Which Drum Sander should I get?

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Forum topic by BobCysyk posted 03-05-2011 01:52 PM 1243 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2011 01:52 PM

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Hello Everyone,

I have a small, but fairly well appointed hobby shop and am now venturing into selling my work. I have been drooling over drum sanders for a couple of years and am getting ready to purchase. I just came across some opportunities on Craigs List and need some advice.

I am looking at three options on CL. A very well used Grizzly 24” dual drum sander for $350 (may need some TLC), a hardly used Grizzly 18” open end for $650, and a nearly new Woodtech 13” widebelt for $800. Any thoughts or should I go for a new 16-32 Performax?


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#1 posted 03-14-2011 03:31 AM

How did this work out? Did you buy the 16-32?

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 03:53 AM

I bought a slightly used 16-32 and it sat around for a while, I was actually thinking of selling it…then I was making some doors or a entertainment center…the doors were around 17” I wondered how well the open ended system would work…let’s just say I’m no longer thinking of selling it, it’s awesome! It does have an upgraded feed belt, it’s the white plastic looking stuff… I heard bad things about it considering the extra cost but it seems to work perfect so far!

Good luck!

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 12:37 PM

Hi vthowe77,

I picked up a lightly used 16-32 on Saturday. As soon as I can get my nephew over here to help get it down the steps I will let you know how it works for me.

Thanks for the response.


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