|Review by Dustin||posted 01-29-2010 05:31 PM||5377 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
It’s big, it’s heavy, but it is possible to move it. Just don’t try taking it out of your truck and pulling it into your shop like I did. It’s very dangerous!
I had to take off my door to fit into my shop lol. Good times!
Anyway, so it weighs a lot and it’s big so your going to need casters to put it on if you want to move it at all.
This sander is very powerful with it’s 5hp motor. I can take off quite a bit of material in one pass using 80 and 120 grit on the drums. I bought this unit used so it’s already two years old and everything still works fine. I use it for cabinet doors and I don’t think I’d rather have a different sander.
Because it does not oscillate you will have lines on it. Honestly though, what sander doesn’t? I’ve used widebelt sanders and they do too. You have to hit it with a random orbital when your down anyway to go through the grits.
Something funny to think about though, this sander can take off more material in a pass than my DW734 planer and it’s not nearly as loud.
You must have a decent dust collection system or this sander will kill you. You’ll need 1000+cfm. The first thing my dust collector is attached to is this sander and it still doesn’t get a lot of the dust.
The way I set it up it does have a full capacity of 26” but from what people tell me the grizzly version only has 23 1/2”, just so you know.
Would I rather go with a 24” widebelt sander? No, because I’d rather save 5k and get this.