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Ready to step up to a dual drum sander? The G1079R 16" Drum Sander is the machine to run all of your woodworking stock up to 15-3/8" wide, 3-1/2" thick and a minimum length of 9" long.

This machine features dual 6" aluminum sanding drums allowing you to sand two different grits at the same time. The infeed (front) drum uses your coarse grit sandpaper for thickness sanding. The outfeed (rear) drum uses your finer grit sandpaper for finish sanding. This setup more than doubles your efficiency compared to a single drum sander! 

The G1079R features a high output 2 HP TEFC drum motor and a 1/4 HP single phase feed motor that are both capable of turning at 3450 RPM. Combined with 2100 surface feet of drum sanding and a feed at a rate of 11FPM, you’ll be looking for reasons to sand anything. 

Like all of the Grizzly Drum Sanders, the Grizzly G1079R comes with a 1-year warranty covering parts and assuring the unit is free from factory defects. (Sandpaper and other consumables not covered by the warranty.)

The Grizzly manual is packed with useful information and the technical support team is U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the drum sander are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

The Grizzly 16" Drum Sander satisfies CSA standards of quality workmanship.


  • Drum motor: 2 HP, 230V, single-phase, providing 2100 FPM of surface speed
  • Drive motor: 1/4 HP motor drives the industrial rubber conveyor belt at 11 FPM
  • Handles stock up to 15-3/8" wide & 3-1/2" thick
  • Minimum stock length: 9"
  • Approximate shipping weight: 304 lbs.
  • Overall dimensions: 27" W x 36-½" D x 42-½" H
  • Features: 

    • Three pressure rollers hold stock down firmly
    • Comes with 60 and 100 grit sandpaper
    • State of the art computer balanced drums
    • Heavy-duty steel cabinet
    • Two 4" diameter dust ports
    • Grizzly green powder coated paint
    • Includes item G3653, Low Rise Machine Stand

    6 Customer Reviews (4.5 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

    Thomas M
    07/19/2020 11:37:00 AM

    About this about a month ago and I'm very happy with it takes a little to get used to it loading the Sandpiper. I also bought the shop Fox super heavy duty mobile base I would not recommend very disappointed in it swivel wheels will not swivel all the way around it catches on the edge of the base

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    07/12/2020 9:17:25 PM

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    Thomas M
    After careful setup, good performance 06/01/2018 11:32:46 AM

    Right out of the box, with a quick setup, the machine was a disaster. After ordering and installing the Velcro conversion kit, and going through every bit of the setup and adjustment until it was as good as I could get it - success! I sanded a bunch of cedar boards and the work turned out very nice and the machine held up well. It usually took 4 passes to get the 1 x 8 boards to perfect condition, with 1/8 to 1/4 turn per pass. Any more than that, and the on-board circuit breaker will blow. 12" boards will require slower advance. I ended up taking off near 1/8" from each board to get a perfect board. Added Infeed and outfeed rollers help to minimize the snipe that occurs about 8" from each end, but this is something that has to be tinkered with. I hooked up a dedicated dust extractor at about twice the listed CFM requirement. This removed almost all airborne dust, but there is still a tremendous buildup on the rollers and belt. I found myself standing at the outfeed and brushing the heavy dust back toward the machine as the board came out, where the dust would fall into a plastic tote that I had placed below. It works best if you can fully support the board without touching it as it leaves the machine. If you want a perfect mirror finish, you will have to remove the initial 80/150 paper and install tighter paper. For my work, 150 is plenty good. The board finish can be excellent. The performance of the machine as far as amount of work between sandpaper maintenance and adjustment appears like it will be good/excellent. The dust control could be better, and that's why I gave the machine a "good" rating. This machine will improve the quality of my work, and save a lot of time. I am glad that I bought it. I considered a wider machine, but this will handle 12" width with no problems, so a wider machine is not necessary. A crazy idea would be to buy two of these, and set one up with the coarse paper, and then one with the fine paper, and run the boards through separately. Expensive, but still cheaper than the wider machine. This machine should be shipped with the Velcro kit installed as standard equipment, and not provided as an expensive upgrade. For the price, it's a great shop upgrade.

    Anonymous Reviewer
    02/04/2018 12:54:26 PM

    Works very well, reasonable cost. I have 4 Grizzly machines all perform well

    abisai T
    01/24/2018 12:12:28 PM

    This drum sander is perfect , it make a fantastic job, I would recommend this machine to any serious wood worker, I know every grizzly machine are very well constructed, Thanks!