Shopfox W1740 Drum Sander, $250?

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Forum topic by Holbs posted 03-01-2017 01:10 AM 475 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2017 01:10 AM

I have a shot at snagging a decent looking W1740 for $250 minus the motor from a pawn shop. I looked up the new retail and it’s $800+. I’ve read some reviews that this is the bottom of the barrel drum sander with 12” capacity and questionable plastic parts.
I think I talked myself out of it. But hmm….I always like to catch something at a fantastic price. What do you guys think?

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#1 posted 03-01-2017 01:56 AM

Is that the equivalent of the baby drum sander with the Grizzly name?
I have one and I use it a lot for smoothing my narrower pieces before assembly. I run either a 120 or a 150 grit on it and they look really good and if I need to sneak up on a specific thickness, it’s perfect for that.

As for the price, call Grizzly and ask what the motor would run to get a new one. If I were to sell mine, I would ask $550 and hope to get around $500 but maybe around $400 might be more realistic.

I do like that it comes already with hook and loop drums to make changing the sandpaper a lot easier.

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#2 posted 03-01-2017 01:59 AM

Another thing, changing out the dust port to 6” is very easy and with the 6” I think I’m at darn near 100% dust collection at the source.

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