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Forum topic by Eastwestdesigns posted 05-17-2013 11:03 PM 1041 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eastwestdesigns

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05-17-2013 11:03 PM

Hey folks,
I am looking into buying a 24” {double roller} Grizzly drum sander and would like to draw some of this good knowledge and wisdom from you all. The concern I have is that my dust collector is a 1 or 1 1/2 horsepower and I would like to know if the dust collector will be sufficient for the sander? I only have one 4” hose that will be hooked up to it while I am using it.
Would like to know anyone who has any experience with this and your thoughts.

Thanks

-- Steve


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shipwright

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 12:26 AM

Should be lots if you keep the run short.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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copcarcollector

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 01:22 AM

My friend has a Woodmaster drum sander and added this home made “sweep” to the outfeed side to help capture more dust. You might consider something similar to help contain dust on the Grizzly—-

If you get the Grizzly please post a review after some use, I have not seen too many reviews either way on the Grizzly drum sander—

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Loren

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#3 posted 05-18-2013 01:43 AM

It should work okay. You may get some nuisance dust
accumulating on and around the sander but the DC
should get most of it. Non-industrial drum sanders
don’t normally have the ability to cut deep enough to
make a great deal of dust. Compared to planer
shavings, the volume of material removed in a pass
is much less.

To test, get a handful of fine wooddust and hold it
in front of your hose with the DC running.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Shawn Masterson

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#4 posted 05-18-2013 02:25 AM

I agree if you keep the run short. You definitely need a pre separator. this dust is the worst for you. If you have bags every time you turn it on and they inflate there will be a big poof of fine dust everywhere. a thein separator will help out.

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pmayer

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#5 posted 05-18-2013 08:42 AM

A 5HP drum sander will create a LOT of dust when sanding a wide panel. If your DC is 1 HP I think it will struggle a bit to capture well when sanding wide panels, but it will be far better than nothing. As Shawn said, a pre-separator is a must here, and keep your flex pipe to 10’ or less.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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Eastwestdesigns

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#6 posted 05-18-2013 10:20 AM

Sounds good folks, the hose will probably not be more than 10’ away from the collector. The pre-separator sounds like a good idea as well! will keep you all posted.

-- Steve

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GT350

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#7 posted 05-18-2013 03:05 PM

I have a 1.5 hp cyclone running through about 20’ of PVC pipe with 3 90’s and about 4’ of 4” flexible pipe and I can’t see any dust escaping from my Jet 16-32 drum sander. My only problem with this setup is more of the dust gets past the cyclone and clogs my filter than when it is hooked up to other machines.
Mike

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