|Forum topic by ChicagoWoodworker||posted 04-14-2015 04:27 PM||1126 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
04-14-2015 04:27 PM
New guy to the forums here – I’m about to buy a 13” drum sander from General International and was hoping to hear if anyone has any experience with this machine, model number 15-155. I found it for $1199 plus free shipping online.
I need the 110V service because I can’t get 220V in my shop right now, I also need the 3.75 inch max thickness. None of the Performax 10-20, 16-32, or 22-44 are options for me for various reasons. The Grizzly and Shop Fox baby drum sanders are not options because I’ve read that they have plastic gears which are a nightmare and I want nothing to do that.
I can’t find reviews ANYWHERE on the General International 13” drum sander, although there’s tons of good ones on the bigger models. If you have one in the Chicago area (or even NW Indiana or Mid-Michigan) I would love to come look at it, or at least please help with any information about it that I may have overlooked.