11 Oct The Restorer is a Powerful Portable Drum Sander from Woodcraft
Preparing the surface of old wood just got a lot easier with the Restorer from Woodcraft (item 174801, $129). Boasting many of the benefits of both a belt sander and an angle grinder, this unique tool (Model WR351K2) takes removing material from the surface of wood, metal, concrete and more to a new level. The flat roller of the Restorer yields a smoother finish on wood as the abrasive can be aligned with the grain of the sanding surface. The tool is well-balanced, with a pistol grip for one-handed use, and a front palm grip for working vertically or overhead. During use the work surface stays cool, and debris is pushed away from the surface toward the dust port, which can be hooked to most shop vacs or dust extractors. Changing the sanding sleeve is simple and tool-free. Additional accessory sanding sleeves and wheel attachments are sold separately.
The Restorer was designed to remove paint and finish from wood, brick, and Fibreglas™. It works on nearly any type of surface whether flat, curved, wet or dry. There are easy accessory changes with the quick-release end cover and there’s a trigger lock for long work sessions.
The tool has a powerful 3.5 Amp variable-speed motor, is UL, CSA and ETL safety l, and runs at
1,000 to 3,200 feet per minute (variable). It has a brushed 120 Volt motor with an 8-foot long cord, and a 1-1/4” dust port. The overall size is 6.25″ H x 6.59″ W x 12.72″ L and the tool weighs 4.5 lbs. It comes with six sanding sleeves (2 each in 120 grit, 80 grit and 60 grit), a medium abrasive roller sleeve, a coarse abrasive roller sleeve, a rust and paint remover wheel and a tool bag. To change the sanding sleeve a woodworker needs to unlatch two hooks from the side of the roller cover and slide off the drum with sleeve attached. Squeeze slightly, and then slide the sleeve off the roller drum. To replace, squeeze the roller drum slightly, and slide the new sleeve onto it. The roller drum is imprinted with “this side up” to ensure it is installed with the correct orientation. Replace the cover and latch again.
If you’re using one of the optional accessory wheels (sold separately), remove the drum roll and load the accessory wheel so “this side up” is visible. Then close and latch again.