|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 09-11-2013 01:46 AM||804 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-11-2013 01:46 AM
I convinced my wife that I needed a drum sander if I was going to build our kitchen cabinets. She fell for it. :-)
This is not a review. I will save that for later after I get some dust piled up.
Here it is in all of it’s glory – Grizzly G0458 18 inch open end drum sander.
I have it mounted on a Harbor Freight mobile base.
The crate it came in. Free wood!!! :-)
I connected the dust hose to the machine’s dust port using the Rockler 4 inch tool port. Perfect fit. The Harbor Freight 2HP Dust collector does a good job of evacuating the dust.
This pic shows the dust collector hose connected to the machine.
Here is my layout. I used a couple of 1/2 inch setup bars to space the frame away from the sides/ends of the mobile base. That way, there is no interference with the bolt heads on the mobile base. So, after laying everything out very carefully, I marked the hole openings in the stand feet. And I measured to see what length the boards needed to be. The are made from a 2×4 milled to 1 1/4 inch square (per HF Instructions).
My floor is very uneven but so far it has been easy to move the machine around. I had to swap places with the jointer while prepping the wood for the toy box.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas