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Forum topic by lilredweldingrod posted 08-08-2011 04:08 AM 2598 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lilredweldingrod

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08-08-2011 04:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question sander

My neighbor got the Jet 16/32 drum sander about 6 months ago. I noticed the drum carriage flexes if he trys to do more that a minimal pass. I guess with the drum carriage being the adjusting feature on it, this is almost inevitable

I have been drooling over the Grizzly G0458 18” drum sander. It is much less money than the Jet, and I like the design better. Now that I voiced my thoughts, how about sharing your thoughts on the Grizzly. I would love to hear from those of you that own one.


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#1 posted 08-08-2011 04:16 AM

Rand
It sure would be nice to have one huh.
I know that Wood magizine did a write up on them several months ago and I can not seem to find it. I so seem to remember that the Perform max was the best rated with Grizzly in 3rd.
Arlin

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rance

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 04:19 AM

I don’t have a Griz. but I don’t trust the cantilever. I’m building my own 16” from ShopNotes.

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 04:22 AM

I did see that one in shopnotes and have a motar to use for it. I even know the guy who sent it in. He is going to help me build one in the future except 20” long.
Arlin

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 04:41 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/857

Jet and Grizzly drum sanders are made in same factory. Just made to required specs.

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coloradoclimber

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#5 posted 08-08-2011 04:19 PM

Steven, that’s an interesting comment, are you confident jet and grizzly are made in the same factory? Can you point me to documentation showing jet (perceived to be higher end and more expensive) and grizzly (perceived to be lower end and lower cost) are made in the same factory? I’m open to believing it, I would like to see some evidence though.

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eddy

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#6 posted 08-08-2011 06:49 PM

im with rance and arlin make your own i made a 24 in wide unit over a year ago and i have been running it off a swap cooler motor the whole time. it works great is very accurate and most of all was way cheaper to build

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#7 posted 08-09-2011 02:33 AM

coloradoclimber

Paying more does not mean its a higher quality.
And Also Brands mean nothing anymore.

You can see grizzly bandsaws, jet dust vacuum in this video.

http://demo10.asiannet.com/company.mpg

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#8 posted 08-09-2011 02:42 AM

I bought a 16/32 about five months ago and am very happy with it. The Grizz was my second choice and the only reason I went for the 16/32 was I picked it up at the local WC and didn’t want to wait.
That being said you should be very happy with the Grizz. I thought it looked like a fine machine.

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