MicroLux® Drum Thickness Sander

Item #: 83507
List Price $639.95
Super Buy Price! $399.95
List Price $639.95
Super Buy Price! $399.95

$27.00 Additional Freight

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Drum Thickness Sander Turns Your Shop into a Portable Lumber Mill

Sands wood up to 1/2 inch thick and 5 inches wide

The MicroLux® Drum Thickness Sander is designed for model makers and serious hobbyists who need wood in sizes not available commercially. The rotating drum inside the housing sands wood sheet and strip to the desired size with a precision that will satisfy the most-demanding model builder. And the crafter can even manufacture his own lumber from resawn boards, or from wood sawn from small logs and other stock.

I needed about ten sheets of scribed sheetwood reduced from 1/16 to 1/32 thick. The drum thickness sander was a trooper and buzzed through them in a few minutes. I used a micrometer and the variation between boards and along each board was less than 0.003 inch. Looking around my shop, I said, 'There isn't another tool here that could do that. Bravo!'

Wayne W., Tucson, AZ

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Drum size: 2 inches in diameter x 5-1/2 inches long

Capacity: Sands wood up to 1/2 inch thick and 5 inches wide

Motor: 1/3 horsepower, 120v AC

Drum speed: 5800 rpm

Sanding sleeves: Various grits available (sold separately)

Machine construction: Cast iron and steel plate

Drive system: Multi-V-belt

Accuracy: Table is adjustable side-to-side for uniform thickness

Vacuum port: Located on rear...1-1/4 inches in diameter

Overall size: 9 inches wide x 10 inches deep x 11 inches high

Weight: 33 lbs.

Includes one 120 grit sanding sleeve

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Wood Dust which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov

Customer Reviews of This Item Average: 52MLX DRUM THICKNESS SANDER


Drum Sander surprise Provides nice finish.


This machine weighs in at 34#. I work mostly in mahogany wood and I cut my own veneer on a large bandsaw. I needed to remove all the teeth marks on the cut material. This unassuming little guy "egger beaver" did a great job. The material I cut is in different widths to fit my needs. I build Dumas mahogany type boats currently a Dauntless boat. This machine will fit my needs. It does not seem to slow down during the sanding process it does however create a whole lot of dust. which is a good thing, the finish is out standing. SO if you are doing veneer work this is the machine for you. The motor was turning the wrong way I called Micromark service tech he was on the mark for the repair over the phone... repair... Painless.


Great addition to model shop

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The sander is very well preserved for storage and shipping. You will have to disassemble and thoroughly clean the machine.
<br>The steel roller was already installed and had scored the table. Micro-Mark Customer Service immediately sent me a replacement table. They stand behind their products and have wonderful service.
<br>When reassembling the sander, make sure to realign the table with the sanding drum as explained in the “Maintenance” section of the instructions.
<br>I applied a thin coat of paste wax to the table to provide a smooth surface for the wood to slide on.
<br>Even though the sander does not auto-feed the wood, it only took me two passes to get the feel for the correct speed to feed the wood.
<br>I am very surprised at the overall hearty construction and ease of operation. This is a great addition to my model shop.