Thickness Sander - opinions?

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Blog entry by brunob posted 05-25-2008 06:53 PM 4380 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anybody have any experiences with Grizzly’s G0458 18” 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander? I’m looking to buy a thickness sander and am unsure of which to get. These are on special now for about $850.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#1 posted 05-25-2008 09:39 PM

I do not own one of these but have ordered one and am awaiting delivery. I have other Grizzly machines in my shop and have never had any problems. In my experience, they actually deliver quality and performance for the price. Other opinions may differ, of course. I mean, for $850, how can you go wrong? Go for it, I did. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#2 posted 05-25-2008 11:15 PM

For 100 bucks more you can get the Delta, which I own and know is a good machine. Not knocking Grizzly, I have a couple of their machines. I’ve just never seen a tool report on this sander.

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#3 posted 05-25-2008 11:36 PM

Whatever brand you get you will wonder how you ever did without it.
I don’t think that I have not used it on anything I have made since I got it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 05-26-2008 01:04 AM

Well, I don’t have any experience with that sander, but I do with the dual headed drum sander and a couple of other tools. My personal experience with Grizzly has been very positive. One of the best things for me is how good the customer service is. I always can talk to someone knowledgeable and I can get parts fast. That is important since I use my tools to make money.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 05-26-2008 03:17 AM

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments. I’m going to get one in the next couple of days. Just can’t quite decide on which one.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Occie gilliam

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#6 posted 07-06-2009 02:49 PM

Hi brunob, it’s been over a year, witch one did you buy and how do you like it?

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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