Grizzly Bench Top Oscillating Spindle Sander

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04-18-2008 01:56 PM

I’ve been looking at the Grizzly Spindle Sander #G0538. Has anyone had any experience with this machine?

-- Bill, Florida

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 04:11 PM

I’d pass if I were you. I own one. Works but it is all plastic construction with a cheap laminate top. Does have built in dust collection. I’d look for something with a little metal in it. I’m not sure if Ryobi still makes one, but if so it would be a reasonable alternative. Most of Grizzly branded low end tools are not worth taking home. I do own Grizzly cabinet saw, 8” jointer, and dust collector and am totally happy with those which is why I bought the Grizzly spindle sander.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 04:14 PM

Thanks Dave, I’ll check Ryobi and look for others!

-- Bill, Florida

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 05:37 PM

I got a delta ,had it about 5 years now just love it sure saves time for me.I have all grizzly tools other than that spindle sander If I were to buy a new one it would be grizzly G1071 be cause it has longer spindels .9 inchesfrom 3/4 on upand they also have a 4 inch oneIt is floor mounted ann 300 pounds . My thoughts only.thanks

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 04-18-2008 07:18 PM

Quite a few LJ’s (myself included) own the Ridgid and love it. Here is a review.

Having the belt sander option included with it really puts it a cut above the competition.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-18-2008 07:54 PM

I’m with you charlie, that tool is in the top two of my next purchaces. Everyone I talk to loves that thing.

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#6 posted 04-18-2008 08:19 PM

For the same money, you can get the rigid oscillator. It has oscillating belts too. You can see reviews here from lots of us who like it. It is the only Rigid tool I own.

-- making sawdust....

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 04-18-2008 08:49 PM

I have a Ryobi, and it is fine, but if I ever get another it will be the Ridgid.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 04-18-2008 09:03 PM

That Ridgid sure looks good…

... better than my Delta Disk/Belt combo POS!

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

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#9 posted 04-18-2008 10:54 PM

Thanks guys for all of your input. Looks like Ridgid goes on my wish list!

-- Bill, Florida

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#10 posted 04-19-2008 05:08 AM

Oh man, get a Ridgid!!!

And check out THIS review!

CharlieM, I am suprised you didn’t at least our very own Lumberjock review!?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 04-20-2008 01:18 AM

Ridgid is the only way to go. I plan on getting one for my new shop.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 04-20-2008 01:36 AM

Ditto on the Rigid


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#13 posted 04-20-2008 02:47 AM

Blake is right, I should have linked to a LJ review. But I google faster than I think sometimes.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 07-12-2008 03:06 PM

I just got this Grizzly product and have yet to use it. After looking at this Ridgid EB4424 I wished I had done some research here. This rigid is $30-$40 less and has that awesome option of a belt sander.

Pretty sweet Rigid tool.

-- Jerry

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#15 posted 07-12-2008 03:52 PM

I have the Grizzly and all I will give it is an OK. I plan to replace it with a Ridgid in the not too distant future.

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