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Model#: DWWN31-260X

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Delta 31-260X X5 18 in. x 36 in. Drum Sander

  • Delta 31-260X X5 18 in. x 36 in. Drum Sander
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  • Powerful 1-1/2 HP Induction Motor with a 6 groove belt for maximum power transfer and an 18 in. drum for superior material removal
  • Single-piece, cast-iron table construction is supported on each corner by precision-machined screws for accuracy, stability and easy adjustments
  • Large sturdy steel cabinet style base dampens vibration for super smooth finish sanding. The cabinet style base easily converts to a user installed -inWoodworker's Pantry-in for sandpaper roll storage
  • Up-front, easy-to-read motor controls and thickness gauge
  • Paddle type on/off switch for operator convenience and sadety
  • The 31-260X has a rigid, welded C-frame head assembly that eliminates loose movement in the sanding drum resulting in superior parallelism of the work piece - Eliminates loose movement in head assembly resulting in even sanding across the entire workpiece
  • Blow-molded integral dust hood with a positive lock secure seal is designed to extra dust to one side, keeping outfeed area clear of obstructions
  • X5 18 in. x 36 in. Drum Sander - 31-260X
  • (5) 80-Grit Sanding Wraps
  • (4) 120-Grit Sanding Wraps
  • Steel Stand
  • Instruction Manual


Series: X5
Length: 24.5 in.
Width: 28.5 in.
Height: 46 in.
Weight: 190 lbs.
AC Voltage: 120V
Drum Diameter: 5 in.
Drum Length: 18 in.
Drum Speed (RPM): 3300
Dust Port Size: 4 in.
Horsepower: 1.5
Motor Phase: 1
Type: Stationary



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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
one smooth tool
when doing routing or mortice/panel work i can get exact thickness. I save money because i can sand reclaimed wood without fear of hitting a nail, planer blades are expensive
December 26, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
As Adverdised
Easy to use and very reliable. Assembly directions are a tad bit confusing, photos are not as clear as they might be to show the steps you are working on.
December 8, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
delta 31-260x drum sander
DELTA WOODWORKING 31-260x is just a great sander!!!!! the only thing I would do or add, would be add a shelf, and a door on the open end. DELTA IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE #1 in my BOOK!!!
February 2, 2012
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
burns belts evven with careful use
preparing stock for furniture pieces. everyone I know with this machine agrees with me that it's really easy to trash belts by dust accumulation on the belt then burning streaks on the stock. I would not recomend this machine. it is also difficult to install belts. I can live with it but it sure does frustrate me and I wish I had found an alternative to buy.
February 20, 2012

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how wide of a board can you sand?
DANNY on Mar 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Maximum thickness: 4" (102 mm)
Minimum thickness: 1/32" (0.8 mm)
Maximum width: 18” (457 mm) in one pass - 36” (914 mm) in two passes.
Minimum width - None - (IMPORTANT: Be certain with narrow stock that the stock width is equal to, or greater than, the stock thickness).
Maximum length: Infinite. For heavy workpieces or workpieces longer than 4 feet use an accessory Infeed/Outfeed Table or a roller stand for additional support.
how thin can you sand?
Bud on Sep 6, 2013
BEST ANSWER: For normal material removal (1/64"or .0150") or (.4 mm)
For normal finishing (1/128" or .0075") or (.2 mm)


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