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Overview

G0458Z 18" 1-1/2 HP Open-End Drum Sander w/ VS Feed

Finely sand wide materials without having to sacrifice space in your shop.

The G0458Z 18" 1-1/2 HP Variable-Speed Open-End Drum Sander offers a lot of versatility and a huge sanding capacity in a small amount of floor space. Sand stock up to 36" wide and 4-1/2" thick!

Unlike other open-end drum sanders, the table moves up and down instead of the head, meaning the drum support is much more rigid during sanding operations, giving you more consistent results.

The precision control of the electronic variable-speed conveyor allows you to find the perfect feed rate up to 12 feet per minute (FPM).

The dual-speed 4"sanding drum rotates at 2600 FPM and 3400 FPM, depending on the belt position on the pulleys.

Changing the sandpaper is easy and straightforward. Simply remove the top cover for unobstructed access.

With the G0458Z, you can run wide stock through two or three times without adjusting table height. Turn stock 180° between passes to ensure an evenly sanded surface.

Like all Grizzly sanders, the G0458Z comes with a 1-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The G0458Z manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information. The complete and easy to read manual provides full instructions on how to assemble and maintain your jointer.

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

CSA certified

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Sanding motor: 1.5 HP, 120V, single-phase, 13A
  • Drum surface speed: 2600 FPM and 3400 FPM
  • Conveyor feed rate: variable, 0-12 FPM
  • Maximum stock dimensions: 36"W x 4-1/2"H
  • Minimum board length: 6"
  • Minimum board thickness: 1/8"
  • Sanding drum size: 4"
  • Dust collection port: 4"
  • Overall size: 35-1/2" W x 22-1/2" D x 50" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 235 lbs.

FEATURES:

  • Two pressure plates
  • V-belt drive
  • Steel construction
  • 18" x 44-1/2" abrasive conveyor belt
  • Electronic variable-speed conveyor
  • Stationary drum headstock
  • Safety switch with removable key
  • Uses 3" wide sandpaper (100 grit included)
  • Easy access for sandpaper changes

Please note: extension rails are required for use of the D2057A Heavy-Duty Mobile Base.

Reviews

53 Customer Reviews (4.7 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
Great sander 10/18/2020 1:53:14 PM

I bought it about a month ago and had some miner issues until I learned the speeds at which to feed material. The finer the paper the fastest feed speed. Their technical support is outstanding. You actually talk to a real person that understands the product. They replaced the sand paper I burned through and the drive belt free. I had some issues with tracking but they helped me through it. I would recommend Grizzly products.

Anonymous Reviewer
Gets the job done nicely, but... 09/20/2020 12:41:28 AM

I bought this a couple of months ago and paired with the Grizzly T31563 - The Bear Crawl Build-Your-Own Mobile Base Kit and really like the mobility of the sander as well as how well it does its primary job - sanding. Ive used on quite a few projects now and this has already saved me a ton of sanding time and that is always a good thing. Paper that comes with it is a little more abrasive than I want, so looking to switch to 120 soon. One minor gripe - Im still struggling to get the belt to track properly and have to adjust it every time I use it. Despite tweaking per instructions, it still seems very finicky, and wants to track to the right no matter what I do. Ill keep working on it, but its frustrating enough that I can only give 4 stars. I have quite a few Grizzly products now and Im very satisfied with the value and quality provided by this brand.

Douglas G
Like the machine 09/09/2020 10:38:47 AM

i bought the machine about 2 weeks ago and Im very pleased with it. The only thing i think i can see that needs improvement is the speed control for the belt. 0 stops the belt but when you want the belt to move you almost have to turn the dial all the way to three quarter of the scale to get it to move. This is annoying to me and needs to be more accurate.

Thom W
Love it!!!! 09/04/2020 11:03:34 AM

I purchased this in July and got it about a month later. Easy to set up the stand, will definitely need a second set of hands to get the actual machine out of the packing material and to get it on the stand. Had several cutting boards that needed to be sanded to final finish dimensions and it worked perfectly. Would highly recommend this product. This is my 6th machine from Grizzly and they are all a great addition to my shop. I will be purchasing more.

Timothy R
Excellent machine 09/03/2020 12:23:16 PM

When I ordered this machine it was out of stock and had to wait about a month before it shipped. When I was notified of shipping it only took a couple of days to receive. Sander was received undamaged, and setup was very easy, tracking and alignment was perfect right out of the box. I have used it regularly since setup, over a month. Very satisfied and would recommend this sander to anyone. I have several Grizzly tools and have been well pleased with them all.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/09/2020 11:42:51 PM

Item was quite heavy, but that was related to sound construction. Well built and good craftsmanship with good design of a fixed drum and movable table top-very stable. Would recommend.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/09/2020 3:36:21 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Perfect 06/02/2020 4:27:17 PM

This sander is exactly what I wanted and works perfectly! It shipped and came very quickly and was in A1 condition. Thank you Grizzly!

