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Lee Barker

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515 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: sander

Something like this:

Oscillating would be nice but not necessary. Mostly I’d like to know about brand preference and vibration.

I have a Ritter 4×132 but it looks like the 6” width will become more important.

Thanks kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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bruc101

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#1 posted 515 days ago

We’ve had one of those Gris sanders since 1994 working everyday. The only thing we do to it is keep it cleaned and change the belts when they wear out.

We had a tracking problem with it last summer. I called Gris support and told them the problem. The person told me the support person that knew that sander well would call me back within the hour which he did. He asked me what it was doing, I told him and he gave me the fix…back to tracking correctly in less than 1.5 hours. 18 year old machine and still kicking like it was when it was new.

We also have one of the newer orbital edge sanders with another brand name and it sands no better than the 18 year old Gris.

If we needed another edge sander I would call Gris and tell them to get that sanded on the truck to me.

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 515 days ago

Hi Lee
I have the Grizzly with the wrap around table ,like this one it’s worth the extra cost the larger table makes it much more versatile .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 514 days ago

Thank you Jim and Bruce and Jonathan.

The function here will be mostly on a product but I’m thinking for the puny extra cost the wraparound table would be worth it.

Another solution to the challenge would be to up the Ritter to 6”. Has anyone done that? Changing the platens would be easy—they’re just plywood on brackets—but I’m not sure what I’d be up against in sourcing new wheels.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#4 posted 514 days ago

We used to own the Ritter 4132 and it was a great sander. I happened upon a delta 6132 that was also just a tid bit stronger wo the Ritter sold.

I would think the Ritter should be more then capable. Not sure why you really need the 6” capacity. We mainly use ours for 3/4” edges.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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