I asked some questions in another thread earlier today, but I was a
late arriver to the thread. So I'm posting them again (with more
questions) so that more people may see them. I hope this doesn't start
a holy war. :-)
What is the advantage to having dual drums? Is it worth the extra
expense and setup time?
Do you put the same grit on both drums, or different grits?
What would you say is the difference between a finish sander and a
thickness sander? Could one machine be both or are they mutually
So on a thickness sander, what is the finest grit sandpaper you use?
How critical is a variable speed belt?
Flat drum with spring clips or velcro?
What happens to the velcro type belts when they heat/stretch?
At what point is the machine too big for a typical home shop dust
collector (say 1200 cfm)?
Should the drum spin in the direction of board movement or against it?
And lastly, is there a consensus on the goodness or badness of the
grizzly G1066R & Z?