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Forum topic by BillyDoubleU posted 06-24-2017 04:03 AM 2442 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BillyDoubleU

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06-24-2017 04:03 AM

I am very much in “need” of a spindle sander. I was just going to get the Wen 6510 for around $100.

Then I made the mistake of searching reviews and came across the grizzly G0723 and while it’s just about $100 more it looks pretty awesome and I am a buy once (or close to once as possible) and cry once kid of guy. That being said the G0723 is right at the edge of and probably a bit over what I am really looking to pay for a oscillating spindle sander. I already have a Porter Cable disc/belt sander but it doesn’t do “everything”...

Cast iron table but states a plastic base…

Says it’s bench mountable which is a must for me but can’t see where it mounts.

Very very tempted but $100 is nice

Any of you guys have the G0723? I didn’t see much on here when I searched.

I already have a Grizzly drill press and a bandsaw which I love both…

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss


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Rich

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#1 posted 06-24-2017 04:49 AM

I have the WEN. It’s one of several that are clearly made by the same manufacturer and offered under different brand names. It’s OK for my needs, which are very occasional.

The Grizzly isn’t much more, and is likely a better performer. I particularly like the design of those throat plates, since they should allow a dust collection attachment to work more efficiently.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 06-24-2017 04:53 AM

I would go with the Ridgid or newer Grizzly OSS with oscillating belt sander option. The Ridgid gets the edge, due to having a miter slot.

Using a miter gauge and the belt sander makes amazing chamfered tenons.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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BillyDoubleU

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#3 posted 06-24-2017 05:02 AM



I would go with the Ridgid or newer Grizzly OSS with oscillating belt sander option. The Ridgid gets the edge, due to having a miter slot.

Using a miter gauge and the belt sander makes amazing chamfered tenons.

- pintodeluxe

If I didn’t already have Porter Cable disc/belt sander with tables at each with miter slots I would lean towards that. But… in going for the single use on this one.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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#4 posted 06-24-2017 11:53 AM

I have had the G0723 for a couple of years and really like it. The DC is outstanding! The platform is larger than most bench machines, and it has plenty of power. It does attach to the bench through the small holes above the feet. I bought it during one of Grizzly’s Christmas sales for $169.00. The plastic base concerned me too, but it hasn’t been a problem.

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#5 posted 06-24-2017 12:36 PM

I bought the wood river from Woodcraft about 6 months ago and like the wen, the sleeve storage is in the back which makes it very inconvenient. My two cents are that if you do a lot of spindle changes to get one (such as the grizzly you mentioned) with the sleeve storage in front. Otherwise after a few uses, you’ll end up making something else to store the sleeves on like I did or stack them up next to it. Wasn’t something I thought of at the time of purchase.

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#6 posted 06-24-2017 12:53 PM



I have had the G0723 for a couple of years and really like it. The DC is outstanding! The platform is larger than most bench machines, and it has plenty of power. It does attach to the bench through the small holes above the feet. I bought it during one of Grizzly s Christmas sales for $169.00. The plastic base concerned me too, but it hasn t been a problem.

- Bob5103

So the plastic base is still sturdy? So how does it mount? Does the base lift off the feet? I assume it has metal mounting points? Of my other grizzly items they are very sturdy.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 06-24-2017 01:30 PM

I have had this Grizzly spindle sander for about 15 years. No really heavy use, but available when needed. Has worked well and dust collection is decent. The Plastic base has held up and is probably the same as the version you have picked out with the cast iron top. Tough call on the Grizzly or WEN. Specs look about the same. I have a WEN air filtration system and it looks like the Grizzly clone right down to the same air filters.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 06-24-2017 01:58 PM



I have had this Grizzly spindle sander for about 15 years. No really heavy use, but available when needed. Has worked well and dust collection is decent. The Plastic base has held up and is probably the same as the version you have picked out with the cast iron top. Tough call on the Grizzly or WEN. Specs look about the same. I have a WEN air filtration system and it looks like the Grizzly clone right down to the same air filters.

- woodbutcherbynight

I have mine like 11 years and I love it …now that I found sleeves to fit it :<))

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ScottM

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#9 posted 06-24-2017 03:03 PM

Don’t forget, the Ridgid also gives you the belt…

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#10 posted 06-24-2017 03:07 PM

I just ordered a Triton. I’ll let you know how it does.

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#11 posted 06-24-2017 03:33 PM

i’ve got the grizzly similar to the wen and it has been good with excellent dust collection. you’d probable want to bolt it down tho.

if need something for contours and outside curves, the flap sander with the drum has been great…little more aggressive

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 06-24-2017 04:47 PM

Had no idea Triton offered one. But then mine still works so I have not shopped for a new one. LOL

Looks like a clone of the Grizzy / Wen, whoever else lines…. Try it out post a review

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#13 posted 06-24-2017 05:12 PM

I have the Wen and have no complaints but I wonder if those serrated plates would fit the Wen. I think the dust collection would be better. I have mine mounted on a flip top cabinet with the spindles and plates in the drawer.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 06-24-2017 05:19 PM

One thing I will say about the onboard storage. Yeah it stays with the machine but it in no way can be said to be easy to access if you bolted it to a table. Landed up making a drawer to hold the tools and such. Much easier!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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BillyDoubleU

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#15 posted 06-24-2017 07:39 PM



I just ordered a Triton. I ll let you know how it does.

- rwe2156


That’s gotten pretty good reviews too.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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