|Forum topic by Royalwoodworker||posted 03-31-2010 10:59 PM||3416 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-31-2010 10:59 PM
I need to purchase a heavy duty spindle sander that will put up with the abuses of a H.S. woodworking shop. Currently, our Clayton has taken a dump and I believe the company went under. You cannot contact them for parts or service whatsoever…. and to tell you the truth, I was never really in love with there machine, model 125.
Looking at the following:
Grizzley G 1071 $695
All are the same exact machine, plus or minus a few feature. I know the Grizzley has won a Best Buy award but the cheap plastic on/off switchs w removable key worries me…kids take that stuff or crack it. The best one I like out of the group is the Steel City and General because of the better switches/storage areas.
ALSO, does anyone have the newer OLIVER or MAXX sanders. I know the oliver is now an import and the MAXX sander goes for like 2-3k dollars, is it worth it?