Sand Flee 9'' Portable Drum Sander SF-0904, with Optional Fence
A diffrent kind of drum sanding tool for woodworking
I couldn’t believe my eyes, what a great idea! This is exactly what woodworkers everywhere have needed. What’s all the excitement about you ask? Well I’ll tell you. I just discovered a new tool and if you are a woodworker you know that there is not much that is more exciting than a new tool.
The Sandflee 9” portable drum sander is the coolest thing since sliced bread! Instead of a sanding drum running overhead on a work piece the drum is set in a table. This opens up all sorts of possibilities for working wood. First of all it’s safer than overhead drum sanders and more user friendly than a belt sander. Being stationary it gives better control than random orbit or palm sanders. It has a micro-adjustment so it would be great for delicate work like marquetry. The dust port and down draft system traps dirt and dust. I just thought it was such a great idea I wanted to share it with outer wood workers. It is available at major tool suppliers and is reasonably priced compared to overhead drum sanders. The only down side I see is It is only 9” wide which effectively allows you to machine an 18” surface. Not too bad but I wish it was wider. Any way I can’t wait to get mine.
Update! after further investigation I found they make an 18" model. Fantastic!