Anonymous Reviewer
Outstanding time saver! 05/30/2020 2:22:05 AM

I bought this for my little hobby workshop. I wanted to be able to get wider components sanded without having to spend serious effort from hand sanding or using my oscillating sander. I have arthritis in both hands, and the hand sander can be quite painful. I have run a small counter top that I made from 2x4s in this unit. It cleaned all of the glue and smoothed the surface with several passes in just minutes. I have purchased additional grit sandpaper to be able to do more fine level finishes. This is the second Grizzly machine I have bought, and I will not hesitate to purchase another!

Anonymous Reviewer
Time saving tool. 05/29/2020 3:23:33 PM

I bought like three weeks ago. It just been used for a couple end grain cutting boards, such a time saving. I did replace the sand paper from 100 to 150 and 220. It took me like 5 minutes to switch grit.

Lawrence D
Great sander 05/29/2020 11:53:11 AM

Enjoying the sander, Makes cleaning up planned wood allot easier.

Jim B
Addition to shop tools 05/22/2020 1:05:33 PM

This sander so far is great, a small learning curve for changing sanding paper but its not to hard, i basically cut down on using my Jet planer/jointer combo.

James S
Great addition to my shop 05/14/2020 12:38:24 PM

I love this sander. It will be one of the most used tools in my shop. It works very well.

Kevin W
05/10/2020 6:38:16 PM

I bought this sander April 2020 it came complete but 1 screw to hold down the hood. I set it up in about 2 hours, it was easy. I also bought a stand with extend bars to make it easier to move it around the shop. Started it up and it runs great I also hooked it up to my vacuum system to keep the dust down.

Anonymous Reviewer
Super Machine 05/06/2020 4:29:40 PM

Had it for a few weeks. Used it often to clean wood from my stacks that now can be used for projects.

Mark V
Great results 04/18/2020 1:29:37 PM

Nice luxury for my small shop. Flattens glued up panels well. Have not changed abrasive, so cant comment on that procedure. All factory settings produced good results. No issues with assembly. Initial impression is good value and will be a time saver with improved results. Only surprise is VS is manual versus load sensing as with more expensive competitors.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good to great tool 04/11/2020 4:12:33 AM

Tool does an excellent job. Tracking on this tool needs continuous adjustments. Contacted Grizzly and was sent another feed belt but still needs continuous adjustment. Wish a retrofit of something would become available. Grizzly if you read this and have any suggestions please call or post something to help.

Anonymous Reviewer
Best bang for buck 04/08/2020 12:29:08 PM

I bough this right in time before the great quarantine of 2020. It performed as well as I hoped. My only complaint is that it draws a lot of power on my relatively weak circuit, but thats no fault of grizzly. Solid machine. Significantly less expensive than the jet or laguna models of the same size/capacity.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/02/2020 6:00:49 PM

Couldn't be building my house without it! Great purchase

Roy R
Awesome tool. 03/11/2020 1:42:37 PM

Yes, so far I'm very happy with the open end drum sander.

Larry L
02/27/2020 11:14:55 AM

I just bought this sander. I have 5 machines from grizzly now. They are all awesome. Im just learning but I love the machines. Thanks.

Anonymous Reviewer
Just what I needed 02/07/2020 5:14:54 AM

I build guitars and I needed more uniformity for my large glue surfaces. After I book-match my pieces it take things 99% where they need to be. Shipping was expensive but as I mentioned in another review on here, the UPS drive was accommodating. He used a pallet jack and wheeled it right up by my from door. Seems like a good machine and has improved my workflow from the onset.

Anonymous Reviewer
11/07/2019 2:55:12 PM

The packaging was excellent, unpacked easy with good instructions for set up. Started up and ran material right away with great results. I should have made this purchase long ago! Highly recommend!!

Anonymous Reviewer
11/03/2019 11:59:12 PM

Works great assembly was easy and I did not have to adjust anything. Started using it right away sanding my new cabinet doors I'm building for my kitchen.

Jerome U
11/03/2019 2:15:15 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
09/16/2019 12:50:46 AM

I use it for sanding cutting boards. It works fine. I had a Jet open end sander at one time but this is far better.

