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SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander

SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander with Stand
SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander with StandSuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander with StandSuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander with StandSuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander with Stand
SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander
Highland Item # 380381

Price : $1,199.00
Ships promptly from the manufacturer.

This item has a $49 shipping surcharge in addition to standard shipping

Detailed Description

SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander with Stand

  • Sanding Capacity
    • Maximum Width – 32" (two passes)
    • Minimum Length – 2-1/4"
    • Maximum Thickness – 3"
    • Minimum Thickness – 1/32"
  • Dimensions – 34" wide x 22" deep x 48" high
  • Drum – 5" x 16" extruded aluminum
  • Drum Speed – 1740 RPM
  • Dust Hood – one 4" vacuum port, min. 600 CFM recommended
  • Conveyor Motor – Infinitely variable 0-10 FPM
  • Conveyor Belt – 16" wide x 43-1/2" long
  • Drive Motor – 1-1/2 HP TEFC
  • Power Requirements – 110V 20 amp
  • Shipping Weight – 158 lbs
  • Two-year limited warranty
Wide Surface Sanding for the Home Shop

The SuperMax 16-32 offers outstanding dimensioning and finishing power in a compact and affordable package. It features a rigid, open-sided frame supporting a 16" sanding drum above an integral power feed table. You can sand stock as short as 2-1/4" or as long as your shop (and your own support rollers) can accommodate. The 16-32 can sand panels from 1/32" to 3" thick and up to 16" wide in one pass (32" in two passes).

The 16-32 is primarily a surface finishing sander. It can take your work from rough-sawn to a flawless finish faster than any other system. It can also be used as a thicknessing machine. It won't remove stock as rapidly as a planer, but you can dimension stock wider than most planers can handle. (On a piece of 12" oak, you can expect to remove 1/64" in one pass with 36 grit abrasive.)

Sanding Drum

The heart of the 16-32 is the self-cooling 16" x 5" aluminum drum. Simple self-tensioning fasteners make quick work of installing or removing abrasive strips. You'll be able to change the 7' 8" strips in just a minute or two. You can extend the life of the sandpaper through regular use of abrasive cleaners and by reversing the strip when you notice it's loading or wearing. Please Note: This machine doesn't work miracles. Highly resinous woods like pine will confound this sander as they do every other, so plan accordingly.


The conveyor drive uses SuperMax's INTELLISAND™ Technology to keep the workpiece at the correct speed for the load on the sander. This ensures a consistent, smooth surface without burning or gouging – even in wood with varying grain patterns.


If you'll be sanding longer pieces, you may want to add the optional Folding Infeed-Outfeed Tables to your 16-32. They add more than 12" of support on the inboard and outboard side of the conveyor belt. Since they fold out of the way, they only add about 4" to the footprint of the sander when not in use.

The optional Set of 4 SuperMax Locking Casters will allow you to move the 16-32 around easily yet still keep it steady when in use. The casters lock both rolling and swivelling and add about 4-1/2" to the height of the machine.

  • SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander
  • Steel stand
  • Conveyor belt
  • One 80 grit abrasive wrap
  • Patented Quick Lever Adjustment – allows height adjustments from 0-3" with one pull of a lever instead of 48 revolutions of the hand wheel
  • Built-in Digital Read Out – helps maintain consistent thicknesses to increase accuracy and quality
  • Indexed alignment – When sanding stock wider than 16", moving a simple index lever adjusts the conveyor .003" to eliminate a seam on the second pass.
  • Simple alignment feature – just one nut adjusts the conveyor to parallel the sanding head, making aligning the conveyor to the sanding head fast and easy
  • Newly designed Turbo Vented Dust Port – increases CFM air-flow to dust collectors by 15%.
  • Robust construction – The sanding drum will never go "out of alignment", as its carriage is bolted to the base, thus preventing alignment issues.
  • INTELLISAND Technology automatically governs conveyor speed to match the load for consistent finish without gouging or burning.
  • Flatness Guarantee – Precision-flattened steel conveyor bed reinforced with four steel cross sections for no “flex” in conveyor, guaranteeing flatness to less than .010 across the width of the sander.
  • Sturdy steel stand

Additional Information

SuperMax 16-32 Drum Sander Manual

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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