Steel Top Plate with MDF Base for Drum Sander
This top plate is made from an extremely durable form of steel and has many advantages over the aluminum laminated MDF top that it is replacing. - It’s basically indestructible and will not warp even if exposed to varying temperatures and humidity levels. - It is fully tunable and can be shimmed to perfection. It will require tuning upon arrival, but it can be easily leveled using wood, metal or even cardboard shims. In most cases it should be adjusted FLAT using a straight edge, but it can be adjusted to be slightly offset for joining applications.
If using the Basic drum sander plan, slight adjustments will need to be made to the box to accomodate for this top. (plan is degined for a top which is 1-1/8" thick) We recommend NOT building the box until you recieve the top to ensure correct peices are cut.