I am in the process of buying a disc sander belt sander combo. I found a
new Wilton with a 10" disk and 6"X48" belt with a 1 hp motor with stand for
$639. I think that is hard to beat but I would like a 12" disc and 1 1/2
hp., but a JET or Delta get $900+. The Grizzly and the Shop Fox are
around $500 but I am very cautious about their quality. Any comments.
Thank You in advance
12" is about the minimum you want on a disc sander. even then you only
get about 3 useful inches out of it unless your working on small
you want to make sure the disc is not spinning faster then 1750rpms.
I have been happy with the three shopfox tools I own.
Steve knight wrote:
> 12" is about the minimum you want on a disc sander. even then you only
> get about 3 useful inches out of it unless your working on small
> you want to make sure the disc is not spinning faster then 1750rpms.
Anything less than 12" dia is about as useless as breasts on a boar hog.
BTW, IMHO, a good disc sander is just about the most useful tool I've
got when you do things like boat joinery.
Poor experience at the school with a Grizzly, but the Woodtek machines look
to be about the same or less in price. As to quality control, difficult to
say. I'm willing to bet that the QC guy wears a white coat and a JET badge
on Thursday, green and Woodtek on Friday....
Here's another one...
I haven't seen or used it but I have a joiner from them and it is fine.
Ditto with my Grizzly tools...I have no qualms about them.
Frankly, I am less than impressed with Jet. Seems to me they try to
position themselves as a step up from the other imports simply by adding
a few small bells and whistles to what is basically the same as other
dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
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You might take a look at the Rikon sold by Woodcraft. I've got one and
like it. Only a 10" disk, but adequate for my needs. Pretty good DC
and plenty of "oomph".
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