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Forum topic by fly2low posted 11-03-2018 07:39 AM 449 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2018 07:39 AM

I am starting to look for a spindle sander. Any recommendations. I want a floor based unit -think Jet, Laguna, Max. Any one with experience, please share. Specifically not looking at HF

-- Rich Gig Harbor, WA


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#1 posted 11-03-2018 07:57 AM

check out grizzly

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-1-HP-Oscillating-Spindle-Sander/G1071

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#2 posted 11-03-2018 12:23 PM

+1 A drive to Bellingham is worth your time. I have a bench spindle sander from Grizzly that I really like.

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#3 posted 11-03-2018 12:30 PM

Thumbs up for the Griz. I have had the floor model from them for several years and it is a great machine. Just my two cents worth from a satisfied user! Good luck, have fun and work safely!

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#4 posted 11-03-2018 06:13 PM

Thanks guys

-- Rich Gig Harbor, WA

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#5 posted 11-03-2018 10:27 PM

If you have the budget and the need get the Max it is in a completely different class but a new one is north of $6k. The Grizzly is a very basic unit but completely serviceable, the Jet has several upgrades including much better dust collection. The Laguna is the same machine that Delta sells and has a tilting spindle which IF you will use it tilted often is a huge advantage. I have a Kindt Collins with a tilting spindle and would not trade it for any tilting table model but many people can own an OSS for 50 years and never once tilt the table.

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#6 posted 11-03-2018 11:06 PM

The Max I was looking at is used. There is something about the older over built machines that appeals to me, and the Kindt Collins falls into that category. The Grizz would probably work just fine for me

-- Rich Gig Harbor, WA

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#7 posted 11-03-2018 11:21 PM

I recommend to compare the table surfaces. Some have a smaller working surface. Is the table surface adequate for your purposes.

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#8 posted 11-03-2018 11:39 PM



The Max I was looking at is used. There is something about the older over built machines that appeals to me, and the Kindt Collins falls into that category. The Grizz would probably work just fine for me

- fly2low

Get the Max if it checks out. While the State OSS are more likely to leak still check for leaks. Second, make sure it has a full set of spindles or at least the ones you need. There are 5 distinct spindle attachment profiles and the first 4 share one thing in common, they are hard to find and command a big price. The last profile was made from sometime in the 1980s on and the current Grizzly ones will fit, and are cheap. That profile is a short MT2 with undercut threads. Grizzly, Jet and many of the others are Max clones with s sheet metal base.

I wouldn’t even think of getting any of the others if the Max is in good shape, priced well and has all or most all the spindles. One thing to consider in the larger picture is using the end table on an oscillating edge for most of the wide curves and a smaller OSS for the smaller spindles. I use the edge sander most of the time and if it wasn’t for the amount of tilted work I do I would sell the K-C and buy an oil bath benchtop OSS for the small stuff like a Jet or Rikon. A good edge sander has so many uses for me it is a better use of space/funds than a dedicated OSS plus the belts last so much longer than the spindle covers.

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