Granville
Well made unit. 09/15/2019 12:56:29 PM

Works great with two exceptions. 1) The belt runout ran to the right and I had several attempts adjusting the run out to keep the belt from being torn up on the right side. 2) There is a a slight
change needed in the table height required to get a perfect even sand noticeable when you run a single wide board through the sander and then flip around tor the second half. Small adjustments required for the perfect sanding that I wanted.

Aaron E
Great product, adjusting and maintenance not so much 09/01/2019 1:50:52 PM

I love my drum sander but when it was shipped to me the table is not level so Im trying to adjust the table and theyve put the Allen key to where it is inaccessible to loose the and to adjust, and tracking was off as well but got that fixed other wise great product

Anonymous Reviewer
08/28/2019 11:18:29 AM

Just got this yesterday and already ran several cutting boards through. Had together and running in less than an hour with no hassle with the machine. However when I ordered it I also needed a mobile base and ordered it and picked up at same time. When I ordered it I asked if it the right base and was told if was. But was not told needed the extension bars for it. So after driving 6 hrs one way and back. I found that out when I got back home, so no mobile base for now. Other than that very happy with it.

Andy P
Love this machine 07/17/2019 5:39:34 PM

I'm putting up tongue and grove pine on the walls of my shop, 5,600 linear feet of it. I wanted to sand it to get the planner marks off. This machine is making very fast work of it.

I've seen a lot of comments on getting it to track properly and after messing with it for an hour or so, I found that the tension was way to tight and was over riding the tracking adjustment. When I eased off on the drive belt tension, the tracking adjustment worked great.

The other issue I had was after sanding A LOT of boards the sanding belt would break - this is my fault for not changing the belt often enough. However, when it breaks it destroys the metal plate inside. I'm assuming the plat is there for dust collection. After repairing the plate several times, I just left it off. But I'm using a pretty powerful dust collector, so it hasn't been a problem. Again, this is really a self inflected issue.

The only negative I have, is that there needs to be some instruction on how to set the drive tension and tracking. There is really no information available on this that I could find. The manual says it's adjusted at the factory, so be carful not to change it without counting the turns of the bolts. That's fine IF it was adjusted correctly at the factory, if not, you're on your own.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product but shipping needs improvement. 07/10/2019 2:42:48 PM

Love this drum sander, but, like the last 3 items I purchased which were shipped by freight: they did not put the machine on a proper pallet, this meant the delivery driver could not unload the machine packaged, instead, I had to unpack it on the truck and use manpower to get it into the shop. The driver in all three instances mentioned this is an issue with grizzly often. Obviously its frustrating since I had to pay extra shipping including insuring there was a tailgate.

Anonymous Reviewer
The GO458Z was a good choice for my luthierie shop. 07/05/2019 3:35:11 PM

I bought the GO458Z after researching numerous other drum sanders. The stand went together easily and after adding the height adjustment wheel my neighbor and I placed it on the wheel system and I started it up and was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it is. The first test run with 80 grit created the smooth correct height I needed on a piece of rosewood. From one side of the conveyor belt to the other there is a 1/64" difference from the factory which I will attempt to correct when I get the time. Overall, I think this will be the ticket for surfacing the spruce, cedar, mahogany and rosewood I use for the soudboards, backs and sides I use for making guitars.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/25/2019 7:58:05 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/12/2019 3:58:13 AM

Does a good job of sanding much easier than using a palm sander. Having a little trouble keeping belt tracking in center.

Val Z
Meets my needs 06/01/2019 12:36:57 PM

I purchased this drum sander for it's size due to my space limitations. So far so good. It handle my cutting board of hard maple and walnut without any problems.

Chris B
Good sander 05/13/2019 12:59:18 AM

I bought the sander to sand cabinet door panels. The feed conveyor has to be constantly adjusted after several runs. Belt would run hard to the right and would not come back following the directions in the manual. Had to contact Grizzly tech support for directions, they were very helpful but still have to make adjustments. Machine sands very well and level.

David P
04/04/2019 2:11:38 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
04/02/2019 11:48:16 PM

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Brian W
Love my new sander!! 03/24/2019 7:50:27 PM

I bought this drum sander about a month ago to replace a flatmaster 30" sander that i had. Shipping was prompt and reasonabe considering the beefy weight of it.

After i figured out gow to get it down to my basement shop (it'll stay down there should i ever decide to move, lol) and got it set up, i was very pleased with it from the start. There is very little learning curve on the operation and i was quickly sanding blank plaques that i make on my cnc machine.

Stock has to be 100% flat and even for cnc carving or the carve comes out uneven and doesnt look right. I was able to sand 5 boards flat in the time it would have taken me to do 1 with the flatmaster.

