Grizzly G7297 Benchtop Disc Sander

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Grizzly
Model:
G7297
Price:
$170

Description

* 110V, 1 H.P., 10 Amp, TEFC motor
* Safety toggle on/off switch
* Large 17-1/4" x 8-1/4" aluminum table
* Miter gauge
* Table tilts from 0 - 45°
* Non slip rubber feet
* Compact and completely portable
* Accepts 12" PSA discs
* 2" dust port
* Shipping weight approx.: 71 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Value-priced sander

Review Summary

High points: Low price gets you into a 12" sander relatively easily. At 66 lbs it's easy to lift onto a benchtop. Dust collection was good when hooked to a shop vacuum. Low points: The lightweight aluminum table has a rough texture and vibrated significantly during use. It has an odd-size miter slot (less than 3/4" wide) with a toyish miter gauge. Table adjustments are iffy because of no common-angle detents and flimsy supports and unreliable scales.
With no brake, the aluminum platen spins for nearly a minute after shutdown. More points: It stalled when we sanded using strong force, but it's passable for most jobs.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

2

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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