SandX produces a full range of drum sanders from 13” -38” in width in either single or dual sanding heads. All SandX drum sanders are built with exceptional features and performance standards so users can expect outstanding sanding results.

The CWI-S1701is a 17” wide single drum sander which utilizes a 5” diameter x 18” machined aluminum sanding head which incorporates very simple spring loaded sandpaper clips at each end of the drum. The head spins at 2260 RPM. For changing abrasives simply cut a 3” wide strip of heavy backed cloth abrasive to length based on the original pattern strip….clip the sanding strip into the spring loaded abrasive holder….wrap the abrasive the full length of the drum and finish by pulling the spring loaded clip…attach the other end of the cloth strip and release for tightness. It is really that simple! Sanding cloth is sold separately in 25 yard/meter rolls and available in grits from 36 Grit to 220 Grit.

The CWI-S1701 offers a very strong 1.5 HP 110/1/60 21 amp motor (10.5 amp 220/1/60) for excellent sanding performance as well as a variable speed rubber conveyer belt for a very solid grip of the work piece. The 17” industrial style rubber conveyer belt runs over a cast iron table for strength and flatness and is easily adjusted for tracking by two adjustment bolts at the back end of the table. There is a simple speed control knob on the front of the machine to control the speed of the belt from zero to 22’/min. This SandX drum sander really stands out against its competition who quite often use light duty sandpaper feed belts running over stamped steel or wooden tables. The SandX rubber feed belt is the same material used on large industrial wide belt sanders. The adjustable table height will accommodate work pieces from 1/8” to 4” thick. A minimum stock length of 7” is required unless the operator butt feeds the work piece. The work piece is held down to the feed belt by two spring loaded steel hold down rollers as it feeds through the machines sanding head.

The frame of the machine is a solid steel welded frame with a heavy duty easy to assemble steel stand. The feed table is adjusted up and down by a chromed gear crank handle connected to a chain feed sprocket system to four vertical threaded rods for excellent stability and accuracy of the cast iron table. For adequate dust collection the SandX drum sander requires 750 CFM utilizing the 4” hose connection port on the steel hood of the machine. The hood is hinged for easy access to the sanding drum for replacement of abrasives and adjustments of the rollers.

The SandX CWI-S1701 drum sander is truly a class above its competition in providing features and performance woodworkers will truly appreciate.


  • 17” Sanding Width Capacity
  • 5” x 18” Machined Aluminum Sanding Head (3” Wide Abrasives)
  • Spring Loaded Abrasive Strip Clips
  • Industrial Quality Rubber Feed Belt
  • 1/8” to 4” Sanding Height
  • 7” Minimum Work Piece Length
  • Cast Iron Sanding Table
  • Easy Adjust Conveyer Tracking
  • Variable Speed Conveyer Zero-22’/Min
  • 1.5 HP 110/1/60 Motor 21 Amp (10.5Amp 220/1/60)
  • Four Post Table Support
  • Chain Sprocket Height Adjustment
  • Floor Space 36” x 18” x 46”
  • Shipping Dimensions (28” x 33.5” x 29”)
  • Shipping Weight 279 LBS
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