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16/32 Drum Sander with Digital Readout - Important Info

  • 13 Apr 2023 5:49 PM
    Reply # 13167405 on 11199625

    How do you like your 16-32 otherwise?  I'm thinking of buying one.  Thank you.

  • 08 Oct 2021 8:52 AM
    Message # 11199625
    Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    The 16/32 drum sander has been sold over the years under Jet, Performax, and now Laguna names.  Newer 16/32s comes with a DRO (Digital Readout) that slides in under the speed dial and connects to a USB cable.  The DRO is powered by 2 button batteries.   I replaced the batteries and when plugging the DRO back in, the female connection inside the DRO broke.  It was only connected to the circuit board with a drop of solder and the pressure broke it.  Long story short, the Laguna tech, contacted me and said that DRO is no longer available as this was a common problem. They replace them now with the Wixey WR510 Electronic Digital Readout and for $125, will send me one.  Available on Amazon above for $63.

    If you have one and need to replace the batteries, be very aware when plugging the cable back in.

    Note that the 19/38 larger drum sander, like what we have in the shop does not have a DRO although the Wixey add-on would work.  In reality, I rarely use it but it is sometimes useful when needing to take very light passes (which should be your standard operating procedure)


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