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Nothing beats the versatility of the Grizzly G0538 1/3 HP Oscillating Spindle Sander for smoothing curved edges. You'll really appreciate this benchtop version when you have limited space.

With its large table surface and six different sanding drum diameters stowed neatly under the table, the right sanding drum is a quick change away.

Like all Grizzly Sanders, the G0538 comes with a 1-year warranty covering parts and assuring the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The manual for the G0538 was written by our U.S. based Documentation Department and is packed with useful information.

The Grizzly Technical Support team is U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the spindle sander are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.


  • Motor: 1/3 HP, 110V, single-phase, 4A
  • Spindle speed: 1725 RPM
  • Spindle stroke: 5/8"
  • Spindle oscillations: 72 SPM
  • Spindle diameter: 1/2"
  • Sanding drum length: 4-1/2"
  • Sanding drum diameters: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/2", 2", 3"
  • Sanding sleeve type: Hard, 4-1/2" tall
  • Dust port size: 2-1/2"
  • Footprint: 14" x 20"
  • Overall dimensions: 20" W x 14" D x 11-1/2" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 36 lbs.


  • Extra large 14" x 20" table
  • Toggle ON/OFF safety switch with locking tab


  • (6) Rubber sanding drums: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/2", 2", 3" dia.
  • (6) Table inserts
  • (3) 80-grit sanding sleeves: 1/2", 1", 2" dia.
  • (3) 150-grit sanding sleeves: 3/4", 1-1/2", 3" dia.

39 Customer Reviews (4.9 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
How did I live without this? 05/19/2020 11:39:43 AM

I've never had a spindle sander before (other than my drill press), so I can't make any comparisons. But this machine is phenomenal. I'm a luthier and woodworker, and honestly I don't know how I got along without this marvelous machine. Like all Grizzly machines, the quality is top-notch. No complaints and very satisfied.

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05/17/2020 3:58:25 PM

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05/01/2020 11:03:45 AM

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Bob Y
Very Nice! 04/24/2020 5:38:34 PM

I've had mine for about 3 years, and have used it quite a lot. The edge banding on the table came loose, and I stuck it back on with glue, but its not holding so well. No matter though, this is a great time saver. At Christmas, I made hundreds of wooden tree ornaments to give to my customers in my dog grooming business. I could not have done them by hand. This sander worked wonders! I may wind up wearing the little bugger out....If so, I'd certainly buy another!

Anonymous Reviewer
First impression 04/12/2020 10:26:28 PM

Only time will tell but so far its working perfectly and the dust collection is impressive

Anonymous Reviewer
Highly recommend 03/22/2020 11:19:06 PM

I bought this for my husband as a gift and he loves it. He said it works better than he expected.

Anonymous Reviewer
Well made 02/27/2020 5:32:39 PM

Used on a couple of small projects so far and I am very happy with the machine

Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome! 01/27/2020 11:47:59 AM

I bought this as a Christmas present to myself, Definitely a high quality product that has done everything I wanted. Very powerful and couldn't be more pleased.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great decision 01/18/2020 6:58:49 PM

I read alot of reviews, did alot of research on oscillating sanders. It has a bigger table and lower profile than the other brands, which you definately want. It is plenty powerful for any wood you throw at it.
Noise is not an issue. Its about as loud as a drill press. Wood Magazine rated it high for its features. The table is laminated MDF, like my router table and drill press table, so dont let that make you think less of its qaulity.
The throat plate was recessed a bit lower than the table which I had to shim. I was leery of the warranty compared to other brands, but I believe in the value Grizzly produces.
In all, I am happy with the choice. In the future I would like to add other Grizzly products.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Sander and Dust extraction 01/11/2020 9:20:35 PM

Works fantastic and the dust collection is awesome, leaves no saw dust behind...hooked up to my Jet 500cfm unit.

Dave J
Excellent product! 01/11/2020 5:57:51 PM

I purchase this about one month ago. Great product and great price.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/11/2020 1:17:33 PM

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William B
Great machine ! 01/11/2020 12:51:41 PM

I like it ! Very sturdy large table ! It sure beats how I used to sand by Hand !

david W
Well designed 01/10/2020 1:18:39 PM

I bought this because of the larger table size.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/25/2019 3:59:24 PM

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Cary A
Just Perfect!!! 08/30/2019 1:32:17 AM

I just purchased the G0538 1/3 KP Oscillating Spindle Sander and I am well pleased with it!!! I have used my belt/disc sander I purchased years ago from Grizzly and it's still going strong. I wanted a smaller sander for the smaller jobs and this Spindle Sander works great for my needs and Grizzly has it on sale which caught my attention so made the purchase. I super glued magnets to the side of the body to place the included wrenches there so they don't get lost. The different sizes of the included sanding tubes all fit on their perspective stems which keeps it all organized and simple to use. Thank you to Grizzly for making this available at a decent price. The timing was perfect for my needs! Keep up the great work and thank you!!!

