I'm contemplating the purchase of a spindle sander, and want to use it
in part for thicknessing difficult-figured woods. I see that typical
low-end spindle sanders like the Ridgid and the low end Grizzly models
use spindles that are around 3 or 4" in height.
Does anyone know if it's possible to use taller drums on models like
this? And if so, who sells them? Or is it neccessary to step up to a
more expensive model to use a taller drum, say 7" or 8"? I can see
where on a unit designed for a 3" drum, installing something much
taller might result in unacceptable run-out.
I'm aware that both Jet and Grizzly sell spindle sanders that come
standard with 9" drums, but both of these models are overkill for me
at this stage, not to mention the whole space issue.
Any feedback would be most appreciated!