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Forum topic by UncleBen posted 09-14-2007 07:34 PM 4868 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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UncleBen

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09-14-2007 07:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander benchtop bench belt delta grizzly disc

I am looking at two benchtop sanders, both are $100 with the following specs:
6” disc and 4’x36” belt sander, 1/3 hp. Both have the motor enclosed in the base with a 2 1/2” dust port.

I know the Griz is cast iron, but don’t know what the Delta is.
Whatcha think?

grizzly

delta


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Bob #2

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#1 posted 09-14-2007 07:51 PM

Grizzly looks beafier.
I have one similar to the Delta and the table rocks on that little stub of a pin holding it in place.
You may want to touch these machines before you commit.
What is the amperage of the motors?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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USCJeff

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#2 posted 09-14-2007 08:36 PM

My opinion on these benchtop units is they all seem to be about the same in performance. There really aren’t a whole lot of variables that matter. Power and belt/disk size are really the deciding factors. I haven’t noticed a problem locking the table as Bob mentioned. Mine looks like it locks the same way as the Grizzly. The tables are all pretty “dinky” as far as I’ve seen. I couldn’t tell you where the miter gauage is. I got a Craftsman that looks the same as both you mentioned and it does the job. It was a gift, but I believe it was comparable in price. They’re heavy, so the Grizzly might have a high shipping cost for something costing $100. Never had any issues with Grizzly products though!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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UncleBen

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#3 posted 09-14-2007 08:48 PM

Bob, 5 amps for the Grizzly and 5.2 for the Delta. I agree that the Griz looks a little better, but both are the same shipping weight. The only problem is that I am no where near a Griz store, so I can’t see or feel it in person. I’m not even sure who would carry the Delta locally, but there’s a better chance of it.

Jeff, I’m already ordering a bunch of smaller stuff from Griz, and this adds on about $8 or $10 to the shipping charge at the most.

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littlebear

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#4 posted 04-12-2012 06:30 PM

Wait hold on, your buying junk. i have had both sanders and more then two each in the past 20 years.. Buy a big machine if you have the room and money..
To much – - – - on the market today.. watch your self.. don’t wast money on overseas plastic junk..
I just purchased a big bear sander and the thing has no balls at all..

-- Ralphie Maine

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