Ebay 12" Grizzly Drum Sander: Is it a good deal?

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Forum topic by hcmthree posted 11-21-2010 10:15 PM 3283 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2010 10:15 PM

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Just wondering what LJ’ers thought of this drum sander. It seems like a pretty good deal, but is a bit small perhaps.

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 12:34 AM

It’s a steal, even thought it’s small I would still take it for small parts sanding.

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 01:23 AM

Depends on what you want to do with it. I have the open ended 16” drum sander and love it. It’ll do 32” wide.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 11-22-2010 01:36 AM

I would not buy it. It may be a good deal, if you need a twelve inch sander. If you buy it and it’s the only sander you have you will be lusting after a larger one, or an open ended one in very little time.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 11-22-2010 02:16 AM

I paid $600 for mine and I use it a lot. It uses a LOT of current. I have it on a 30 amp circut

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#5 posted 11-22-2010 03:28 AM

jeepturner, that is what i am afraid of

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 08:02 PM

I went ahead and purchased the sander so I will provide a review after I have a chance to use it. Thanks for all the feedback!

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#7 posted 12-29-2010 08:21 AM

I have been able to use the sander a good bit over the last month. I have to say I am pretty happy with it. It definitely requires a 20 amp circuit, but as long as you don’t try to push it too hard it does a very nice job. Huge improvement over my planer with figured woods. It would be nice if it was larger, but it does what I wanted it to do (for now!).

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