Spindle / 12" disc sander

Anybody have one of these, or seen one in person?
<http://www.grizzly.com/products/item.cfm?itemnumber=G0529>
I've been thinking of buying a disc sander, but this combo really caught my eye. I really didn't want a belt / disc combo, as I don't see the use for most combo belt sanders.
Barry
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Never really looked for one, I live 40 miles to the nearest any kind of hardware store and tend to make what I need. I made a 9" disk sander attachment for my rotating head lathe in a pinch in one project out of a scrap of 3/4 baltic birch and have never stopped using it... have even since modified the work table for dust collection. That worked so well I turned out a 2", 4" 6" and 8" drums that fit my Nova chuck cut a saw kerf across to tuck the paper ends in and glued on standard sheet sandpaper. Made the drums out of Hickory that was out in the firewoord pile...
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On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 22:59:56 GMT, "Eric Johnson"

Awesome if you have a lathe... <G>
Barry
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Guess that would help. ;-) I would probably still try to figure out a way to get around buying another tool unless I really knew I could make use of it. I've seen sanding disks made for a table saw. Once at a job site I saw a circular saw clamped upside down to a sawhorse with a makeshift sanding disk in it. More 'n one way to skin a cat...
EJ
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On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 00:37:37 GMT, "Eric Johnson"

I have one, and it works well for what it is. <G> I also have a set of drum sanders for my drill press. But this baby would be sitting there, ready to go, all hooked up to the DC. No swapping out the TS blade, no jury rigging the DC hose around the drill press... <G>
Barry
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I turn down a 4" square 1" thick piece of pine and end up with a piece 3 1/2" dia. The 4"inch piece is first centered using a 1/4 x 20 x 2" hanger bolt. A standoff or chuck adapter 1" long is screwed on the machine end of the hanger bolt and the screw end of the hanger boltis screwed into the center of the wood and this wood is put in the live center 'of the lathe. The standoff goes in the chuck of qthe lathe. After turning wood down to 3 1/2 dia. saw 1/8 cerf in side 1/2" deep. Put foam padding psa around outside of piece and leave room at cerf for 1" strip 9" long (80) grit)to go around outside of padding and put 3/8 at ends in cerf. I use the finished producct to sharpen my chisels. Hope you can make heads or tails to this description.
George http://vertilathe.freeyellow.com
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I forgot to mention that I made this sander using my Vertilathe and I am celebrating my tenth anniversary of the invention.
George http://vertilathe.freeyellow.com
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That looks like a good combination to me. I once had the expensive Delta disk/belt sander combo http://www.deltawoodworking.com/index.asp?e 6&p5. I also have the oscillating spindle sander and drum sander. With the Delta disk and belt sander, I seldom used the belt sander, but the disk sander got a lot of use. For a belt sander, I would rather have an edge sander http://www.deltawoodworking.com/index.asp?e 6&pG25 along with a disk sander. The combination you are talking about seems to be a good idea.
Preston
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