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Our 18" Open-End Drum Sander offers a lot of 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. This means drum support is much more rigid during sanding operations, giving you more consistent results. Also includes built-in dust collection. Check out the rest of the features below and you’ll agree that this feature-packed sander is an incredible value!


  • Sanding motor: 1-1/2 HP, 110V, single-phase, 15 Amps
  • Drum surface speed: 4000 FPM
  • Conveyor feed rate: Variable, 2-12 FPM
  • Maximum stock dimensions: 36" wide x 4-1/2" thick
  • Minimum board length: 6"
  • Minimum board thickness: 1/8"
  • Sanding drum size: 4"
  • Dust collection port: 2-1/2"
  • Overall size: 50" H x 35" W x 24" D
  • Approximate shipping weight: 300 lbs.


  • Stand-alone dust collection with dust bag
  • V-belt drive
  • Steel construction
  • 18" x 44-1/2" abrasive conveyor belt
  • Variable-speed conveyor
  • Stationary drum head stock
  • Pass back roller
  • Safety switch
  • Uses 3" wide sandpaper
  • Easy access for sandpaper changes
  • Two pressure plates
  • Includes 100-grit sandpaper

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

07/05/2018 4:51:53 AM

Glad I got this one too,y and as with all my other grizzly's the quality and value are there. I'm going to be doing more buissness with this company, love grizzly and shop fox products.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/06/2018 8:47:12 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
G0458 Drum Sander 04/06/2018 2:53:04 PM

I purchased this product about 3 weeks ago but was unable to use it since i just had shoulder surgery. I probably should have waited. However I was able to use this sander while it was sitting on the crate and it works great. This sander removes markings on wood easily and ejects the dust very well.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/21/2018 8:53:01 PM

It works great with 80 grit paper on hard wood like oak I tried 180 grit on oak and it seemed to burn the wood even after jacking up the feed rate all the way. With softer grade woods the 180 grit paper worked fine. Over all it is a good unit.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/19/2018 12:55:58 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
03/08/2018 12:05:29 PM

This unit works great. I really don't know how I dealt not having it before. The only problem I have now is that the wife is having make more projects.

Robert F
Where have you been all me life? 02/27/2018 6:31:31 PM

This thing is a monster! I shopped around for a value open end drum sander and this hit the mark right on. Had some issues tracking the delivery (not Grizzly's fault) but customer service at Grizzly went above and beyond to get things resolved quickly. First thing I have to say is this thing is heavy. I got a neighbor to help me move it around and get it stood up after assembly. I have a very small garage shop and I got this onto a mobile base with some effort which makes it much easier to move around. I also found myself tripping the breaker on my power strip quite often so I had a new circuit installed yesterday (something I need to do anyway). I have a very large cabinet order under way and this thing is sure a time saver in sanding the side panels. Haven't had any issues with belt tracking yet but I've only used it a few times. I can see many years of use ahead for this machine.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/27/2018 2:23:41 AM

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Ok so far 02/26/2018 8:53:33 PM

It's a good product, well made, get what you pay for I suppose? I had a problem with the feed belt, not well adjusted from out of the box, I didn't notice it pulling to one side and folding under itself. Now one edge is ruined and I will have to eventually get another feed belt.

Phil S
02/26/2018 6:39:37 PM

I bought this sander a few weeks ago. Slickest thing since sliced bread. Makes building scribe a breeze. Cut the pieces 1/16 of an inch bigger and sand them down to a perfect 1/4 inch.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/16/2018 12:20:30 PM

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Mike F
Great product 01/29/2018 2:19:33 PM

Great item will probably buy from Grizzly again.

Pete P
Very good product 01/04/2018 1:59:40 PM

Bought this machine about 4 years ago and it sands very well though under powered. Just need to go slowly with light cuts. Tracking of the conveyor belt is a problem and
very tricky to adjust. Mine tended to eat sanding belts. I recently discovered that the right end of the drum sand paper hold down is a tension plate for the sand paper and
must rotate slightly to keep tension on the sanding belt. Mine was stuck from the factory because the tension spring in the plate wasn't assembled correctly. Have new
tension spring on order. Hopefully will fix the eating of sanding belts. My manual says to cut 87 inch belts but the revised manual calls for 84 inch. I called tech support and
was told both will work, but that isn't true. I cut one at 84 inch and nowhere close. I think they may have changed the position of the right fixed plate of the drum by rotating it
90 dregrees or so.

ronald M
01/03/2018 3:08:55 PM

Does a great job. Watch your feed belt. It is made of sandpaper and will drift from side to side over time. If you don't monitor it regularly you will destroy it

Daniel W
Time (and back) saver! 12/31/2017 11:28:19 PM

This tool takes the mill marks out without bending over the bench with a 4 inch sander. It also gets the surface flatter. Worked well right out of the box. The bag works but when hooked to the dust collector there is almost no dust.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/25/2017 1:47:59 PM

I purchased this product approximately 3 months ago and I have had many boards that could not go through this machine. It doesn't seem to have much power.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good drum sander. 12/03/2017 2:06:02 PM

I bought this drum sander about a month ago to help me with sign and cutting board making. It is a good machine however the dust collection bag is about as effective as the bags on random orbit sanders. So not at all.

