Tool Test: Grizzly’s Baby Drum Sander Rocks

By Robert Lang
Page: 30

From the June 2006 issue #155
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Early in my career I was spoiled forever by a 42″-wide, three-head wide-belt sander. I can’t keep from comparing other sanders to that, and this new drum sander from Grizzly isn’t that kind of machine. But it is, without a doubt, the best value in a thicknessing sander suitable for small-shop use that I have seen.

Many small-scale sanders use lightweight materials and leave one end of the machine open to gain width capacity. Grizzly has taken a different approach – keep it simple and solid. It has some limitations in capacity and precision, but considering performance and price, this is the machine I want in my shop.

From the June 2006 issue #155
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