Jet/Performax 22/44 vs Grizzly 24" Dual Drum Sander

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Forum topic by IowaWoodcrafter posted 12-21-2007 12:59 AM 4813 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2007 12:59 AM

I thought I was all set to order the Jet 22/44” drum sander. For another couple hundred bucks I can get a dual drum sander from Grizzly. Does anyone have experience using both a single and a dual drum sander? My main use is to reduce the amount of hand sanding, thickness sand highly figured wood and to sand veneer/lamination. I’d appreciate any input.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#1 posted 12-21-2007 05:35 AM

Sorry I’ve got a Ryobi 16/32 sander and it works great but no experience on the jet or Double drum Grizzly.

But I do send figured wood through my Grizzly spiral carbide planer. It works great. I bough a spiral jointer to try it out before i went for the planer. I fell in love with them.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 12-21-2007 05:53 AM

I’m in the same boat as Karson. I have a Performax 22/44 that I think is great.

The open end of the 22/44 does give you more working width as opposed to a closed
sander with a width of 24”

Which ever route you go, buy the sandpaper in bulk. Saves you a fortune in the long run.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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