|Review by GuyK||posted 05-25-2013 11:58 AM||3716 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Last Saturday I and about 1000 other woodworkers went to the tent sale at Grizzly in Muncy, Pa. I made a small purchase of some glue and drill bits and just spent most of the time there looking at tools that I didn’t have in the shop. One tool that I looked at while there was the Grizzly G1066Z 24” Drum Sander. I was really impressed by all the features it has and the quality of the tool. After coming back to the shop and discussing with Chairman of the Board ( no not my wife ) the real Chairman of the farm, I / we decided it was a good tool to have in the shop. So off I went back to Grizzly to purchase it. After getting it back to the shop and taking maybe a hour to put it together, that includes the separate Shop Fox wheel base, I gave it, its first trail run. WOW I am one happy woodworker. This tool is just amazing. First I ran some rough 4/4 Oak through. It came out beautiful. Very little dust if any and very smooth with no snipe. One thing that caught my attention with this sander very quickly was how quite it is. If it wasn’t for the vac, I wouldn’t have the need for ear protection.
Ok everything has gone well so far so lets really give this sander a test and rum some rough 12/4 walnut through to see if it handles it. With the VS conveyor belt it took it with ease and had that walnut smooth in just a couple of passes.
If you are looking for a drum sander that really is solid and does a great job, I would recommend you take a minute and look at this Grizzly. I will review it again in the future and let you know how the long term is.
-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org