Grizzly G1066R VS. G1066Z

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Forum topic by Randy L. posted 06-10-2010 03:57 AM 2282 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Randy L.

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06-10-2010 03:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander grizzly drum sander

I cannot offord a wide belt sander, so therefore will be getting a drum sander. I am looking at a 24” grizzly – either the G1066R or the G1066Z. They are virtually the same sander, however, the G1066Z has variable speed of 0 to 20 FPM where the G1066R is single speed of 11 FPM. Does anyone have experience with either of these sanders? Do you think the variable speed is worth the extra 450 bucks? Thanks!

-- Randy - Milton, WI

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#1 posted 06-11-2010 07:04 AM

I’ve got a Delta drum sander and it would be just about worthless without the variable speed control. The grit your using, harness/oilyness of the wood, and the amount of wood your taking off in a pass all affect how fast you should be feeding the wood through. $450 sounds like an awful lot though for just a variable speed switch.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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