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- Order number: HDS25
HOPE drum sanders can be used on the lathe with a 2MT holer or a kit for holding onto a pillar drill.
These are made from solid aluminum which dissipate the heat. They are covered in hook velcro for use with indasa velcro backed abrasive.
Three sizes available:
- 25 mm
- 40 mm
- 60 mm
- Length is 120mm
The drums are purchased separately for you to add either a two morse taper for the lathe. Or a kit for the pillar drill. These are purchased separately.
Brilliantly practical drum sanders and superb quality
If I had my own website I would write this review there because I know from my own shopping that I take reviews on vendors websites with a pinch of salt. However, I am enthralled by the quality and cleverness of these drums. I had been looking at alternatives, which all seemed to use foam plastic drums and had tricky sandpaper changing mechanisms. I actually only use sandpaper as a last resort, for instance for curves where a plane or spokeshave won't go, but when I do use sandpaper I want to be picky about the grits that I'm using and change these frequently according to the task in hand. I was concerned that in a conventional drum set, which uses a metal wedge, that I would avoid changing the paper as much as possible. It is not the case with these hope drums. The Velcro backing is well positioned and there is a slit-cleat in which to place the edge of the paper. There is no noticeable detriment to the surface being sanded using this way. Another thing which is great, is the ability to mount the adaptor to a board and thus keep the drum square when using a drill press. The drum is already very good quality machined aluminium, but most people using any drum sanders in a drill press will be aware of some play when pushing against the shaft. This removes this potential for error, and makes the whole set up feel a lot more stable and stationery. I bought two sizes of drum, and adaptor set, and feel that I have a good permanent solution to my spindle/sanding needs. I use a Metabo hi torque drill (which has a relatively low speed of around 825 RPM) in a cast iron drill stand, and have got excellent results.