Needless to say, i am very pleased.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/14/2019 11:03:10 PM

It is a great product but it could use a safety device on the feed side to prevent getting fingers trapped between the board and drive belt.

Anonymous Reviewer
A great drum sander for it's size. 03/06/2019 10:51:08 PM

Due to a reduction in overall floor space of my shop by 40%, I was forced to purchase a new a smaller drum sander. After trying several sizes and brands I decided to purchase the Grizzly G0458Z. I have got nothing short of superior performance from this sander. I'm very happy I chose Grizzly. Great value for the Money!.

Anonymous Reviewer
Its good 03/06/2019 2:48:52 PM

Apon receiving and opening the box parts fell out. Had to figure out were they went. Within a hour of use the chain tension gear for lowering and raising the deck underneath fell off. Spent 1/2 hour getting chain lined up to get the tension gear to screw back in. The deck was not flat and with no instructions how to level, figured it out on my own. Now that all the kinks are worked out... this is a good drum sander.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/10/2019 4:20:26 PM

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Ed J
I finally I have my Drum Sander 01/03/2019 12:01:45 PM

Been waiting for this a long time, well worth it, great tool, saves time,
The only thing I recommend is that you get a small dust collector, and install it underneath, and tie it into
a dust collector receptacle' so as they both come on & off at the same time, it throws a good amount of saw dust

Anonymous Reviewer
12/30/2018 2:32:39 PM

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Craig V
09/06/2018 1:10:10 PM

Not what I expected from Grizzly. Low power causes drum to stop under light load. Difficultly keeping conveyor belt running straight. Was not true from factory and took a lot of time and multiple adjustments to get set. Still needs adjustment periodically. With anything there is a learning process and I am getting there. Machine does work well and has good dust collection ability.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/25/2018 3:39:33 PM

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Pete H
08/23/2018 2:15:03 PM

I finally received my unit after it had been on back order for several months. When I opened the box and prepared to assemble the unit, I soon discovered that there was no hardware package included with the unit. I contacted customer service and the agent I spoke to said he would get the required hardware out to me right away. I received a box from Grizzly a few days later with enough hardware to assemble the base of the unit, and with the help of a friend, I was able to lift the unit onto the base and bolt it down. When I tried to attach the adjusting wheel to the unit, I discovered the bolt that I was sent was to large. I again contacted Grizzly customer service, and informed them of my problem. I gave them the part numbers I needed, from the units owners manual. A few days later I received another box, that contained the same over sized bolt that I had received before, that did not fit. At this time I adapted hardware that I had to make final assembly. I really like the unit, and it does a great job, but I am rather disappointed with the support. It is sad when you can not supply the correct parts, even after I provided the correct part number, straight out of the owners manual.

Willy I
Get what expected of price. 08/22/2018 2:13:16 PM

Usual problems with overseas products, loose bolts and improper factory adjustments. Feed belt had no more adjustment on right side and belt still tracking to right. So tight on right side it bent the bracket and wore out bushings in about 2 hours use. Flipped bracket with bushing over 180* to wear on good side. Found bushing cracked in two places. Called to order more bushings under warranty. Parts on order, not in stock. Will need to take time at some point to modify this machine with bearings instead of brass bushings and do some realigning of feed motor and rollers. No way this belt should be this tight to track correctly.

I chose this machine because of the ability to do 4" thickness. The price was good so I think once I do some modifications to this machine it will perform absolutely great.
If you have the patience and ability to perform modifications, repairs and adjustments to machinery, it is a good buy. If not spend more $ and buy American made. If you don't need 4" capability there are many other machines to consider.

This review is based on the experience with my machine. If not for the problems encountered maybe due to a Monday morning bad employee at the factory, this machine would get an excellent review.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/19/2018 4:50:27 PM

This is just what I wanted, Does a wonderfull job.

Anonymous Reviewer
Product looks great. Have not used it much so far but have been happy with any product from grizzly 08/19/2018 2:38:56 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Purchased almost a year ago. 07/25/2018 4:05:30 PM

Have been using for almost a year now. Only problem I am having is keeping the feed belt/pad in-line. It was off a hair out of the box. Now, I'm 99% sure it is my fault where it is at now. I have been adjusting on the fly, I have not taken the time to adjust it properly, been too busy. Even with me, the sander is working great. A must get if you are running any flat pieces. If I get it adjusted with out taking engineering classes I'll bump it to 5 stars.

Anonymous Reviewer
Tc thay i? 07/20/2018 6:03:00 PM

Bao gi sn phm ny n tay ngi dng nh. ?Ngoi thay i tc th cn im g nng cp na khng ?