UCWW #18 Tool Tour Grizzly H192 Sander

For Christmas Wifey got me a Grizzly H8192 8″ Disc/1″ Belt Combination Sander. I finally assembled it and gave it a run through.

It’s very similar to the Rikon 50-142, so much so that the Grizzly is an exact ripoff, or they are built in the same factory and painted different colors (except for some handles – check the video).

Overall impressions

  1. There were some areas on the adjustable tables that weren’t machined at all and had to be filed.
  2. The screws that hold the shroud for the disc don’t seem to be the right size, I used my own.
  3. The machine is heavy enough that it does not skid around.
  4. The included abrasive disc was flaking, I’ll use it up and then replace it with my Klingspor Discs.
  5. I’m not sure how decking ideas will work, I don’t think it will work with the belt at all.

Future plans are to build a sanding center with my Ridgid Combo Sander the best belt sander and this on top, with storage underneath for handheld sanders, sandpaper, Tadpoles, and sanding blocks.

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