Grizzly G-1071 Spindle Sander

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Forum topic by khop posted 04-21-2009 02:17 AM 1466 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2009 02:17 AM

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Hello Everyone, Has anyone purchased the Grizzly G-1071 Spindle Sander? And if so, What do you think of it?
Thanks to all for your input

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#1 posted 04-21-2009 02:37 AM

It just survived a year in a high school shop, how’s that for a one sentence review?

got it at school, we are getting a second one for next year. Little tough to change spindles, but doable. I ended up making a drop over top out of mdf with an edge to set on the top for a zero clearance around the spindle. The insert seems to set lower than the table and is elonggated to allow for tilting. Dust collection on the machine is worthless, in face we didnt’ even hook up the sleeve, cant remember excactly why not, but I think it gets in the way of either tilting or changing bits. We have ours wired 220v, works great.

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#2 posted 04-21-2009 03:10 AM

That looks like a nice one, pricey though. I didn’t have room for a floor model so I picked up the JET JBOS-5 benchtop model a bunch of years back for $300. I really like it and it changed my opinion of Jet for the better. The max spindle size it came with was 2”, I picked up the 3” spindle for an additional $50. Now that Jet sander and extra spindle would cost $490 total, so maybe it’s not so bad price wise. On a Woodcraft 10% Jet sale maybe $440.

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#3 posted 04-21-2009 04:29 PM

I’ve had the 1071 for probably at least 10 years and although it doesn’t get used every day, it has never missed a beat. It did arrive in the crate with the oil drain plug loose so the gear oil had drained out (over everything) but it hasn’t lost any since. The oscillating mechanism holds nearly 3 quarts of gear oil. Oil dipstick is under the table and accessed from the front. Based on my experience with this unit I don’t think you can go wrong. I agree with tooldad. Insert does sit a little bit low. I cut a plywood ring to fit the insert opening and then changed the setscrews to compensate. Brings the insert up level.

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