Several months ago, I bought Grizzly's GO-538 Oscillating Spindle
Sander. It's about $113 catalog price. Works fine.
Now the sanding sleeves are discontinued, very limited range of
diameters still available.
Don't you just love that-
Tried to send this to the original poster but failed, so here it is for the
I thought it was quite curious that Grizzly would discontinue such an item.
I went to their web site (which contains their catalogue) and looked up the
items you seem to think you can no longer order from them. Their catalogue
does indeed show those items as being available. I thought that perhaps
they had only recently been discontinued, so I emailed their customer
support. They responded that the items ARE still available. Don't know
where you got your information. Their online catalogue, page 100, shows a
whole buttload of sleeve sizes still available.
Hope this helps.
What happened, man? Did you get a notice of rejection by the rr.com
Was everybody specific about the exact sizes? The OSS I have uses
4-1/2" long sleeves, and my search on the Grizzly site showed a
_limited_ number of these among the large number of assorted different
The catalog I have of course does show them as available, it's where I
got the sander info from-
If you find a range of 4-1/2" height covering 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/2"
2", and 3", then please send me the URL and I will apologize lamely to
everybody who's replied so far.
Maybe I just missed the correct web page? Grizzly has a Gordonian(sp)
Knot of a web page.
I'll check out the Borg too, near Ryobi stuff.
Awright James, here's the email and response from Grizzly: (Actually in
reverse order). Try the link I've included
Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your email dated August 11, 2004.
After looking into these model numbers for you, I show that we do still
carry these in stock and at this time, they are not discontinued. I do
apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You may place your order
online using the model numbers you have listed below.
If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You are a valued customer, and we look forward to serving your future
woodworking and metal working needs.
Grizzly Industrial, Inc.
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 1:56 PM
Subject: Sanding sleeves
Have been told that the sanding sleeves for the oscillating sander model
G0538, have been discontinued or are no longer available from Grizzly. Your
online catalogue shows that they are still available. Could you verify the
status of the availability of these items. I am referring to the items on
page 100 (online) listed as "optional accessories", items H5430 thru H5459.
On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 23:17:20 GMT, in rec.woodworking you wrote:
OK Bob, you are correct, all the sleeves for this sander are listed as
available on the URL you gave me.
Thanks very much, man!
I just didn't happen to hit this page while looking for the sleeves.
Wouldn't anyone look under the category "sanding sleeves" first?!
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