Grizzly T26418 Floor-Model Oscillating Spindle Sander

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Grizzly
Model:
T26418
Price:
$475

Description

With the same great features as its benchtop counterpart - the T26417 - but with larger specs (to complement its larger frame), this Oscillating Spindle Sander with Stand is sure to grab your attention! Weighing in at 126 lbs. and standing 36-3/4" tall from floor to table, with a 20-1/4" x 19-5/8" footprint, this machine will make a statement in any shop. Features rubber feet for optimum stability, a 2-1/2" dust port, a whopping 20" cast iron table, included storage for spindles and table inserts, wrenches for changing spindles, and a 45° tilting table.
Specifications:

Motor: 1 HP, 110V, single-phase, 6.9A
1725 RPM spindle speed (no load)
20" diameter cast-iron table
Spindle oscillation: 52 OPM
3 Rubber sanding drums: 3/4" x 4-1/2", 2" x 9", and 3" x 9"
3 Sanding sleeves: 3/4" x 4-1/2", 2" x 9", and 3" x 9"
Table inserts: 6
Sound rating: 83 - 85 dB
Dust port: 2-1/2"
Paddle safety switch with removable key
Includes two wrenches for easy spindle changes
Approximate shipping weight: 143 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Good sander, but needs better dust collection

Review Summary

Nothing beats an oscillating spindle sander for smoothing curved cuts in wood. And Grizzly’s T26418 sander bridges the gap—in price and performance—between benchtop models ($100–$275) and robust floor-standing ones ($700 and up). Powered by a 1-hp motor (and supported by a sturdy, tapered cabinet), this machine never bogged down, even when I force-fed wood into each spindle.
The nearly 20"-diameter cast-iron table provides ample workpiece support, and it easily tilts up to 45° (a feature not typically found on benchtop models). My biggest gripe: the 2"-diameter dust-collection port—an unusual size—is not easy to hook up to shop-vacuum hoses, most of which come with 1-1/4", 2-1/4", or 2-1/2" connectors. After I rigged up a fit with duct tape, the shop vacuum collected the dust pretty well. The tabletop sits 37" from the floor, forcing me (at 6'4") to stoop more than I’d like when sanding. If this were my sander, I’d situate it on a wood base to raise it 4–6". In addition, because this sander lacks the oil-bath mechanism for the oscillating movement typical of pricier floor-model units, it makes more noise than expected. You get three spindles with this machine: 3/4×4-1/2", 2×9", and 3×9", as well as slotted inserts to fit around them. —Tested by Bob Hunter, Tools Editor

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