Remember... Drum sanders aren't planers. Even if you had tons of
horsepower, a deep cut would simply burn the wood.
Performax does recommend an unshared 20A circuit for the 22-44. What
does the Grizz require in the way of electrical specs?
The Grizzly model he's talking about looks to be a dual drum though.
I would imagine the second drum needs a little less hp than the
first. My shop built 14" sander works fine with a 1 hp grizzly
motor. I can bog it down if I try to get too aggressive with it, but
as another poster said, it's not a planer. Actually If the stock is
narrow and I go crazy with the depth it'll burn through the paper
instead of slow down the drum at all. If you use it as intended it
should be fine.
The HP is fine.
One potential problem is that height adjustment is via the table rather than
the head as in the Performax/Jet.
That may or may not be a problem depending on what you want to sand. If you
want to sand long lengths of anything it is a problem because those long
pieces need added support both on infeed and outfeed sides. That is nigh on
to impossible to accomplish when the table goes up and down, very easy when
the head does.
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