Well to start with they are not made to be used in the router
Anything you chuck up in the router must be true and in well bal.and most drum sanders are not that, then you come into the speed error, most routers can't go below 8,000 rpm.
That's way to fast for a sanding drum ,unless you want to use it for a burning tool, that's if you could keep the sanding sleeve on the tool
It's true that you can use sanding drums in a Dremel tool but they are small in dia. the norm and made for the Dremel ,all in one bit tool, so to speak and made for light work.
So the bottom line would be don't chuck up your sanding drum in the router.
Amen to that Bob3. As one who has only recently started to use drum sander in my drill press, at about 750 RPM, I can't imagine what would happen if you hit the GO button on your router and started one of them spinning at 20,000 RPM! Might not be much fun!
One of those really good ideas that must be left on the drawing room floor.
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