Grizzly G0449 37" drum sander versus SuperMax 25-50 drum sander

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Forum topic by SweetTea posted 02-16-2017 11:13 AM 1591 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2017 11:13 AM

Hey guys, I am starting to look into upgrading my Delta 31-250 drum sander to something that would better suit my needs. I am a small, one man cabinet shop and would like to have the capability to run my cabinet doors and face frames through the drum sander. Right now I am limited to only doors (under 17.5” door width) being able to go through my drum sander. I am primarily considering two machines, and I would like to get some comments on which you guys think might be better.

The first one is the Grizzly G0449 37” duel drum sander priced at approx $4,300 (with shipping). I really do not need to spend near that much, so if the other unit is just as good, that would be my choice. I can pay for the Grizzly, but I can’t afford the Grizzly. If you get what I mean.

The second unit is the SuperMax 25-50, priced at $2,000. Which is more inline with what I can afford.

How do you guys think these two compare? Would I be that much better off with the Grizzly? The Grizz unit does have duel drums, which would be nice, but I can live without that. Any opinions or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 03:18 PM

While no drum sander expert here…those seem like two different classes of machines. Grizzly does offer other dual drum sanders in the $2000-2500 range. Seems like the dual drums and non cantilever design would be nice features for a pro shop. But, as I mentioned…certainly not an expert.

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