Jet or grizzly drum sander

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Forum topic by robdem posted 02-14-2014 01:21 PM 1606 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2014 01:21 PM

Looking to buy a drum sander looking at the grizzly 18×36 sander or the jet 16×32 sander . The cost right now is going to be the same I received email from a on line tool store having a 15 pct of sale this weekend for the jet model . I am leaning toward the jet because I can get indeed and out feed tables . But the grizzly will sand up to 4 inches . Any and all help is appreciated thanks Rob

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#1 posted 02-14-2014 01:24 PM

I have Supermax 19-38 and IMOP it is a better than either of the brands you are looking at.

-- Bill R

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 02:06 PM

I have an unused Jet 22/44 Pro for sale if you wanna come pick it up. Only $2100.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#3 posted 02-14-2014 02:32 PM

Clint thanks but that’s not going to fit in the shop

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 02:40 PM

If you plan on making your own thin veneer, then the JET is the clear winner. The Grizz can only sand veneer down to 1/8” while the JET goes as thin as 1/32”


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#5 posted 02-14-2014 03:38 PM

I have the 19-38 Supermax, great machine, love it. I had a used Grizzly and it made me very happy to see it go down the road. That was the only Grizzly tool I have not been happy with.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 06:09 PM

Does the Grizzly table raise and lower, or is it the head….I was thinking it was the table like Delta….if it is…don’t walk away….RUN.

+1 for the Supermax!!!!

-- Mike

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#7 posted 02-15-2014 12:43 AM

I like my Performax 16/32, but it was easy to out grow it. They are slow. I will be looking at the Supermax 25”or the Grizzly 24” soon, but the Jet and Grizzly price may be more attractive to you.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#8 posted 02-15-2014 02:28 AM

I have the Jet 16/32 and I am very happy with it.

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#9 posted 02-15-2014 04:35 PM

Thanks for help guys going to buy the jet . Has a five year warranty couple of other friends also recommend it also . This going into a hobbyist shop so won’t see use every day .

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#10 posted 02-15-2014 04:45 PM

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