)

Liam Ryan
12-09-2013, 08:43 AM
hahah- Well, she did the shovelling, but i was buying a wedding ring for her at the same time so it all works out :)

I imagine all the unmarried neighbourhood males were racing you to the jewellers....

Kent Chasson
12-10-2013, 02:34 PM
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In all seriousness does anyone have experience with these machines?
For perspective I've been doing fine with a Performax 10-20 thanks to Ken Timms.

One big advantage of a something wider than a 10" drum is that you can run plates across the grain which can really speed up stock removal without clogging the belt, especially in oily woods. Just make sure to leave plenty of thickness to sand the last .015" or so with the grain.

Although I have a friend who had some terrible problems with a motor, that edge sander is usually a great tool. With a fairly straight forward jig, you can set it up to radius fingerboards.