|Review by khop||posted 11-10-2009 02:26 AM||4262 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
OK I couldn’t help myself. When I ordered the G1071 OSS sander, I went ahead and got this one too. Might as well round out the total order to a grand right? I had always wanted to get a larger beefyer belt and disc sander. I still have the old Delta 6×36 which will be used for pencil sharpening. lol. Now on to the pros and cons.
Pros, IT”S A GRIZZLY, Heavy and very stable, strong and definately an upgrade from the Delta. It has good dust collection. Cast iron disc and tiltable table which can be installed on the belt end. Removeable belt with the flip of a lever. Reasonably quiet for so much movement. (Grafite coated platen reduces noise). Another WOOD MAGAZINE editors choice.
Cons, The switch is not the easiest to get to,( see pic #2) I wish they would at least put it in front of the cord connection. The cover over the end roller was an add on due from liability and does not stay on well. (see pic #2 again) The base or stop bracket on the belt is installed too far up the platen and waste the use of nearly a third of the surface. I’ll need to make my own modifications to increase it’s usefullness.
Conclusion, Still a nice machine which I can effectively make work well to my advantage. It is an illness I must recognize and feed, the need for tools.
-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey