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Forum topic by ChipByrd posted 08-09-2014 04:03 PM 1053 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-09-2014 04:03 PM

Do you guys have any familiarity with this unit and does this seem like a fair price?


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#1 posted 08-09-2014 04:21 PM

I have no experience with this sander but…... List is around $1800, Amazon wants over $1200 new plus shipping and taxes.

users don’t rate ir very high

Think I would closely check it out and offer less.

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 05:01 PM

I had one and sold it about 3 months ago for $300, along with some extras. I just saw another one last week listed on another forum for $350 (and sold quickly). I’d say he’s quite high for that particular model. The early model (31-250, the one I had) did have some problems. My particular one didn’t have any of them, and the later ones (31-255 and up) seems to have the bugs worked out. Regardless, I see that as being $250-300 overpriced. Just my opinion. BTW, I sold mine because while I used it a lot for several years, that use had declined recently and i wanted the room back. Bear in mind, a good DC is a must with these tools; so if you don’t have one you will also have to get that. I had bought mine second hand but unused a year after they came out for $500.

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 05:11 PM

That sander looks very similar to the Grizzly G0458. With shipping, just under $1000.00. I recently acquired a used one & have only used it a short time, but I LOVE it!!! I got mine off of CL for $200.00. I don’t pay more than 50% of “new retail”, for any CL finds….

I would say the Delta unit is priced…. OK, but not a steal.

EDIT: I see Fred has chimed in, with more relevant information!!!

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#4 posted 08-09-2014 05:21 PM

Thanks for the info. Very helpful.

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 05:55 PM

I’ve read grousing about that particular model.

I think you’ll find a closed-end machine less fussy.
I’ve had both types and I still have the open-end
Performax but we have a kind of a resentful
relationship and I don’t use it much.

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#6 posted 08-10-2014 12:56 AM

I bought one used 6 years ago for $500 including 24 sanding strips of assorted grits. I use it for sanding end grain cutting boards and to dimension stock to final thickness and for very thin stock. If I could justify one, here is what I would buy.

-- Art

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