|Review by redryder||posted 03-10-2012 06:24 AM||8179 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
The only other review I could find on this sander was posted 1300 days ago.
I found this machine on Craigslist about six months ago and have used it quite a bit since. It is a beast of power. Very straight forward and simple to operate. I have used and wasted my money on many smaller flap sanders on the drill press with less than great results. This machine will cut your sanding time WAY down. It will take square edges and round them over quickly and accurately. Projects such as cutting boards, intarsia, boxes or rustic designs can be moved through the sanding process much quicker.
I comes with two different size inflatable drums and a large flap sander with twelve abrasive flaps backed up by flexible bristle brushes. The flap and drums can be quick changed out with a single screw cap on the ends. Grizzly recommends using a hand pump to inflate the drums to 10 pounds. I just use my compressor and go slowly. Grizzly offers the different grits for both the drums and the flap wheel. I have found this machine to be a great addition to my spindle sander. The bench top footprint is only 6 1/2” X 9”. There is no dust collection for this machine. I am in the process of moving it to the top of a downdraft table.
If you like those soft rounded corners and want to get it done before moss grows on your project, this might be for you. This was one of my better Craigslist buys at $125.00. Grizzly sells it for $275.00.
Motor 1 H.P., 110V, 1725 R.P.M.
Toggle On/Off Safety Switch with locking tab
Flap sander supplied with 120 grit paper
Inflatable drum sizes are 4-3/4” x 7-7/8” and 3-1/4” x 7-7/8”
Benchtop footprint: 6-1/2” x 9” (base only)
Net Weight 57 lbs.
Shipping weight approx.: 67 lbs.