GO459 12" baby drum sander conveyor prblems

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Forum topic by Tomj posted 12-12-2012 07:13 PM 2068 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2012 07:13 PM

Does anybody know if the conveyor plastic gear problem has really been fixed on the Grizzly 12” baby drum sander? I’ve been interested in buying this drum sander but have read of this problem. I would just purchase the GO458 18” drum sander but the problem with purchasing that drum sander is the weight (350 lbs). My shop is on the second story and after getting my table saw up there (250 lbs) I realized how hard this is and I don’t want to have that much weight up there (I know it would be pushing it). So does anybody know if the conveyor still uses a plastic gear? Thank you in advance for any replies.

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 03:42 AM

Does anybody even have this drum sander?

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 06:42 PM

If there is anybody out there with some information on this drum sander I would appreciate it.

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 07:57 PM

What does grizzly customer service have to say about the plastic part?

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 12:22 AM

I had that 12” baby drum sander and finally gave it away. It was costing me $140 in just over a year to run it. I had to keep replacing the conveyor motor. The plastic gear held up fine but the motors kept dying.

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 06:00 AM

Costumer service just said it has been fixed but they have said this to other people who have this drum sander yet they still have problems. I guess there is a reason there is not that much info out there on these. I guess I’ll just have to look at the go716 or go458 there just a little bigger and weigh more and my shop is getting cramped. Thanks for the info.

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