Anybody have any recommendations on choosing between the Grizzly G0459
12" Baby Drum Sander and the Jet (Performax) 628900 Mini 10" Benchtop
I know that many will recommend a bigger better sander, but money and
space dictate one of the smaller, cheaper ones.
Well maybe someday my hobby will grow to the point where I'm willing to
buy a new house to hold my drum sander, but in the meantime, I'm looking
to get a small one to make dealing with small, thin parts easier.
I was kind of bowled over by the answer "Then wait until you can
afford one and a place to put it.". Are small scale hobbyists no
longer part of the community? Or those of us on a budget? I don't
think waiting until we are retired or financially capable of our dream
shop in respect to tools or facilities. Personally, I only have about
18 by 16 feet of space to work with and I try to buy the best tools I
can afford, but there are times that I have to compromise. I sure as
hell don't plan to just stop because you don't feel that doing this on
a limited budget or in a small shop is wrong.
That said, Unk, I don't have one either and I do not own any Jet or
Grizzly tools (though I guess my Powermatic tools might qualify as
Jet). I would think either would be fine, though you might find some
deals locally on the Jet that would save you $75.00 on shipping.
Good advise but I bought one last year, a 22/44 and I use it almost every
day that I am in the shop. I tend to use it much more than expected and
have only used it about 20% for what I originally bought it for.
I am currently building some upper end jewelry boxes and need "small and
precise" fitting pieces. The drum sander lets me get there quickly and
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