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Something this heavy should work!

Something this heavy should work!

48 days ago by shu | 22 comments »

This is a poorly designed sander.You would think that if a tool weighed as much as a submarine, it would be steady worker, but the Grizzly GO458 takes a break about every 30 minutes and decides to adjust itself where it wants to be.Seriously, it has many design problems.The feed belt will only stay in adjustment while you are watching it. It must be a quantum physics thing. After about a half hour of sanding, when your hands and mind are fixed on keeping it from sniping your work, because the...

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a big time saver

a big time saver

352 days ago by randy hudon | 8 comments »

I bought this sander a year ago and wish I had purchased one years ago. this machine saves hours worth of hand sanding. the only problem I have with it is the feed belt tracking. I have to adjust it after a few hours of use but it is a simple chore to readjust

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G0458 Drum Sander An Exceptional Machine

G0458 Drum Sander An Exceptional Machine

1147 days ago by Bob Kollman | 16 comments »

I bought this drum sander about a month ago. In that time I have sanded about 200 board feet of wood.This is the first and only drum sander I have ever used, so some of you more experienced users may beable to help me. The jet 16-32 and 22-44 seem to be the most popular drum sanders. I choose the Grizzly because of it’s differences. 1) It is heavier, which equals rigidity.2) It gave me 4” more of sanding surface compared to the 16-32.3) The drum is stationary. The Jet ...

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Grizzly G0458 18" Open End Drum Sander

Grizzly G0458 18" Open End Drum Sander

1811 days ago by Greg Wurst | 22 comments »

I finally got a chance to spend some time with the drum sander and I though I’d give you my impressions. http://grizzly.com/products/18-1-1-2-HP-Single-Phase-Open-End-Drum-Sander/G0458 It arrived largely assembled except for the stand. It weighs a metric ton, so while I moved it and mounted it myself I’d highly recommend getting someone to help you. If you don’t have a mobile base you’re not going to be able to move this very easily. I ran a few boards throu...

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Grizzly Sander

Grizzly Sander

2224 days ago by brunob | 9 comments »

Had a little extra cash in my pocket so couldn’t resist a trip to Grizzly in Williamsport. I’ve been thinking about a drum sander for some time. I made the purchase. It’s very heavy – takes at least two people to put it together. What was amazing was that it was perfect right out of the box. The conveyer tracked right on and no adjustment was needed for the drum. I have not changed the sandpaper yet but it appears straight foreword. A nice feature is that it has it&...

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