I actually took the door off and drilled a 4 hole and added a 4 flange to the top for my dust collector to hook up and it works much better. I would recommend to grizzly to get rid of the impeller and just do the standard dust collector port like on every other unit.

samir H
Very nice product 12/01/2017 11:19:02 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Could be better 11/30/2017 12:46:48 AM

I am not a pro with sanders but this sander has a couple of issuse. First, the feed belt is difficult to get adjusted. I have been working on getting my to feed correctly for a couple of hours now and it still wants to walk to one side or the other. Second, the drum has no makings of any kind making it hard to know how far you have moved the drum. Also there is now direction indicator on the drum wheel so you have to remember which way to turn it. I have only had this sander for a couple of weeks and i am sure I will get use to it in time.

Billy S
11/22/2017 11:57:12 AM

I just received my sander yesterday , unpacked it , read through the instructions and assembled the whole machine in about a 1/2 hr by myself.Very nice and heavy well built piece of equipment. Instructions are well written and easy to understand . Started the sander up and no adjustments were needed. Sander ran smooth and quite .I let it run for about 15 minutes to kinda break everything in , then ran a 12" piece of black walnut through it a few times only turning the crank handle about 1/8 of a turn each time with the speed on 4 . There was no snipe marks and sanded perfectly flat. Very impressed with the inital try out !!! Looking forward to using it a lot ,I don't know how I have gone so many years without one.GREAT SANDER AT A GREAT PRICE !!!

Kevin B
Overall good purchase 11/07/2017 5:07:14 PM

Best price I could find on one of these and pretty easy to use. Runs well. The sand paper is really easy and simple to change, I am not sure why people say that it is so hard I didn't even need to read the directions to change it. Just use the old sand paper as a layout to cut the new stuff and roll it on, pretty straight forward. What IS the most difficult I found though is calibrating the belt so it runs straight, that has been kind of a pain but looking at all these type of machines it appears to be done similar on many of them, just the way these things are.

david V
really don't like open end 10/29/2017 5:28:25 PM

Really don't like open end . I was hesitant bout getting an open end cause it does what I expected flexes to much you have to run it thru over and over. I think it should come with 150 grit also. adjusting the tracking quite a job! overall I give it a 3 1/2 stars

Freddie S
10/27/2017 2:16:45 PM

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Bruce F
Super product 10/16/2017 12:42:25 AM

I make game boards (chess tables) as a hobby. I have to glue up top using 4 strips of 2 different colored wood. after that dries i then rip the boards across the grain and then gluethem up .after that i would have to sand the tops to them flat and this took a longtime to get right . I bought this opem end sander and after the first usei was able to achieve better results in about 10 mins or less. The tool is a dream come true. Buy it and you want regret it.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great sander weak stand 10/11/2017 12:54:30 PM

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Steven M
Very good machine, a little under powered with 110v 09/15/2017 4:59:43 PM

Use this machine a lot just have to adjust to the sandpaper grit

Anonymous Reviewer
09/09/2017 12:43:22 PM

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Dale T
08/09/2017 11:49:57 AM

I have had this machine for 1 month. I sands well, but installing sand paper is very difficult. Installation is not easy as shown on your video. I have wasted a roll of sand paper and it is still not right. Talking to tech support has been some what helpful. Disappointed in the machine for this reason. I have 14 Grizzly machines and this one I am most dissatisfied with.

Jennie C
07/23/2017 10:38:18 PM

My husband has been wanting a sander like this for a number of years. So for his birthday, our anniversary & Father's Day I bought this for him. He was one happy man. I got him all the sanding grids as well. Now he needs the extra time to use it more.

Ronald G
Works great until sandpaper needs changing 06/29/2017 4:46:42 PM

I bought this approximately 18 months ago. It worked great at first, but when I had to change the sandpaper, the directions for cutting the length were incorrect in the provided manual. Grizzly did send me a new strip of sandpaper at no charge and were helpful and understanding on the phone, directing me to the web instructions which called for a different length. On receiving the replacement, I cut it to the indicated length and it was too short, so now I am left with trying to come up with the exact length needed. Changing the sandpaper in and of itself is a rather difficult and cumbersome procedure. There should be a more predictable and easier way to do this.

Anonymous Reviewer
Sander works great 06/26/2017 1:42:18 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great tool 06/20/2017 11:44:39 AM

I have had this tool for about a month and I have used it continuously since then. I don't know how any woodworker could do without a drum sander and I am sorry I didn't invest in one sooner. It is well built and has met my expectations. I have one problem and that is the drive belt keeps going to the right and the adjustments don't seem to work. I have to keep going beyond the simple adjustment settings to get the belt back in position. Maybe there is some help you can provide to help with the problem.

Carl B
06/18/2017 2:03:33 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Double your surface area 06/17/2017 11:53:34 PM

Adjusting tracking takes a few minutes but adjusting tension was relatively easy. If you are processing large single piece items like burls and large limb cross cuts for end table . coffee tables, etc this is the ticket.

