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Don't let the size fool you! This baby weighs a hefty 140 lbs. and packs a wallop when it comes to sanding wood up to 12" wide. Sized for workbenches or sturdy tool stands and comes equipped with a 1-1/2 HP sanding motor, variable-speed conveyor motor, and gear-drive table elevation handwheel for fine-tuning your finish.

Certified to CSA & UL standards


  • Sanding motor: 1-1/2 HP, 115V, single-phase, 13A
  • Conveyor motor: 1/8 HP
  • Drum surface speed: 2127 FPM
  • Max. stock dimensions: 12" W x 3-1/2" H
  • Minimum stock length: 8"
  • Minimum stock thickness: 1/8"
  • Conveyor feed rate: variable, 2.5–17.3 FPM
  • Sanding drum size: 4"
  • Sanding belt size: 3" x 70" hook & loop
  • Dust port size: 2-1/2"
  • Approximate shipping weight: 166 lbs.


  • Steel dust hood maximizes dust collection efficiency
  • Two adjustable pressure rollers
  • Thickness scale
  • Independent variable-speed conveyor motor
  • Industrial-duty conveyor belt
  • Side handles for portability

37 Customer Reviews (4.8 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Todd W
Perfect size and functionality 09/30/2020 10:56:22 AM

I'm but a small shop so anything I can do to save time is worth an investment to me. This sander among many other brands/models out there receive so many bad reviews but honestly I think it comes down to expectation vs reality. These machines were designed with a specific purpose/task to address and as long as that is addressed properly by the end user, these machines work very well. This drum sander is the perfect size for me at this time (I will eventually move up to a 20"+ size) as it fit perfectly onto an existing roll around stand I had and move it out of the way when not in use, not to mention I'm 6'4" so sets it at the perfect working height for me. The variable speed is priceless IMO and the sanding results are nothing short of spectacular! Of course that could simply be my impression because, well, I don't have all that tedious sanding to do. :-) Dust collection: nothing to write home about there but honestly the only drum sanding machine I've ever seen with a super effective dust collection setup is ironically enough a Grizzly machine, the 37" drum sander and I'm no where near that capacity or need so I can deal with the dust collection on most machines.

My shop dog Buddy also approves of my purchase!

Anonymous Reviewer
It saves me a lot of hand sanding and works well. 06/05/2020 3:11:10 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Nice machine 05/14/2020 5:38:17 PM

This machine is as advertised. It is solidly built and so far has proven to be very beneficial. Four stars because Ive not used it very much but if it continues to perform as it has so far I would up it to five.

Rick L
Wonderful Addition To My Shop 04/30/2020 1:12:11 PM

For years, I have destroyed highly-figured wood with my planer because of chip-out. I no longer have to worry about that with the addition of this tool to my arsenal. I build high-end game calls and flintlock rifles. This sander allows me to reduce the wood I use for turkey calls to thicknesses of 1/8" and no longer have to worry about chip-out destroying my work. I would give this six stars if I could!

Kelly S
04/23/2020 11:03:16 AM

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John R
03/27/2020 10:42:12 AM

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Good machine 11/03/2019 1:53:46 AM

This good little machine..been using this machine for a yr now. I have hundreds of boards across this sander. It is a good machine does have some design flaws I wish where little better start with the motor. This sander could use a bigger motor is severely under powered. Feed rate. Is also on slowside. This is a sander not cutter. So do expect it run slow but this. Like watching. Grass grow. Now the depth. Turn handle is. A terrible design flaws. At the two gears that raise the converybelt. The spiral gear comes loose Due to the. Bolt pattern has two sloted holes for the spiral gear. Will move forward just out of reach of the main gear. So have. Constantly retight the 12 mm bolts and adjust the gear to a tight fit to work properly. Other that this machine is a work horse in my shop. Not one board will not pass. Across this sander.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product but I ran into a problem. 10/15/2019 6:45:20 PM

I've been using this sander for several months now with no issues at all. You do need to make small adjustments or you'll trip the overload. A few days ago I wasn't able to adjust it at all. the two gears attached to the adjusting handle were just skipping and grinding. I cleaned and lubricated everything with no result. I took the cover off and took a short video of the action and sent it to their technical support. They sent me the two gears and associated bushing at no cost (purchased 5 months previously). When I began the disassembly, I discovered the carrier for the drive gear is adjustable. I adjusted it to reduce the clearance and fixed the problem. Kudos the the technical support staff for their quick response even if it was a little off target.

John K
so far so good 10/11/2019 12:05:35 PM

Have not used it a long time but what we have it's been good.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Product 08/08/2019 7:14:55 PM

works great, but you have to take small passes, or the over load switch will shut down,

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Anonymous Reviewer
Big improvement over my other drum sander. 05/28/2019 12:29:44 PM

So far.... the advice of the tech agent is spot on. Our production has increased and the time of sanding has decreased. So far...SO good.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Sander 03/28/2019 1:48:03 AM

Sander works just as advertised. No problems with the transport table as other people have commented negatively on its tracking. Havent changed the paper yet but after building a table to hold it I'm in business.

Anonymous Reviewer
LOVE IT 03/14/2019 3:55:38 PM

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Lonnie M
01/30/2019 12:08:44 PM

Just used it for cutting board wow what a great machine!!

