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Dave Smith

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11-12-2017 02:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly drum sander

I have an opportunity to purchase a used Grizzly g1066 drum sander for $500. It is missing the main motor which I believe was a 5hp 220v (no explanation for why). Is in practically new condition otherwise. Does anyone know if the motor can be replaced with a off brand generic motor or must one be purchased from Grizzly? Any idea of cost? I have no experience with drum Sanders (but have been wanting one for a while) or with Grizzly tools. Though I have read many reviews of Grizzly tools on lumberjocks. Would you consider this a good deal?

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robscastle

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#1 posted 11-12-2017 02:21 AM

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#2 posted 11-12-2017 02:51 AM

Robert, has your account been hacked?

That seems like an OK deal for the sander, you’ll be into it for another $400 – $500 for a new motor, pulley and possibly hardware and wiring.

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#3 posted 11-12-2017 04:36 AM

I don’t have any experience with this sander but if there really is nothing wrong other than the missing motor, it sounds like a good deal but if they cannibalized the motor because the sander didn’t work ….? Without a motor, you can’t turn it on to test it so you might have to fix some other problems and it may cost you $800+ to find out. I only found 1 review from several years ago on LJ and it was 5 stars. Might be worth posting a question on the review or PM the author of the review to see if they have any new information.

BTW, grizzly sells a replacement motor for it for $351 including shipping. You can use another brand as long as it has the same RPM and compatible or adaptable mounting brackets. You probably also need a pulley for it.

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#4 posted 11-12-2017 06:15 AM

terrible machine, terrible price.
best give me link to it so I can scoot on over and see for myself how terrible of a $500 24” drum sander buy this would be :)

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Dave Smith

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#5 posted 11-12-2017 04:15 PM

Robert, ? Thanks everyone for your advice and opinions. I am constantly amazed at the amount of knowledge possessed by the members of the lumberjocks community. Holbs, if I decide against buying this, I will gladly share the link. Be quite a trip for you though to the middle of nowhere central Illinois. Space and money are tight and I could live without it, but I could put it to use. As a new one of these goes for around$1,700, am still giving it serious consideration.

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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#6 posted 11-12-2017 04:37 PM

I wouldn’t pay more than half for used grizzly stuff without a warranty. I’d pay less than a quarter if I couldn’t test it.

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#7 posted 11-12-2017 04:39 PM

I just picked up a g1079 grizzly a 16” dual drum for $300. everything worked. I think $500 for that would be a good price if everything worked. You put a motor in it and it is close to the price of a new one. I would be patient and keep looking. I was looking on craigslist for about 6 months before this one came up. I had tried to see a couple on others that were a little more and they sold before I could get to them. When this came up I was on it and got to it first.

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#8 posted 11-12-2017 05:46 PM

If you get it, buy the hook and loop kit from Grizzly. It really makes it so much easier to change the paper and will save a lot of frustration.

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