DELTA 18x36 Model 31-250 vs G0458 Grizzly 18" 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander

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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 12-24-2015 11:55 PM 640 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2015 11:55 PM

I’m looking at the DELTA 18×36 Model 31-250 or G0458 Grizzly 18” 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander .how good is the delta machine?I can’t see to find any reviews about it.and the grizzly is twice the asking price.

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#1 posted 12-25-2015 12:31 PM

I had one for about 12 years or so and worked the heck out of it. Mine was a very good one, I sold it since it hadn’t seen any use for the last 2 years or so. But that’s not true of all of them (that model the 31-250) there was an assortment of problems they had, the ones I remember were, belt not tracking properly or staying on track, table not staying parallel, the little finger clips holding the belts breaking, failure of the feed motor, the table height depends on a cogged belt turning plastic gears and many had those gears break (this may have been part of the table not stayIng parallel problem) , and some others I’ve since forgot. Mine didn’t have any of those problems, but it’s probably wisw to not take a chance on one. The later models seemed to have solved everything (31-255 and up) but now you can’t get any parts for them. In that size range I’d look around for a Performax/Jet 16-32.

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#2 posted 12-26-2015 03:35 PM

another vote for the Performax if you can manage it.

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