I've been lusting after a drum sander for a while, but a recent slew of projects really could have used it.
The Jet/Performax 16-32 gets really great reviews and seems to be the obvious choice. However, I missed the recent $799 sale and plunking down over a grand for a new one isn't something I'm going to do right away. I've been looking out for used ones, but to no avail.
I've seen some good deals on used Grizzly G0458s (18" open end). I'm wondering if anyone can comment on the differences between the two sanders? I'm aware that one major difference is that the conveyor table moves up and down on the Grizz, making the addition of infeed/outfeed supports tricky, if not impossible.
Your comments would be appreciated. In the meantime, I'm going to go dig around for loose change under the couch cushions...