Model#: JETN629004K

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JET 16-32 Plus Drum Sander

  • JET 16-32 Plus Drum Sander
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This sander was the first of it's kind never to be duplicated. It allows you to accurately sand the surface of a board up to 32 in. wide.
  • Infinitely variable-feed control produces the ultimate finish at a rate from 0 to 10 ft. per minute
  • Patented conveyor belt TRACKERS, dramatically reduce the need for manual belt adjustment
  • Precision-machined and balanced extruded aluminum drum is self-cooling to protect the surface being sanded from heat-damage
  • Sealed and permanently lubricated drum ball bearings for longer life
  • Precision-flattened reinforced steel conveyor bed and no-give power feed belt provide a constant smooth sanding action for better results
  • Adjustable drum height and downward pressure feature virtually eliminates snipe
  • Top-position hand wheel adjusts height at 1/16 in. per turn for precise sanding thickness control
  • Patented abrasive take-up fasteners make changing abrasives quick and easy
  • Continuous-duty, 1-1/2 HP motor is designed for heavier use for longer periods of time
  • On/off switch with overload protection is front-mounted for operator's convenience
  • Two motors: one feeds, while the other drives for superior sanding control
  • 16-32 Plus Drum Sander - 629004K
  • 80-Grit Abrasive Strip
  • 100-Grit Abrasive Belt
  • TufTool,
  • Metal Stand w/ Shelf
  • (1) Box of Ready to Wrap, Abrasives


Weight: 164 lbs.
AC Voltage: 115V
Amperage: 14A
Bearing Diameter: 1 in.
Conveyor Motor: 43 in-lbs. Direct Drive
Conveyor Speed (FPM): 0 - 10
Drum Diameter: 5 in.
Drum Length: 16 in.
Drum Speed (RPM): 1720
Dust Port Size: 4 in.
Horsepower: 1.5
Max. Board Thickness: 3 in.
Max. Board Width: 32 in.
Min. Board Length: 2-1/4 in.
Min. Board Thickness: 1/32 in.
Motor Phase: 1
Pre-Wired Voltage: 115V
Type: Open Base



4.5 / 5.0
58 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (30)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (3)
Powerful (22)
Heavy (3)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (17)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Poor Quality Control
Had read all the hype about a lot of problems with the belt teacking issues. Decided since I have a jet 6" planer that is a horse, would try the 16-32 Drum Sander. Bought from local wood in case I had trouble. The boxes were not damaged, the unit looked in good shape with no damage. I backed the belt off , like the instructions, and adjusted according to the instructions. The belt continually tracked to the out side. The only way I could get it to track straight was to buckle the belt on the inside. Called the dealer, he referred me to the factory tech, who referred me to the factory. They next day shipped a belt, good response, and I installed it. The belt is 3M brand, the old belt was a Bear brand. The old belt was 16" wide. The new belt is 16 3/16" wide, which does not leave much room between the guides. The belt tracked to the out sice again, but not as bad. I realigned everything and it seems to be doing better. Keep in mind I used a dial caliper to measure each side adjustment to make sure they are even. I ended up with the inbound side about 1/16" looser for the belt to track. This machine is too tempermental and too much of a hassel. Ready to take back to the dealer.
March 23, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Nice sander, easy setup
I like the easy setup and alignment and ease of use. What I don't like is the bad dust hood latch design. I have to reach down the dust shoot to lift up the small cross bar so the latch will catch. I also am not impressed with the spring clip design that secures the end of the sandpaper belt. Just slipping the paper end in after lifting the spring clip and then letting it go was not enough to secure the sandpaper. When I turned on the power the belt came loose and thrashed around. In order to make sure it was secure, I pushed down on the spring clip lever and that did the trick.
August 8, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Very Pleased
good to go out of the box
December 29, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I'm sorry I waited thirty years
Belt changes are easy when you do a few. I have never used the tool just my fingers. The infeed and outfeed tables should come with the machine. Belt tracking has not been a problem at all. The video that comes with it was a big help. The casters are a must if you want portability. A much needed tool for my shop!!!! Thank You SANTA!
December 13, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
A good purchase
This is a great machine. I bought this the Monday after Thanksgiving, CPO had a wonderful sale going on. I would do it again in a minute. The belt change can be a little tricky, but once you have done it a few times it is like second nature, plus the TufTool makes it easier. Great product!!
December 16, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Drum Sander Get it Done
I had seen this sander at trade shows and in wood stores and when the sander went on sale, I could not put off the purchase any longer. I have only had it a few weeks but so far it has lived up to me every expectation to date. I was truly surprised at the quite operation - the dust collector is a whole lot louder than the sander! I also like the adjustable speed of the in feed belt, allowing for finer sanding at slower speeds for a truly smooth finish.
July 24, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Conveyor belt problems
I purchased my Jet drum sander (16-32 plus) in July of 2014. I have used it approximately 50 hours and found it to be a wonderful machine. If properly done, I can sand the thickness of a board to a plus or minus .005" of the desired thickness. I recently was sanding when the conveyor belt came apart. I checked with "Jet" technical assistance and the gentleman told me that the conveyor belt is only under warranty for 90 days. He also told me the belt had been tensioned too tight. He explained to me that belt is tensioned tight when the drum sander is shipped. It should be retensioned before it is used. I didn't do that and that was a mistake. Cost of new belt $78...add another $10.00 for shipping.
September 14, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
This tool is exactly what I need.
I use this product to prepare wood for gluing to produce dimensioned pieces for segmented turnings.
June 10, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Thank you!
I have been wanting a drum sander for quite some time now and I have found that this one had the best overall reviews. Most sanders I read about all had some kind of complaint regarding the tracking. I set mine up from "in box" to sanding in just over an hour and it kicked butt. I had to run 30 knotty Alder shelves through it 3 different times and it kept up. Yes, the feed is a bit slow, but that's woodworking. Now I don't have to align my joints exactly when gluing two boards together to make a shelf. I can just through it in the drum sander. I use all rough sawn wood so this is a big improvement to my shop.
October 6, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great Sander
Great sander for medium sized projects. Powerful, smooth sanding and easy, easys belt changes. Great machine compared to Grizzly or Sears drum sanders for smooth finish and easy belt change. This wins hands down.
December 11, 2011

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Concerning the Jet 16-32: Why does the CD (Part #99-1002) fail to open when inserted into a MAC? It appears that the information provided on the CD is very important to successfully use this equipment.
Dave on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer direct at 1-800-274-6848 for technical assistance.
Can I order a 16-32 but 220v? thank you!
CLD on Feb 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, we do not sell the 16-32 in a 220V.
What does the designation "plus" mean in the item description for the 16-32 sander?
Bill in Leesburg Fl
bill on Jan 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The plus is stating the unit comes with a stand, and is not a bench top only unit.
I have had a jet 16 32 drum Sander for a few years now and the sand paper clamp on the motor side always comes loose. Is there a better replacement clamp I can use?
Nick on Jan 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer directly at 800-274-6848 for parts.


JET, Wilton and Powermatic warrants every product they sell against manufacturers’ defects. If one of our tools needs service or repair, please contact Technical Service by calling 1-800-274-6846, 8AM to 5PM CST, Monday through Friday


The general warranty lasts for the time period specified in the literature included with your product or on the official JET, Wilton or Powermatic branded websites.
  1. • JET, Wilton and Powermatic products carry a limited warranty which varies in duration based upon the product. (See points below)
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This warranty covers any defects in workmanship or materials subject to the limitations stated below. This warranty does not cover failures due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, normal wear-and-tear, improper repair, alterations or lack of maintenance.


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Please contact Technical Service by calling 1-800-274-6846. Please note that you will be asked to provide proof of initial purchase when calling. If a product requires further inspection, the Technical Service representative will explain and assist with any additional action needed. JET, Wilton and Powermatic have Authorized Service Centers located throughout the United States. For the name of an Authorized Service Center in your area call 1-800-274-6846 or use the Service Center Locator on the JET, Wilton or Powermatic website.


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JET, WILTON AND POWERMATIC LIMIT ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR EACH PRODUCT. EXCEPT AS STATED HEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXCLUDED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. JET, WILTON AND POWERMATIC SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR DEATH, INJURIES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY, OR FOR INCIDENTAL, CONTINGENT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF OUR PRODUCTS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. JET, Wilton and Powermatic sell through distributors only. The specifications listed in JET, Wilton and Powermatic printed materials and on official JET, Wilton and Powermatic-branded websites are given as general information and are not binding. JET, Wilton and Powermatic reserve the right to effect at any time, without prior notice, those alterations to parts, fittings, and accessory equipment which they may deem necessary for any reason whatsoever. JET® branded products are not sold in Canada by JPW Industries.

Product Listing with Warranty Period

  1. • 90 Days – Parts; Consumable items; Light-Duty Air Tools
  2. • 1 Year – Motors; Machine Accessories; Heavy-Duty Air Tools; Pro-Duty Air Tools
  3. • 2 Year – Metalworking Machinery; Electric Hoists, Electric Hoist Accessories; Woodworking Machinery used for industrial or commercial purposes.
  4. • 5 Year – Woodworking Machinery
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