Anonymous Reviewer
Works great..and great value! 08/07/2019 11:34:29 AM

I bought this for musical instrument work and couldn't be happier with it. It's way better than my old drum sander on a multi-purpose machine. The drum is perfectly square with the base in all directions. The table is large enough for all my needs, but the entire unit isn't too large for my small workshop when not in use. The dust collection catches everything; another improvement over my old setup. It's quiet. It comes with a good assortment of sanding drums in various grits already. I think I've run out of good things to say about it. I just wish I'd bought one sooner.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/16/2019 4:11:31 PM

So far so good, I got this for Christmas and saved several shaping projects until it was set up in my shop. Shaping hardwood has always been one of those jobs i dislike but this tool brings even that job into the realms fun equal to my other woodworking tasks. Easy to set up easy to use. .

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent value! 01/12/2019 4:10:36 PM

Prior to purchasing this Spindle Sander, I had used a sanding drum attachment on my drill press. This tool is so much more convenient. I have had it operational now for a couple of weeks and have used it on 3 projects already. The sound level is as good as the drum sander on my drill press. I especially like using the sander with a clamped on fence to hone in the thickness of thin pieces of wood. I plan to add a more permanent fence once I come up with the design.

Anonymous Reviewer
Super product 11/17/2018 2:30:42 PM

I bought this machine to replace one that had seen better days. This machine does a better job, which surprised me, and has full met my expect ions . All the machinery that I have purchased from Grizzley has been quality products.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great small parts shaper! 06/24/2018 3:56:27 PM

I bought this machine to replace an old Ryobi spindle sander of the same design, that had finally given up the ghost after years of faithful service. The Grizzly G0538 is the only spindle sander of this design that I know of now. I hope Grizzly keeps this machine in the lineup for a long time, because it is so jig-able.
I jigged this sander up with an adjustable hinged fence, which enables me to thickness sand small parts, like binding strips, bridge blanks, and even headstocks for the guitars I build. It is ideal for this purpose, as well as the regular shaping operations you use a spindle sander for. In order for it to work well as a thickness sander, the spindle has to oscillate with ZERO wobble; and this one runs true. My parts come out the other end at perfectly uniform thickness.
I made the fence out of 3/4 MDF, and it attaches to the top of the sander with threaded inserts and knobs with 1/4-20 threads. This is an easy modification to make, since the top of the spindle sander is made of MDF, and drilling it for threaded inserts to attach your shop-made jigs is quick and easy. (If you do this, be sure to stabilize the drilled holes with plenty of CA Superglue before you screw in the threaded inserts.)
A couple other pluses with this machine are, it runs much quieter than my old Ryobi; and the dust collection port under the table works really well with a shop-vac or 3 dust collector hose attached.
I use this machine every day, for all sorts of shaping and thicknessing operations, so, yeah, Im definitely getting a lot of bang for the buck out of this one!

Anonymous Reviewer
05/16/2018 6:00:28 PM

Great machine,it has been working very steady since purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/13/2018 1:46:02 PM

excellent tool for the price, with lots of sanding discs

Anonymous Reviewer
Great and (very wise) addition to my shop 04/06/2018 1:17:42 PM

provides a quick and easy way to do finish sanding.

Dennis B
Nice product! Nice price! 02/14/2018 3:01:52 AM

I used one of these at a friends home. He had a harbor freight oscillating sander and returned it because of the loudness of the motor.
The G0538 was nice to work with and I like the one I purchased.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/28/2018 4:33:59 PM

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Jeff H
01/21/2018 2:43:50 AM

I purchased my spindle sander a couple of days after Christmas and have used it continuously since. For making patterns, it is essential. You can glue the pattern to the wood, cut it out on the band saw, leaving the line, and sand to the line and virtually split the line. You can control the wood so much easier than using a disc sander or belt sander. I highly recommend the product and like all of my other Grizzly tools, performs great.

Anonymous Reviewer
replaced my old unit 01/16/2018 12:50:39 AM

My woodshop has about 85% Grizzly in it, from over many years. Highly recommend Grizzly to fellow woodworkers and young upcoming woodworkers. I am 71 work part-time at
Ace Hardware in Troy Il. I see and help a lot of people every day. When it involves woodworking, tools, hardware, electrical they ask for me. I also share tips with fellow wood-
workers. I recommend Grizzly.
Gene Fayollat

Justin N
01/02/2018 3:45:53 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
12/17/2017 8:35:22 PM

It appeared on the picture of the oscillating sander that the structure was metal. If I had know that it was not metal, I probably would not have
purchased it. The machine works very well and I intend to keep it and use it. I dislike plastic.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good Product for the money. 12/06/2017 2:53:29 PM

I hate sanding and this little machine helps me get through the process much easier. It really is a good machine for what it is made to do. With so many sizes available to choose from there are many choices to sand with the spindles. Good machine!

Anonymous Reviewer
Great tool! 09/20/2017 10:56:51 PM

I bought this to replace an older sander by another company because it had the same size table and all th jigs I made work on this new one. The Grizzly model is much quieter and smoother so I couldn't be happier with it.

donald N
09/13/2017 10:30:41 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great value & pricepoint! 08/09/2017 1:48:19 PM

I did a lot of searching before purchasing this sander. I needed this machine for a very specific job in my shop and I was not disappointed! Very solid and well built, should serve me well for years.

Paul R
06/01/2017 11:52:00 PM

Works great easy to use and I so glad I got it.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very handy tool. 06/01/2017 6:50:22 PM

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John T
Everything I was hoping for. 01/26/2017 8:32:55 PM

I really like this sander. It;s quiet, works well, and dust collection is very efficient when attached to my shop vac.

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01/26/2017 5:02:02 PM

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