If you’re looking for an open end wide belt sander, then I’ve got a great recommendation for you here.
This particular review is from Grizzly Industrial which is a very large industrial machinery company in the United States. No need to worry about cheap imports here.
They also sell directly to the consumer, which helps keep the final cost much lower than other companies who need to charge up for distribution costs.
So if you’re looking for a high quality belt sander at a good price, you’ll want to know more about the Grizzly G9983.
While I was sailing on a large cement carrying cargo vessel, we had a belt sander on board, however it was no where near the quality or size of this unit.
The Grizzly G9983 is a high quality product made in the United States, and here are some of its specs:
- 900 lbs
- 36 x 37 x 69 inches
- 5 hp
- No batteries required
Things to Keep in Mind
This is a large unit, and it’s very heavy, so keep that in mind for when it’s delivered.
Make sure it can fit into your shop or whatever location you plan to store it. It’s tough to move around so pick a spot and hopefully you don’t need to change locations.
When you run the machine, there is a continuous bleed off which is normal. Also, when setting up the actual belts, make sure they’re inside the air oscillation horseshoe.
Make sure you have adequate power to run the unit. The 5 hp needs 30 – 35 amps in each 220v line.
It’s not the most powerful sander out there, however for smaller shops it really packs enough power.
Customer Results and Feedback
Most people who buy and use this sander are very impressed with the quality.
Let’s face it, Grizzly makes excellent machinery equipment, and it’s made in the United States.
Not only were people impressed by the build quality, but also on the amount of time they saved while working with this machine. Many users also noted how easy it was to change up the belts.
Now as I mentioned before, this isn’t the larger wide belt unit out there, however its a good fit for a lot of shops.
If you’re looking for a 5 star quality machine where you can quickly change the belts and whose dimension fit the size of this unit, it’s highly recommended.