Grizzly G0459 or Jet 16/32 sander

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Forum topic by sawdustjunkie posted 04-03-2015 06:10 PM 739 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2015 06:10 PM

I want to get a drum sander and have read many reviews on both of these sanders.
A co worker of mine has a G0459 that is almost brand new with probably $150 in sandpaper rolls. I can by that one for $300.
If I wait for a Jet Sale I know the Jet will be just under $1,000 before tax and extra sandpaper rolls.

Which one??

Any ideas would be appreciated

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#1 posted 04-03-2015 07:42 PM

I have the jet with input output trays and I love it I paid 1200. If the grz is any good buy it. If it does not work I am certain you can get 300 for it. Only critical dimension is flat front to back. Run two boards thru and caliper them. They should within a couple of thousands. My jet can be easily set.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#2 posted 04-03-2015 07:56 PM

If the grizzly is close to new I would go with it. If you hold out for a different unit, I would suggest that you consider a larger unit. Something like the Performax 16/32 or the Jet equivalent which is available for around $1200. If you will be sanding long pieces you will want some form of infeed and outfeed tables.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 04-04-2015 01:09 AM

The price is good on the Grizzly, but I think will out grow it very fast. I couldn’t even sand a cutting board on the Grizzly unless it was 12” or less wide.
My local Rockler has the Jet and the Supermax 18/36. The 18/36 is a very heavy machine and looks to be made better, but it is also $1400.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#4 posted 04-06-2015 12:20 AM

If you would like to read several owner’s comments, go to Then type in the unit you are interested in and look for ‘Comments’’.

I did this exercise earlier today while comparing a Delta with a Jet planer. It worked for me.

-- George, New Brunswick "Storms Never Last"

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