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brownred

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02-17-2013 06:48 PM

I am looking for a good accurate disc sander. I am wanting if anyone out there can recommend a good one. I know the get what you pay for but I prefer to spend as little as possible. What I am mainly wanting to do is be able to accurately square small blocks of wood. Say about 2 by 2 by 4, 3 by 2 by 5, 1 1/2 by 2 by 4 blocks.
I see grizzly has a G7297 for $169.95. Was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. Of if there might be one better out there for accurately squaring.

Thanks

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia


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nwbusa

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 06:55 PM

I see grizzly has a G7297 for 4169.95

Lol I had to go to Grizzly’s site to see what a $4K disc sander looked like. Turns out the “4” should be a ”$” :)

I also am considering a disc sander, and like you I don’t want to spend a ton. Watching this thread…

-- John, BC, Canada

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 07:00 PM

I have a Jet even though many of the jet tools I don’t think much of I’m really impressed with it’s smooth operation and it’s good fit and finish,it’s not cheep but it’s made to last.

http://www.amazon.com/708433-JDS-12B-1-Horsepower-Benchtop-230-Volt/dp/B00006J6PS

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brownred

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 07:00 PM

Opps $169.95

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 07:05 PM

All those $4000.00 dollar sanders are all junk now a days ever since hyperinflation hit

-- Cosmicturner

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Kazooman

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 07:17 PM

If the budget is tight, you might try a tablesaw sanding disc.

http://www.woodcraft.com/category/2001809/10-table-saw-sanding-disk.aspx

Only 41,999. Oops, make that $19.99.

Actually I have one of these and it works just fine.

I am curious, why not just cut the blocks square in the first place? You must be repurposing some scrap lumber.

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brownred

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#6 posted 02-17-2013 07:38 PM

“I am curious, why not just cut the blocks square in the first place? You must be repurposing some scrap lumber.”

I like my fingers to much!

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 02-17-2013 07:45 PM

You may want to watch a video on YouTube that I watched recently. It’s 2-hours long, but may be worth a watch for what it sounds like you want to do. The video is focused on making letter openers, but he goes into depth at the beginning of the video on how he safely cuts very small pieces of wood on a miter saw, radial arm saw and tablesaw. He is cutting much smaller pieces than you are talking about, so his techniques should work for your needs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36gd9m4i1ow

Unless you really need a sander, his methods would certainly be cheaper. Maybe I am misinterpreting your needs/intentions though?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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ldl

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#8 posted 02-17-2013 09:02 PM

Interesting method to make thin pieces.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 09:25 PM

Do you own a lathe?

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brownred

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 09:30 PM

Jonathan; I believe you just saved me $169.99…Thanks!

lumberjoe; I did up untill yesterday, why do you ask?

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 09:34 PM

You’re welcome. Glad the information came in-handy. His methods appear to be very safe and sound for trimming such small stock.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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JoeinGa

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#12 posted 02-17-2013 09:42 PM

I just finished building one. All the wood was pieces of scrap and I “horse-traded to get a motor. So I have little or nothing invested but my time. You can see the build here…
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http://lumberjocks.com/joein10asee/blog/34349
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I screwed up trying to make it a multi-part blog but if you scroll down thru the responses you can see the first part of the attempt.

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brownred

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#13 posted 02-17-2013 09:50 PM

Thats pretty cool joein10aesee

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia

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