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Forum topic by toolie posted 291 days ago 529 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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toolie

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291 days ago

i have a chance to acquire a grizzly 1066 drum sander for $450:

http://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/g1066_m.pdf

the pics look like it’s probably in good shape and it’s only 1/2 hr away. i presently have a ryobi 16/32 DS that i use infrequently. space is at a premium in my small shop and the ryobi fits in well. the grizz would stress both my space and, with a 30A subpanel, would be iffy operationally when used in conjunction with my delta 50-850 DC (6A draw @ 220v).

anyone have any constructive thoughts?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 291 days ago

Sound like it might be a better sander but if you don’t have room to use it will be worth the upgrade ?

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Loren

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#2 posted 291 days ago

Closed end sander will be easier to get consistent results with.

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Gary

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#3 posted 291 days ago

Sounds to me like you answered your own question. Everything you mentioned was negative

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 291 days ago

I would love such a drum sander but I fear lack of space will be a problem. Alistair

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kdc68

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#5 posted 290 days ago

Well considering they are $1800 new…maybe acquiring this one to refurbish and resell to make some money might be a consideration….

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toolie

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#6 posted 289 days ago

kdc68….....considered that. insufficient potential profit and lack of a ready secondary market for the sander in my area unfortunately nixed that choice.

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ScrubPlane

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#7 posted 289 days ago

I think you answered your own question…you don’t seem to use what you have very much. Is it due to capability or just don’t have the need? If you don’t have the need then why upgrade?

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