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post #1 of 8 Old 12-18-2017, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Disc sander choice?

Slowly replacing each of my old Shopsmith's functions with single-purpose, better-quality tools. I'm ready for a disc sander, and need advice.

A diameter of 10-12" is about right. I don't think I need the belt sander that often comes attached to the disc unit, but if that's the only way they come, that's fine.

Quality matters most...last year's addition was a 1980s DJ-20 (jointer), so if an older sander is better made, that's OK by me.
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-19-2017, 11:35 AM
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I am looking for a 12" disc sander myself so I will be following this thread also. In my opinion so far one brand that you would think would think would be good quality is Delta but it is getting a lot of bad reviews from different sites.
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I don't have one of their disc sanders but quite a bit of Grizzly equipment and have been very satisfied with the machines I have bought from them
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I have a Sears 10" disk sanding plate for the table saw. It's two sided so I have two grits available. It uses PSA disks and the saw's dust collection works well with it. Haven't used it much though since I obtained an OSS. It is handy for adjusting miter cuts, but my 10" CMS is usually accurate enough not to need it. I guess I'm saying that I haven't warranted using up the shop space for a dedicated disk sander.

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As far quality goes the Shopsimth tool are good quality.

I believe that as far as disk sanders go, one brand is about as good as another. I do not use it much, but I have a small disk.belt sander (about 5 or 6 inch disk) that does anything I need.

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I have a grizzly and a klutch from northern hydraulics the grizzly seems a little bit better.
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I have a dual 37" Oliver, ok it's a bit bigger than you want, but it's what I have. Lol.

State made great smaller Sanders.

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Why not just make one?


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