Jet 16-32 Plus Drum Sander
Jet 16-32 Plus Drum Sander
£1,205.78 (£1,004.82 Ex. VAT)

Jet 16-32 Plus Drum Sander

Code: 110257

  • Medium capacity drum sander
  • Can finish boards up to 810mm wide in two passes by 75mm thick
  • Precision machined extruded aluminium drum
  • Can achieve a thickness tolerance of 0.25mm across the full width of the drum
  • Variable speed conveyor belt drive
  • Height adjustment in 0.1mm increments
  • Supplied with floor stand, 80 grit abrasive loading, 100 grit feed belt, box of loadings and loading insertion tool
  • Optional extras include a pair of extension tables, alternative rubber coated conveyor belt and a set of four lockable wheels
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This is a medium capacity drum sander which will finish boards up to 810mm wide (in two passes) by 75mm thick. The extruded aluminium drum is precision machined and balanced for minimum vibration. Used with care the machine can achieve a thickness tolerance of 0.25mm across the full width of the drum and the combination of variable speed conveyor belt drive and a fine abrasive can result in a really first class finish, even with the most difficult of timbers. The abrasive loading is wound spirally around the drum and held in position with spring loaded clips, both secure and easy to change. The height adjustment handle works in 0.1mm increments, giving very close control over both the finish and thickness of the timber.

Accessories available include a pair of extension tables for handling longer lengths of timber, an alternative rubber coated conveyor belt and a set of four lockable wheels.

Supplied with floor stand, 80 grit abrasive loading, 100 grit feed belt, box of loadings and loading insertion tool.



Dust Extraction Outlet 100mm
Feed Speed 0-3m/min
Model 16-32 Plus
Nett Weight 85kg
Overall L x W x H 540 x 800 x 1,200mm
Power Input 1,900W 230V 1ph
Rating Trade
Sanding Drum Diameter 127mm
Sanding Thickness Min\Max 0.8mm - 75mm
Sanding Width Double Pass 810mm
Sanding Width Single Pass 405mm
Speed 1,400rpm
Table Size 410 x 1,070mm
Abrasive Roll Width 76mm
Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Geoff Staniforth

1 June 2016

Great little machine

I decided to buy this after seeing it used on you tube, it did seem an extravagance until I had a 300mm wide board, 2000mm long of beautiful figured walnut. The grain had ripped and was looking really daunting. It took 8 passes but the Jet took everything out. The board is flat with no ripped grain and looks stunning, at that point I was so glad I had bought it. I only use it to do the rough sanding then finish by hand and it does a fantastic job. As mentioned in a previous review you do need to take small cuts but the result is worth it

Julyan Wallis

12 January 2016

Jet 16-32 Plus

Great machine for my seldom use of thicknessing woods for guitar making, reliable, although installing belts is a tedious task, the more you do it the better you will be, but thats the same as anything I suppose :-}

Michael Forster

16 August 2014

Excellent - but respect its limitations

This is a great little machine - and when you take the included leg stand into account it's really not that much more expensive than its smaller sibling and therefore much better value. I bought mine a few months ago and was very impressed with it on first use. To get to that point, though, I had to set it up at first and found the instructions not as clear as they could be. When assembling the stand, the legs go outside the rails. Put them inside and all will go well until you've almost finished and the last few holes won't line up!
Ensure that the mouting bolts on the lid catch are firmly nipped up - mine were loose when it arrived and it's possible for the nuts to foul the sanding drum.
It's great for sanding flat panels and - and here the respect for limitations comes in - can be used to make very fine rediuctions to tweak the thickness of a board as it's much more sensitive in fine adjustments than most thicknessers. But don't try and take off too much at once or too quickly - an eigth of a turn on the handle or 0.2mm which is very comfortable with the feed belt set at about the middle of its speed range.Used like this, it's much quieter and gentler in operation than a thicknesser and gets an excellent, snipe-free surface - but it won't make the thicknesser redundant - try and take off too much too quickly and it'll complain by tripping the thermal cut-out. Continue to abuse it and the paper will tear, requiring a complete replacement strip to be fitted. Treated with respect, though, it's a great machine and an asset to a small workshop.
Something to be aware of is the feed belt motor which is a separate one from the drum and not on the NVF switch so after you've switched off the drum using the NVR the belt continues to move until that's turned off too.
I found changing the abrasive strip fiddly and time consuming so tend to use mine as a first-stage finisher, changing to hand-sanding for the later stages rather than mess around swapping papers
One little niggle - the drum cover catch is over-complicated and I've found it impossible to get it set properly, but it doesn't represent a serious issue. Just wish designers would keep things simple rather than try and show off their design skills!



27 November 2013

Excellent piece of kit

I think Jet may have changed the design and the comments from previous reviewers about setting up every time (methinks lack of understanding how to actually do this may have played a part for one reviewer) and 'shimming' not relevant. To set up the drum to ensure equal dimensioning from side to side on a workpiece, you now loosen four bolts and use a small hand-wheel. This can be done with good accuracy. Then re-tighten the four bolts and ready to go. The drum should stay in adjustment if you also follow the correct procedure for setting sanding depth and not putting undue strain on the drum. It is for minor dimensioning and finish sanding, not a substitute for a thicknesser.

Only gripe really is price. The table extensions are silly money, the castor set is almost four times what you can buy similar suitable castors for and the abrasive rolls are also on the expensive side of what you might be happy to pay. The good news is if you follow instructions, use for what it is intended to be used for and use a belt cleaner stick ..... the abrasive loadings will last well.

Jeremy Broun

11 September 2010

Jet 16-32 Plus Drum Sander

A true 'David amongst Goliaths'. One part of me is reluctant to praise this machine for the simple reason that if you are on to a good thing do you then tell the world about it? Well I guess I always have done. This mini drum sander is one of my priority machines and provided you are patient and take light cuts (the cantilever arm can only take so much) and refrain from the temptation to use the machine as a thicknesser, it is very versatlie and a boon not least for sanding awkward grain (variations in density of wood fibres) that orbital sanders struggle to achieve perfect flatness. Needs careful shimming to set up perfectly parallel. Essential to attach efficient dust extraction. Jeremy Broun (furniture and film maker).

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