Valley D
Some initial problems 06/12/2017 8:16:18 PM

The packaging was damaged when I received my drum sander so I noted it on the shipping documents as instructed. Once I removed the packaging luckily there were only some scratches. I contacted Grizzly and they said if I took pictures and submitted them they would send some touch-up paint. I decided that the few scratches won't look any worse than touch-up paint so I didn't go thru the hassle. I then opened the top cover which is fastened down with a hex head machine screw. I noticed the screw was cross threaded. The problem is the hole in the top cover doesn't remotely match up with the threaded steel tab that the screw goes into. I haven't used it yet so I hope things start improving.

greg B
06/09/2017 1:18:09 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/08/2017 9:57:35 PM

I purchased the unit and have set up the sander in my shop and only used it twice. I have to do some adjusting as the unit sands well if within the 18" area but wider pieces show a deep groove when piece is wider and sent through on second pass. beside that I am very pleased with the shipping process. The cardboard packaging had a hole where the handwheel is attached but did not see any damage at this time. These are the items I thought you should be aware of for future customers. I have other Grizzly machines and have been asked from fellow woodworkers how they perform and I tell them I am satisfied with my purchase! The Truck driver upon delivery was a very good man and very helpful while removing. Turns out he might have been the last delivery there now that the business is closing.

Anonymous Reviewer
Not happy. 06/08/2017 3:15:56 PM

I have a shop with lots of Grizzly products that I have been happy with but this is very underpowered. If a board is not totally flat or you try to take just a little too much and it bogs down. I can sand with belt and orbitals faster than with this machine.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good Sander 06/03/2017 1:54:47 AM

I bought this to get thin pieces for guitar tops and such. I wish it could sand a little thinner, but it does a great job. I can't complain.

Yet to be determined ?. 06/02/2017 11:25:23 PM

Wells's of now I have a fair bit of trouble with it the feed belt just dose not won't to track straight no mater what I do. and yes I have other products that have tracking adjusters on them. my last problem with the sander was more serious the drum started chattering bad I unlaced the belt cleaned the drum replaced the belt but have not had time to give it a test run as of yet now with that said I have not run 50 running feet of material through the sander since I bought it so good or bad review is yet to be determined.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very impressed with the quality. 06/02/2017 2:49:28 PM

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Timothy H
06/02/2017 1:28:10 PM

Everything is great about the drum sander except the feed belt (made of sand paper). It is too much work to keep it adjusted and tracking straight.

Lynn M
not worth the $ 06/02/2017 12:30:14 AM

Excessive snipe at both ends of the board. There is no way to hold the board down tight against the feed belt, just the slightest movement creates dig-out on the face of the board. I wish I had spent more to get a better machine.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent product 01/29/2017 3:45:44 AM

We bought this to make specialty products for our new home works great met all my expectations

Rich J
good machine. go slow. 01/28/2017 12:46:55 AM

I;ve ran a lot of material through it of various thicknesses and sizes. Only bad thing is under powered. Go slow!!

Doug F
01/27/2017 12:55:29 PM

works great perfect addition to my shop. Attached the legs plugged it in ready to go.

Anonymous Reviewer
Nice addition 01/26/2017 3:02:04 PM

Nice tool. Used some and seems to be the quality I expected. Definitely needs a 20 amp circuit. The dust bag is dubious. Hook up a vacumm or collection system. Don't get too agressive or you will be tripping breakers.

Russell W
01/26/2017 2:07:42 PM

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John F
Does just what I needed. 01/26/2017 1:47:34 AM

I bought this sander because I needed to be able to sand widths greater than 12 inches. Have used it on a table I just finished. Worked wonderfully. I now need to obtain various grits of paper to increase its functionality. Love the quality of this machine.

James S
01/26/2017 1:01:13 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent product 01/26/2017 12:13:52 AM

Best purchase I've made. Makes my shop time super easy

Anonymous Reviewer
01/22/2017 12:19:39 PM

I am really pleased with my purchase. I used it the first day I received it with excellent results. Hand sanding can never give you the same results as this machine can and I save a lot of time to.

Good for shops large and small 05/26/2016 4:30:30 AM

I bought this after looking at others on the market. I found it was well made and operates well for the most part. After reading the manual, found it easily adjusted to keep it running true.
I found a problem with the conveyor belt speed control as it came from the factory. I called support and they helped correct the problem.
The only detractor would be that the motor is 110v only. Most of the other Grizzly machines have 110/220v motors. I feel that the motor is a bit under-powered at 110v. If this had the ability to run at 220v it would be much more efficient with less strain on the motor.
But all in all it a very good machine and works well.

great sander can't stop using it 03/04/2016 3:17:41 PM

I bought this a year or more ago or so.I read that this sander goes off track and won't stay adjusted ,let me say this.Take time to learn
how to adjust it then watch it close while you use it keep adjusting it, then suddenly (probably the belt stretched) it will run for months on end without any fuss at all.I can't stop using this thing. My friends can't do without it either.