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Gryphon Wet Belt Sander

Price $429.95
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Your Price: $369.95 USD
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Item# 84101
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  • Offers 90 square inches of grinding surface - with an incredible 3" wide sanding belt
  • Has built-in adjustable platform that supports your project to prevent fatigue
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty


Product Description

Getting straight, smooth, finished edges has never been easier! The high power, low maintenance motor will make fast work of your grinding, beveling and polishing needs. With an incredible 3" wide sanding belt, available in 4 grits, finishing edges or creating custom bevels is a breeze. The built-in adjustable platform supports your project to prevent fatigue and keep a consistent angle.

This durable tool was designed to hold up to use in a studio, but at a price that even a hobbyist can enjoy. Includes 3 grit belts. 1 year manufacturer warranty (excludes belts).
 

  • Accurately grind straight lines
  • True up large curved surfaces, like fused bowls, quickly and easily
  • Large belt offers 90 square inches of grinding surface
  • Includes variety of belts from coarse for fast grinding to ultra fine for satin polishing

    Bowl below created by Helli Aumann. From "Warm Glass" book #6540.

    Available in 220/240 Volt
    Also available in a 220/240 international voltage version.

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Product Details

  • Motor Speed: 3500 rpm
  • Belt Dimensions: 3" x 30"
  • Platform: Adjustable for angles
  • Coolant System: Standard kitchen sponge keeps belt wet. Grinder can also be used dry for standard sanding of soft materials.
  • Overall Dimensions: 17-1/2" wide x 19" tall x 9" deep
  • Weight: 16 lbs.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Pros : Price Good for a small work space for a hobbyist, especially if you don't have plumbing available in your work area.
Cons : Can take a couple of tries to get used to changing the belt and adjusting it properly. Would be nice if the bottom plastic casing was slightly larger which would have made this so much easier. Again, the size out of the bottom of it makes it a bit more difficult to clean out any gunk.
Other Thoughts : Yes, it's noisy but I expected that. I don't find that I get sopping wet which others have commented on. The other couple of wet belt Sanders I've used at other places have got me wetter than this one. I've contacted the company a couple of times with question or to have them send out a number of belts to me in the mail and have been very pleased with their customer service. I've had this for almost 2 years and I've had no problem using it for half an hour or so at a time.
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1 out of 5 stars
  •   Dont buy.
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Pros : Inexpensive
Cons : Bearing is not sealed. Drums are plastic and do not spin accurately. Grit flies up into bearings.
Other Thoughts : This sanders bearings and drums did not work after only 1 month of operation. Had to send it back to CA. for repair. Labor, parts and shipping both ways cost more than the sander! Tech rep from Gryphon said this is a hobby tool only, but he couldn't tell me how often you could use it as a hobby. Disappointed and has cost too much.
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1 out of 5 stars
  •   disappointed.
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Pros : Good price, but you get what you pay for.
Cons : Engine started smoking after 20 minutes of light use, it is very difficult to adjust the top wheel so the belts stay put, and it only takes less than a second for a belt to slide to the left and jam the machine or slide to the right and tear the belt. Once I finally did get it adjusted, it was very difficult to change the belts because of the bottom tray (attached), and I had to spend 40 minutes re-adjusting it every single belt change (with risk of ruining more belts.) The cooling system is also pretty crappy-the sponge often gets sucked up and stuck in the top and you constantly have to re-adjust it.
Other Thoughts : This product might be good for a hobbyist who won't use it very often at all and rarely changes belts, but for anyone who uses it regularly, save yourself time and money and just buy a higher quality one from the start.
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