Anonymous Reviewer
01/27/2019 7:29:43 PM

Only tested it, but very please with test ,looking forward to using it

Anonymous Reviewer
12/27/2018 4:06:53 PM

I purchased the baby Drum Sander 4 weeks age Nov 29th and have been using it on Alder and Fir for cabinet door faces.
It came with 120 grit sandpaper already on the drum wooo very smooth and even on the surface.
The shipping has a lot to be desired first time total damage on the box and sander didn't take the unit. They place it on a full size pallet and don't strap it down second shipment damage to the box and the foam its placed on. Be VERY careful in checking the box and the sander before you sign for the unit. Customer service is five star and calling in damage five star service.
The shipping department called me what a surprise five star for shipping department. Over all I will use Grizzly many more time they know what customer service is all about!!
Thank you Grizzly employees!!!
Larry Port Orchard WA.

Anonymous Reviewer
More than happy! 06/06/2018 2:00:41 AM

Ive had this sander for a while now, and Im more than happy with it. It was very very easy to set up; and it works great.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/03/2018 1:07:08 PM

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doran N
baby equals baby power 03/02/2018 12:57:59 PM

seems to sand alright ,it is under powered you got to watch how much you take off at a time I would recommend 1/4 turns. it might help to use 120 grit verses 80. if your not in a hurry it is perfect.

Richard Q
02/19/2018 2:07:14 AM

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John M
01/30/2018 4:21:35 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
01/28/2018 3:53:11 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
01/26/2018 12:16:45 AM

so far this has been a great sander. it does a nice job. it took me a long time to decide which sander to get and am happy with my choice.

Jim W
Wonderful Addition to my shop 01/21/2018 3:51:03 PM

I added this because I needed more control than the Planer gives me. It will need some adjusting to get it just right and while the screws are a little difficult to get to, once it's adjusted, it works well. I tried dust collecting with my shop vac through the 2 1/2" dust port and it was not working well. Had to get a connector so that I could connect my 4" full size dust collector. This works a lot better. Comes with one roll of sandpaper and I bought two more rolls. Not sure they're needed as the 80 grit that comes with the machine does the job nicely. I now use this on almost every project and am glad I bought it.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/21/2018 1:40:06 PM

I have used this for sanding flooring it has made my work easier and reduced shop time while turning out a nicer product

Anonymous Reviewer
I love this drum sander. A bit slow on the feed but works great! 01/05/2018 1:58:28 PM

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Dan F
Good product but Under powered 08/04/2017 4:17:25 PM

This machine has a great design but the motor to drive the drum is way under powered and will bog out and stop if you try to take any kind of a pass on it. If you're trying to take stock down for example from 3/4" to 5/8" Plan on plenty of passes, Its a good finish machine but not equipt for a real job.

Bob M
Good basic sander that does what you need but don't try to drive it too hard 07/31/2017 7:24:56 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 1:10:06 PM

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David P
06/02/2017 12:47:25 PM

Excellent machine. It has save me hours of sanding time and makes the finished product smooth without the problems of oversanding and blemishes caused by an orbital or hand belt sander.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/02/2017 8:16:22 PM

I bought the 12 inch baby drum sander for a job sanding end grain cuts of white oak for a unique flooring project. I can't express how much fun I am having and how much of a workout I'm putting this tool through. Not a hint of trouble right out of the box. This is the "best tool for the money" I have in my shop.

Anonymous Reviewer
Perfect!! 01/29/2017 1:28:23 PM

I have had the Baby Drum Sander for about a month now and can't believe how much time it saves me. Paper change is as east as it gets and as far as quality goes, it's pretty perfect. My machine came with a broken side handle, from shipping carrier. I called Grizzly and told them, they didn't ask a thousand questions, just took my info and let me know it would be taken care of. The next day they called me and said a new handle was mailed out. I got It 2 days later. A-1 customer service.

I now have a new Grizzly drill press and table saw....... I am a Grizzly fan!

Anonymous Reviewer
01/26/2017 2:16:16 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
I just love my new Grizzly Drum Sander.👍 01/26/2017 11:01:11 AM

I wish that I had bought this great sander three years ago. What a great job it does. I love it!

Anonymous Reviewer
01/23/2017 3:03:13 AM

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J. Helf - High Mountain Furniture
Customer Review 01/01/2015 5:24:12 PM

I run a small, home-based business making furniture in my garage. In providing a
great product, I was spending hours upon hours with an orbital sander getting a
smooth, ready to stain surface. My hands were going numb from the vibrations of
the sander. In early February, 2010 I ordered a 12" Baby Drum Sander. The unit set
up took no time at all. The sander has worked out beyond my expectations; words
cannot begin to express how wonderful it is to use on a daily basis. What once was a
major chore has turned into a pleasurable task. The finished surface of my furniture
is stain-ready after a few minutes of using the sander now, vs. hours with an orbital
I am completely satisfied with what I call my "time machine", as the Baby Drum
Sander has saved me literally hours of sanding each day. I would recommend this
unit to anyone who needs a small drum sander. Thank you for a great product; I will
be buying more Grizzly tools in the future.