Grizzly inflatable drum / flap sander

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Review by redryder posted 03-10-2012 06:24 AM 14330 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The only other review I could find on this sander was posted 1300 days ago.

I found this machine on Craigslist about six months ago and have used it quite a bit since. It is a beast of power. Very straight forward and simple to operate. I have used and wasted my money on many smaller flap sanders on the drill press with less than great results. This machine will cut your sanding time WAY down. It will take square edges and round them over quickly and accurately. Projects such as cutting boards, intarsia, boxes or rustic designs can be moved through the sanding process much quicker.

I comes with two different size inflatable drums and a large flap sander with twelve abrasive flaps backed up by flexible bristle brushes. The flap and drums can be quick changed out with a single screw cap on the ends. Grizzly recommends using a hand pump to inflate the drums to 10 pounds. I just use my compressor and go slowly. Grizzly offers the different grits for both the drums and the flap wheel. I have found this machine to be a great addition to my spindle sander. The bench top footprint is only 6 1/2” X 9”. There is no dust collection for this machine. I am in the process of moving it to the top of a downdraft table.

If you like those soft rounded corners and want to get it done before moss grows on your project, this might be for you. This was one of my better Craigslist buys at $125.00. Grizzly sells it for $275.00.


Motor 1 H.P., 110V, 1725 R.P.M.
Toggle On/Off Safety Switch with locking tab
Flap sander supplied with 120 grit paper
Inflatable drum sizes are 4-3/4” x 7-7/8” and 3-1/4” x 7-7/8”
22mm Arbor
Benchtop footprint: 6-1/2” x 9” (base only)
Net Weight 57 lbs.
Shipping weight approx.: 67 lbs.

-- mike...............

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#1 posted 03-10-2012 06:31 PM

Wow, congrats on the Craigslist purchase, sounds like it was well worth the money

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 10:12 PM

it does look like a beastly sander. also looks like ya did good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 12:19 AM

A Very Good review!

Thank you very much… will keep an eye out it…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 02:19 PM

Good job on the craigslist buy! They have some great deals on there. Keep up the woodworking!


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#5 posted 08-15-2012 02:43 AM

I use this machine daily. Set up dust collection by using a “Big Gulp” which is attached to the table top (mobile stand) with a spring clamp. Does a decent job. This is a great machine!

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#6 posted 11-16-2014 02:35 PM

I canon longer find this sanders on the grizzly site

-- Rich

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#7 posted 11-16-2014 10:58 PM

Still there. Look under drum sanders (in the woodworking area).

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