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Workshop additions, modifications, adaptations and installations #5: The Basic Biggies; serious meter spinning.

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 07-07-2011 07:30 PM 2656 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"



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danr

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 07:43 PM

Hi Lee,

I have been looking at that Grizzely sander for some time. I have never met anyone who owned one. Could you please tell me, when you can:

1.) what is the model number?
2.) what is your opinion of its quality and results?

Thanks so much.

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Lee Barker

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 10:21 PM

That’s the G9983, Dan.

I’ve really had zero problems with it. You’ll need a 50 amp circuit.

It doesn’t take nearly the depth of cut that your planer does, but there’s never any tearout. Being able to take a fairly large surface down to 180 or even 220 (I rarely go past 150) and have the surface remain flat is a treat.

There can be a little snipe. Changing belts is cake, and you can keep them standing up on end right there as you walk through the grits. Pretty handy.

I’ve never been successful using the open side to sand, say, a 29” wide piece. There’s always some irregularities in the middle. What I’ve done with tabletops is sand segments that are 15” or narrower, then glue them up carefully and even them out by hand.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Bertha

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 10:33 PM

Whoa Lee, you’re definitely spinning that meter. Nice equipment!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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danr

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 10:53 PM

Thanks for the feedback Lee.
I have just moved into my new shop and was considering this machine.
By the way, you have a very nice shop… thanks for sharing.

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