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Types of Drum Sanders
Drum Sander Safety
Drum Sander Speeds
Edge Sanding
Surface Sanding
Pattern Drum Sanding
Sanding Odd Shapes

Drum Sanding
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Drum Sander Safety

Warning: Before using the drum sander, read and understand these important safety instructions:

Danger Zone-The danger zone on the drum sander is the area 3" around the drum.

  • Wear proper eye and ear protection, and a dust mask.
  • Do not stand directly in line with the workpiece.
  • When using the rip fence, avoid sanding workpieces with inconsistent widths.
  • Do not sand more than 1/32" off the workpiece in a single pass.
  • Feed the workpiece against the rotation of the drum.

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