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Overview

G1066Z 24" 5 HP Drum Sander w/ VS

Perfect sanding results in a fraction of the time.

The G1066Z features dual 6" aluminum sanding drums allow a coarse and fine sanding in one pass doubling the efficiency of a single drum sander so allowing you to work faster and be more productive.

The variable-speed feed from 0 to 20 feet per minute allows you to find the perfect feed rate for your sanding project.

The G1066Z accepts large materials, up to 4-1/4" thicknesses and 23-1/2" wide.

Wired to run on 220V, the 5 HP has all the power you will ever need to continuously sand large surfaces.

Customers have asked us why our drums are not rubber coated. The rubber-coated drums become "spongy" and do not sand evenly or parallel to the ends.

For your convenience, the G1066Z has an easy access control panel and built-in amp meter to gauge workload.

To keep the dust to a minimum, two 4" dust ports have been added for easy hook-up to a collection system.

Like all Grizzly drum sanders, the G1066Z 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 G1066Z 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 sander.

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.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Sanding motor: 5 HP, 220V, single-phase drum, 25A
  • Feed motor: 1/3 HP, 2A
  • Maximum board width: 23-1/2"
  • Minimum board width: 2"
  • Maximum board thickness: 4-1/4"
  • Minimum board thickness: 1/8"
  • Minimum board length: 9"
  • Drum surface speed: 2300 FPM
  • Conveyor feed rate: variable, 0-20 FPM
  • Sanding drum size: 6"
  • Sanding belt size: 3" x 176" hook & loop
  • Approximate shipping weight: 489 lbs.

FEATURES:

  • Industrial-duty rubber conveyor belt
  • Two 4" dust ports for easy hook-up to a collection system
  • Variable-speed conveyor
  • V-belt main motor; chain drive feed motor
  • Dual 6" aluminum sanding drums
  • Four leadscrew table elevation system
  • State-of-the-art computer balanced drums
  • Easy-access control panel with amp load meter
  • External micro adjustment on outfeed drum
  • Includes one each 80-grit and 120-grit sanding belts
Reviews

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

Anonymous Reviewer
Works well 10/01/2020 8:03:19 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Nice sander, poor packaging. 06/04/2020 1:33:07 PM

Seems to be a nice working piece of equipment. Packaging needs to be improved to lessen shipping damage. Hopefully, Grizzly will supply me with new side panel which was damaged in transit. Instruction booklet is detailed with good suggestions on choosing the correct sanding rolls and adjusting the machine. Four stars only because of shipping damages.

James Z
Awesome Sander ... huge time saver!!! 05/12/2020 2:39:11 AM

I am extremely happy with this purchase. Graduating from a palm sander to this sander will save me thousands of hours of sanding per year. You will need a friend or two to help you unpack it and I recommend you have a good dust collector too. Within a couple of hours I was up and running producing perfectly flat and smooth panels.

Scott K
09/26/2019 11:22:24 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
08/07/2019 2:56:33 PM

This is thing is the best. Use if for large surfacing and thickness. Works great. What a time saver.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/02/2019 4:19:09 PM

Thank you very much everything is working well so far

Anonymous Reviewer
05/22/2019 2:12:06 PM

I have always loved great equipment. This machine is worth every penny.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/09/2019 12:54:40 AM

I already own several Grizzly tools. I love every one including my recent tool the 24" Drum sander. I am looking forward to my next Grizzly tool I need on my road to a fist class wood shop!

Mike M
04/05/2019 2:46:59 PM

I have been struggling with sanding large surface areas for a long time. This is such a pleasure to use and REALLY cuts down the sanding time for large projects

Cletus B
03/12/2019 10:51:52 PM

I am extremely pleased with this sander. This is my 3rd Grizzly power tool and I will be adding more in the future. It has plenty of power and was easy to set up. Only complaint wound be dust collection. The thicker the stock, the more dust that remains on the belt. My dust collector is 1700cfm. I would like to try a bigger one to see if that would help. Either way, it is well worth the price and I am very satisfied.

Rodney S
Excellent Machine 10/22/2018 7:52:55 PM

Positives:
Heavy duty design everywhere it needs to be. This machine is very solid.
I have found the ammeter to be useful. I double checked calibration with a precision clamp on meter and found it to be within amp.
Machine was very well aligned right out of the box. I did tweak it just a very little and cannot measure any significant error over the entire 24 width of the sander.
I was a little worried that the hook and loop sand paper would be too spongy but so far have not seen any adverse effects.
Negatives:
Thickness indicator is pretty much useless other to get you into the ball park.
The guards over the ends of the conveyer rollers are a very flimsy, poor design and are not consistent with the overall quality of the rest of the machine.
The thickness adjustment crank handle is located directly next to the upper dust hood and interferes slightly with the opening of the hood.
The positives of this machine far outweigh the slight negative aspects. Ive used the sander a little over a month and have been very pleased with the performance.
Excellent value compared to all other drum and wide belt sanders I looked at.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/17/2018 10:57:03 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
This is a tough machine! 06/05/2018 4:07:04 AM

Going on 3yrs with this machine now. Had a small bearing problem early on but Grizzly tech services sent out a new set free and quick. The 5hp motor is all the power youll ever need. Its nice to have machines with power to spare. The amp meter I find to be a gimmick and not useable but the machine is great unit. I cant find any negatives to list. This machine just works as it should. Highly recommended!

Dennis H
Very nice machine! 04/01/2018 12:41:33 PM

My first experience with a drum sander in my shop and now I wonder why I waited so long. Perfect results in a fraction of the time. This is a high quality machine with adjustable feed rates and easy to monitor load indicator.

Anonymous Reviewer
Drum Sander 12/16/2017 2:37:55 PM

Happy I bought this machine. The variable speed option is incredibly helpful. Box came damaged but the machine was intact. The meter was broken out and some glue was a quick fix. Solid machine. slightly disappointed that it said 220v but I had to have another outlet and breakers run to operate it. That took me by surprise. But overall incredibly happy with the purchase and look forward to helping our students sand faster.

Aaron P
Excellent machine! 08/27/2017 2:52:09 PM

For the price you can't beat this sander. All other 24" sanders at a comparable price are single drum not dual and NOT industrial grade. This unit is a great little sander! Only if Grizzly could get their crate and packaging better it would be a 5-star a pallet made from a couple 2x4's & some old fence pickets with some cardboard over the top doesn't quite cut it.