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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:08 PM
I have seen a lot of you use a sanding drum on the drill press. Does anyone know if this can be used with a router mounted to a routing table? I thought maybe the speed of the router would be too much for these drums to handle, or they simply just would not fit.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:23 PM
Because of the speed I would be as afraid of the router/sanding drum as a 'possum is an ax handle. If you'll check the sanding drums there should be a recommendation as to the highest RPM's they can be safely used at. I could be wrong, but I believe that most wood routers run anywhere from 10 to over 20 thousand RPM's. and I doubt you can find a sanding drum that will run at those speeds.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:23 PM
about the first time you hit your bait to it all h#$%% could break loose an i mean that as parts go flying sort of way,not a good idea
Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:10 AM
Sanding drums are designed for low speeds, and will come apart at 26,000 rpm's, or what ever speed your router runs.
I have a big router with variable speed, but even the slowest speed is way too fast.
Even if you could get a drum to handle those speeds, sanding at that speed will burn you wood.
Don't try it, please!
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:03 AM
Ok, thanks for all the concerns. I will definitively abandon that idea, lol. I hope to get a band saw next weekend, then I'll have to save my pennies for a drill press. I suppose if I going to use it mostly for sanding, I wouldn't need anything fancy. Just have to make sure the bed is square to the drum.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:29 AM
Good move. Your eyes and extremities will thank you.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:53 PM
All the concerns above are justified, I only add that the cause of the problem is the added pressure that you inadvertently put on the tool with a fixed router arrangement.
It may seem that your use of a drill press seems limited, hardly justifying it's purchase, but once you have one, you will gradually find more and more uses for it. The same goes with the other two big machines, the belt sander and the band saw. I would not be without any of them, even it I stopped making lures.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:58 PM
You can kill two+ birds with one stone, if you buy the Rigid Oscillating Belt and Spindle Sander at Home Depot.
It takes standard 4X24 belts, and can be coverted to a spindle sander and back to belt really easily. And having it ocillate, going up and down while is spins, keeps the sand paper from loading up.
I'm good at spending your money, I know, but it is really a great little machine.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:57 PM
I wish I had listened to Mark when I was buying a sander. I opted for the belt/disc sander instead and while it does the job I can see where the sander Mark spoke of would have been a much better choice. Especially when doing inside contours. To sand inside contours on the belt/disc sander you have to "eyeball" the lure square while holding it on the rounded portion of the belt. I've gotten to where I can get them pretty square, but the table on the sander Mark is talking about will hold it square for you. Takes out all the guess work. Mark has been a carpenter for a longggggggggggggggg time. It might pay to listen to him. Sure wish I had.
P.S. Sorry about the "longgggggggggggg" time thing Mark, but I can't help it if your older than dirt.
Edited by RayburnGuy, 28 January 2012 - 08:59 PM.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:51 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. Although it's a bit more than a cheap drill press, the unit looks nice. I have never owned a Rigid tool, but have heard good things about them. Between that and a band saw will make a huge difference in the time it takes me to build lures. Right now the only power tool I use is a dremmel tool. My goal for next week is to:
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:29 PM
I'm with on everything except the move to NJ....Hahaha
Thanks for the vote of confidence Ben!
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:40 PM
Well Mark, normally I would agree. But if i have to choose a single family home in NJ or a 2 bedroom apt in Brooklyn with a roommate, the choice isn't to difficult!
NJ is starting to look a whole lot brighter.