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Blog entry by drfixit posted 1684 days ago 4739 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My newest tool purchase off craigslist…. A G1066 24” Grizzly Drum sander. Needs a little TLC and needed the drum motor. But for $50 couldnt resist. I have a motor on hand already, and its just missing some sheet metal. Planning on totally stripping it down and repainting and rebuilding. Will keep everyone posted if interested.
Now….

Will look something like….

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!



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Julian

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#1 posted 1684 days ago

I would say that if all the parts are there, you got a great buy!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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drfixit

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#2 posted 1684 days ago

everything except the main motor, and some of the sheet metal

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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GaryK

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#3 posted 1684 days ago

Can’t beat that!

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

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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 1684 days ago

Wow. Good job on that one. That is a bargain.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Box

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#5 posted 1684 days ago

You got an excellent deal.
I recently paid $1500+ for a 22 inch drum sander. Where are all the good craiglist deals when I am looking for tools?

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Raymond

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#6 posted 1684 days ago

That is a wonderful find. That is the next item on the tool list. Than and a hollow mortiser….

-- Ray

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 1684 days ago

You certainly got a bargain. It will take some work but it will be well worth the effort.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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paulcoyne

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#8 posted 1684 days ago

wow bargin i would love a sander like that was only lookin at the jet 22-44 today i think i need to rob a bank or just get a sweet deal like that

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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dbhost

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#9 posted 1684 days ago

Can’t wait to see it finished.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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trimmer

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#10 posted 1684 days ago

Good deal you got there.
I have the 1066, about 12 yrs. now.Have to replace the convayor belt Grizz wants 189.00 for new belt.
One thing i did along time ago was cover the drums for the hook and loop sanding system. Made a huge difference.

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#11 posted 1683 days ago

Whata find

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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jm82435

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#12 posted 1682 days ago

nice score. I am very jealous. (not that I could fit it in my shop)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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drfixit

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#13 posted 1681 days ago

jm.. not quite sure where in my shop it is going to go…. but that never stopped me before

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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JJohnston

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#14 posted 1681 days ago

Wow – now where would that sheet metal be? I mean, based on the second picture, the sides of the housing must have been cut off (!) at the horizontal frame member (or is there a seam there I can’t see?).

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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drfixit

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#15 posted 1681 days ago

it all just unscrewed… the side panels are square, the top is what gives it the shape. Luckly with it being Grizzly I was able to go on their website and down load parts break down sheets.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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