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Old 01-06-2011, 02:44 PM
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Hi everyone

I need a small drum sander to uniformly dimension some shop cut veneer, I can't find anyone in town who has one I can use so.................

I'm not going to be using this to flatten door panels or anything of that ilk so I'm looking at these two alternatives

Grizzly baby drum sander G0459 12" Baby Drum Sander

Jet benchtop 10-20 Amazon.com: JET 628900 Mini 10-Inch 1-Horsepower...Amazon.com: JET 628900 Mini 10-Inch 1-Horsepower...
I've seen mixed reviews on both, just wondering if anyone here has some hands on experience

Thanks for the help

Jay
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:49 PM
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Jay,

I've never used the "baby" version, but have the 24" dual drum Grizz. & used it for years without problem until I got a wide belt.

Just keep in mind with a drum its all about "small bites" you can't take much off in a pass.

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Hi everyone

I need a small drum sander to uniformly dimension some shop cut veneer, I can't find anyone in town who has one I can use so.................

I'm not going to be using this to flatten door panels or anything of that ilk so I'm looking at these two alternatives

Grizzly baby drum sander G0459 12" Baby Drum Sander

Jet benchtop 10-20 Amazon.com: JET 628900 Mini 10-Inch 1-Horsepower Benchtop Drum Sander, 115-Volt 1-Phase: Home Improvement

I've seen mixed reviews on both, just wondering if anyone here has some hands on experience

Thanks for the help

Jay
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:45 PM
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I have an open ended style drum sander and I'm constantly annoyed by the design since it allows the drum to rise up on one end and the results aren't a uniform thickness until the work is run through multiple times.

Sometimes think I'd be better off with the Sand-Flee design. This won't work for making stock a uniform thickness but it would help get areas level after the veneer is glued to a panel.

So, of the two choices I'd go with the closed end Grizzly.
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I saw one of these at Roger's shop and it is really well-made and accurate.

Byrnes Model Machines - Thickness Sander

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I saw one of these at Roger's shop and it is really well-made and accurate.

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Good tip! That Grizzly takes up a lot of space for what it does.
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I saw one of these at Roger's shop and it is really well-made and accurate.

Byrnes Model Machines - Thickness Sander
Roger demoing the sander for us:

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Old 01-06-2011, 10:54 PM
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It's hard to believe that was over a year ago! Great time. We'll have to do it again!
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