This is the largest of the Jet open-ended drum sanders and has, when used from both sides, an incredible 1,120mm of capacity with an 100mm capacity under the abrasive drum. The drum is specially balanced to reduce vibration to a minimum and has adjustments so that the drum and sander table can be set perfectly parallel to each other. The oscillating action guarantees a smooth surface and prolongs the life of the sanding belts. The variable speed feed motor drives the timber through from 3m/min down to virtual stop so that a good finish can be obtained even on the most difficult pieces of grained timber. A major feature is the 'Sand Smart' technology, which gives an automatic reduction of the feed rate to avoid excessive material removal on uneven timbers. Changing the abrasive loading is quick and easy with a self-tensioning clip device incorporated into the roller. For longer lengths of material a set of feed tables is available as an optional accessory. A single 100mm dust extraction outlet is provided, efficient dust extraction is vital with these machines, please make sure your system is adequate. This sander represents a major advance in design which translates into the quality of finish that can be achieved.
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm|
|Overall L x W x H||1,050 x 680 x 1,300mm|
|Power||Input 2.2kW 230V 1ph|
|Sanding Drum Diameter||127mm|
|Sanding Thickness Min\Max||0.8mm - 100mm|
|Sanding Width Double Pass||1,120mm|
|Sanding Width Single Pass||560mm|
|Abrasive Roll Width||76mm|
26 July 2016
Some issues answeredOther correspondents have stated that the replacement abrasive is narrower than the original and thus difficulties fitting new abrasive. I have phoned jet technical. They say that the 3 1/8" abrasive is only supplied with the machine from new. The replacement paper even in the USA is 3" so it is a correct replacement. Someone has recommended making an MDF template from the original to get the cutting angle correct. Very good idea or copy the original exactly albeit we think it will be too short. It isnt. Apparently you leave 1/8'' between each turn as you wind the abrasive on and hey presto it fits exactly. The download instruction photos show the abrasive just touching with only the 1/8" gap at the right hand clamp point. I dont like it but there it is direct from the manufacturers technical staff. Why dont they supply 31/8" abrasive strip? Didnt dare go there. However if there is a really clever mathematician out there who would like to give the modified taper angle for 3" abrasive then I'm all ears but in the too difficult box for me. Happy winding!
9 October 2015
Great MachineJust to answer the top question regarding the removal of burnt on material, it is impossible to remove whilst the abrasive is still on the drum. Remove the abrasive and slightly bend and roll it around a small cylinder (dowel) the burnt on material will begin flaking off. This has happened to me twice.
20 May 2015
Works Very Well but, Take CareUsed this to finish 30 sq metres T & G oak floor before fitting. Did the job very well. Take care as mentioned above, taking of too much will incur burning and that is difficult to remove and renders the abrasive next to useless as burnt on material is very hard to remove, anyone any ideas on removal? As has been mentioned elsewhere fitting new abrasive can be a bit hit and miss. However I found that the new abrasive material supplied by axminster is just a touch narrower than the original from jet and not of the same quality. This means that if you try and copy the original to cut the end shapes by the time you get to the end having fitted it to the drum it is a touch short giving all sorts of tensioning issues for the abrasive. So caution there. As the abrasive is expensive, waste is costly. Could axminster rectify this with either advice on cutting via addition to the u tube video or supplying original dimension abrasive roll? Otherwise cant fault it am now sanding heavy oak doors and set up securely and accurately on rollers does the job well but take your time.
26 February 2015
Works great (within limits)I bought this sander for a piece of work which involved sanding 50 jointed slabs of wood which were 720mm (L) x 550mm (W), specifically for it's advertised ability to sand upto 44 inches width. I expected a learning curve from reviews I had read elsewhere (mostly telling you to not remove too much in one go), but I found that when in the oscillating mode and running the timber close to one end of the roller that it would stress the cloth backed paper to the point of ripping it after only a short amount of use. I tried all manner of techniques to reduce the stress on the cloth but all to no avail. The only way I could find to increase the longevity of the paper was to position the timber well away from the end of the roller and then when the paper did tear, to repair it with cloth/gaffer/glue and continue. I used a whole roll of cloth (£84) on one job!
22 September 2014
ReliabilityAfter about two and a half yars my machine has broken down. As I have given a good review it seems appropriate to update it with this information. Basically screws came loose in the coupler (sort of clutch) causing damage to other screws, various plates and so forth. This clearly should not have happened and reflects badly on quality control. I was charged for the replacement parts by Axminster. The non-oscillating version has a simpler 'coupler' if this helps with your decision.