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Looking for Input on Grizzly Spindle Sanders

by TJMD
posted 11-26-2018 05:08 PM


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MrRon

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#1 posted 11-26-2018 05:57 PM

The Wen model 6510 is identical to the Grizzly 739 and costs $50 less. I have one and am well satisfied with it. The table is a bit on the smallish side, but serves my purpose well. The dust collection works well. Home Depot has them. Visit the Wen site. They have very good ratings.

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TJMD

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#2 posted 11-26-2018 06:03 PM

MrRon Thx thats a great tip and it really looks identical. And I can get free shipping to my local HD store.

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mel52

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 03:56 AM

I also have the Wen Spindle Sander and have had no problems with it. I use mine quite frequently.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 04:42 AM

This sander has lots of good reviews online and from my students, it has a larger table that one side folds down for extreme angles,it also has a wider belt sander attachment the oscillates too, I don’t think it can beat for the money,even floor models like the one I have cannot do what this Rigid can do.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Oscillating-Edge-Belt-Spindle-Sander-EB4424/100061671

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 04:47 AM

Here’s a video that shows what it’s all about. click on the +10 on the lower left corner.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Oscillating-Edge-Belt-Spindle-Sander-EB4424/100061671

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 11-28-2018 05:29 AM

I have had a Grizzly G0538 for 15+ years, top is in excellent condition and no issues, ever. Well built piece of equipment.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 11-28-2018 07:17 AM

I wouldn’t worry about a laminated top, You don’t plan on hammering on it or do you. I’d look at table top surface size that fits your needs. I do like the tilting feature of the G0837, and only $149. I have a HF spindle sander, paid $120 for it with a 20% off coupon. The spindle is centered in a 14” diameter round top.

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WoodenDreams

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#8 posted 11-28-2018 07:26 AM

The Wen does have a attractive price. You could make a larger MDF surface top, with a center hole that fits the sleeves. And screw the MDF top to the surface top.

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TJMD

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#9 posted 11-28-2018 10:58 AM

Thanks for all this feedback. It always seems a compromise between tool size, motor, features and material. There doesn’t seem to be a “best choice” so I will be evaluating my planned use and needs vs my wallet. Thank you all again.

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Boberto

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#10 posted 11-28-2018 11:40 AM

When I was looking for one I found very few with 1/4” spindles. Most only went down to. 1/2”. Depending on your needs you may want to watch that. I ended up with a delta that has a 1/4” spindle. I don’t use it a lot but it works well.

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TJMD

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#11 posted 12-08-2018 12:11 AM

Hey all… so I fid a major switch. I went with a large 12 inch disc sander and a WEN 6523 belt/spindle sander. I was having trouble deciding on a spindle sander style, and began writing down what I do, and how a sander would help… it became really clear that I needed to smooth end grain and do more edge sanding. The WEN has two diameters on the belt to use on curves or I can switch over to the actual spindles. Thanks for all your input

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