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Forum topic by skippyland posted 02-24-2011 03:33 PM 2294 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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skippyland

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02-24-2011 03:33 PM

I guess that my next tool purchase will be a drum sander. I’ve spent enough time drooling over Jet at my nearest Woodcraft store, but lately I’ve started considering ” sand flea”. Do any of you folks have any experiences with this item? Thanks for your help.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.


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richgreer

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#1 posted 02-24-2011 04:21 PM

I’ve not used either type of drum sander but I have researched them quite throughly. If I were to get a V drum sander (that is what a sand flea is) I would opt for the kit from Stock Room Supply. You need to supply the lumber and the motor, but all the other components of the sander come in a kit that you build.

There is a nice review of this sander here -

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/131

On my computer the link given in the review does not work, but you can go directly to Stock Room Supply here

http://www.stockroomsupply.ca/shop/

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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sawblade1

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#2 posted 02-24-2011 04:46 PM

Grizzly has produced a reasonably priced conveyor fed drum sander the G0716 only 345.00 I am waiting on mine today as I don’t know much about them My first tool purchase from them :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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skippyland

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#3 posted 02-24-2011 05:34 PM

My first thickness planer was from Grizzly and I was fine with that. Thanks for the tip.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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Sawdustmaker

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#4 posted 02-24-2011 06:01 PM

I’ve purchased from Grizzly before and think that it is a well built machine. Sawblade1, let me know what you think about it once you have had time to break it in. Thanks

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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wiswood2

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#5 posted 02-24-2011 06:15 PM

I have 14 grizzly machines and no complant with any of them. I am going to buy either the GO716 or the GO4159P I think their coustomer service can not be beat.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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skippyland

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#6 posted 02-24-2011 06:35 PM

Hey, Sawblade1, we all waiting on you! Ha! I pulled Grizzly up and that price also includes the mobile base. I appreciate ALL the responses guys.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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sawblade1

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#7 posted 02-24-2011 07:12 PM

Still waiting on the truck LOL ;) kinda like a kid watching for Santa

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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Brandon

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#8 posted 02-25-2011 05:00 AM

Sawblade1 you got another waiting. I’ve been eyeballing that one also. Actually selling some other tools on craigslist to help buy it.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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Howie

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#9 posted 02-25-2011 05:32 AM

I have a 9” sand flea that works fine for what I bought it for(small boxes) I just last week bought a 16/32 Jet and so far it has been pretty impressive(done everything I asked it to do beautifully,right out of the box)(see my post “and the winner is”) My second choice was an 18/36 Grizzly.(goes on sale first of March with a 10% off coupon from Woodworkers Journal) It was a tough choice between the two. I actually spent more for the Jet than the Grizz.

-- Life is good.

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skippyland

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#10 posted 02-25-2011 03:39 PM

Howie, I appreciate your comments.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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bigike

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#11 posted 02-25-2011 03:57 PM

You might want to save the dough and just build one, this is one that was posted that I like. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/43892 There’s a lot posted here on LJs you might want to take a peek before you spend this is why I don’t want to buy one anymore plus you can use the money for another tool! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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skippyland

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#12 posted 02-25-2011 04:26 PM

Ike, thanks for the tip. I checked out that link…wow I only wish I was that talented.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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Jim Finn

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#13 posted 02-25-2011 05:21 PM

I have a Go549 Grizzly “Baby drum sander” 12” and it works well for me. I first bought a “V” sander from stockroom supply and no longer use it. The Grizzly works so much better.

-- In God We Trust

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skippyland

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#14 posted 02-25-2011 06:22 PM

Thanks, Jim. I really think that’s the way I’m leaning now.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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Howie

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#15 posted 02-25-2011 09:28 PM

Skippy, I might add I see nothing wrong with the grizz. In my case it was a matter of convience and expediency.

-- Life is good.

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