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Posted on Grizzly G1014ZX Combination Belt/ Disc Sander ? Your Opinion Please.

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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 862 days ago

I appreciate all of the responses. I believe that most of the tabletops are 4×36 belts and 5 or 6 inch discs. The Grizzly is 6×48 inch belts and a 9 inch disc. It has the following specs:

Motor: 3/4 HP, 110V/220V, single-phase
Cast iron table, disc and body
Cabinet stand with storage locker
Dual position table
Dual voltage motor prewired for 110V
Dust ports – 2” for belt, 2-1/2” for disc
2300 SFPM belt speed
Belt driven
Approximate shipping weight: 156 lbs.

This would allow me to sand small and medium sized boxes and larger boxes I could get by with my orbital sander. Boxes are something that I would like to make because some of them I can carve and/or paint. I’m not interested in making money off of my boxes but they do make nice gifts. On some of the designs it makes sense to make several while you are set up to do the various steps. There are friends and family members who love to receive gifts like boxes. Hand sanding several boxes and doing a good job is drudgery and can take out some of the fun. Making one box at a time is different. Since I don’t have any sanding equipment other than my elbow grease and my orbital sander I think that it would be a wise investment to my little shop. For bigger jobs I can always go to the plant where we have several large edge sanders and even some 36 inch wide belt sanders. However, having to go to the plant for my hobby woodwork does not appeal to me at all.

Thanks for all of your comments. If I decide to buy this machine it will be a sizable investment for me so naturally opinions of other woodworkers are good to have and I appreciate it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau


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