Grizzly   |  Model: H5037
Hook & Loop Conversion Kit for Model G1066R and G1079R
Price: $41.95
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Grizzly H5037 - Hook & Loop Conversion Kit for Model G1066R and G1079R


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Convert your Model G1066R or G1079R Drum Sander to operate with hook & loop sanding rolls to save set-up time! Kit includes 80-grit and 120-grit sandpaper.

When using 16" sanders, paper will need to be cut at 130"

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Anonymous Reviewer

excellent product, would help in the description that it can be used as a replacement for the velcro on the drum on a G1066Z sander. it took me quite a while to find this as i was looking for a replacement part for this. Thanks for your help

Anonymous Reviewer
It takes two to install 11/18/2018

I received this hook and loop kit damaged the first time, grizzly sent a second kit and it was in better material has waves in it that you need to work out if you are to have a good surface on your work. I placed the material in traction overnight in a warm shop . That did help some but you will need a second person when you are ready to install. You must maintain tension as you work out the waves.take your time it will be frustrating. Thr product does work. Be sure not to try to remove to much material at a time. 1/4 turn max works well for my 24 double drum z series sander.

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ed B
verry pleased with conversion 10/9/2018

Upgraded about a year ago. Instillation in not that simple but would do it again. No one mentioned that the feed rollers must be readjusted to make up for the additional thickness of the hook and loop system, this is not simple. Although I did it alone I would recommend a helper. I had given up on the sander because of paper coming loose and breaking, and let the sander sit in the corner of my shop for about 3 years before I saw the conversion kit on line. I thought I had made a mistake buying it, but now am very happy with it. I wish GRIZZLY offered precut paper for it, but all I can find in there catalogue is the kit. There is a video on YOU TUBE on how to properly install the kit and readjust the feed rollers and feed belt alignment. I suggest you view this before doing anything. And yes, as someone said, you will need some mineral spirits to remove the adhesive from the rear sanding drum. I'm just sorry I lost years of use because of not knowing about the kit. I have the GRIZZLY 10" table saw with SHOP FOX fence, 20" planer, 6" belt sander and the 24" sander, as well as a SHOP FOX shaper and jointer, also many shaper cutters and router bits. More than happy with all of them.

Anonymous Reviewer
Works great 8/10/2018

Easy to install, and works great. No more struggling with paper changes.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good fit 6/25/2018

Just fit the Velcro to my 1066Z sander and it worked fine.

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Thomas M
Worthwhile conversion, tricky to install, but a "must have" 6/21/2018

Bought this for the 16" drum sander, which I had no luck with using the factory sandpaper that came with the machine. I installed the H&L conversion and immediately went to work and did some nice sanding on 10' red cedar boards. Worked well, so I have already ordered more H&L paper in additional grits. I have not yet tried to remove the sanding strip, replace it with a finer strip, and go back to the first, but this is my plan to get to a finer finish. Using 80+120 does a good job, but I want a furniture grade finish, so I am planning to change papers up to 180 or higher for a second pass. Using 80/120, I find a quick hit with a hand held sander afterward gives a better finish. Something about the cedar and the straight line drum sanding produced a lot of air bubbles, but maybe that is unique to the cedar. On my 16" machine, the conversion kit does not fit, and must be trimmed, which is an inconvenience. Also, although a relatively simple operation, there are no directions with the conversion kit. If you screw up the installation of the base H&L tape, you are done until you order more. I installed the kit myself, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND having a helper. On the 16" machine, the rear drum has a felt material on the factory drum, which obviously has to come off before you put the H&L base tape on. I messed with peeling this off for half and hour, became frustrated, and went to plan B. I took a paint brush and some paint thinner and saturated the felt and let it sit for five minutes. It only took about a cup of thinner. The felt came right off, as well as all of the adhesive, and I was ready to proceed with the installation. Make sure you get every trace of the thinner off before applying the tape. I feel that this kit is the only way to go, and should be installed at the factory, instead of provided at an added cost. I feel that this kit provides an essential part of the operation of the machine. Buy it.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product 2/15/2018

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abisai T

This conversion kit make my grizzly drum sander work perfect , it is a good small investment , as always grizzly in my opinion is the best choice for tools
Thank you grizzly

Anonymous Reviewer
Great H&L Product 1/30/2018

Used this to complete my home made drum sander. It is working great!

Carl S
Easy to install 1/25/2018

I got this as a retrofit for my 1066 sander and it worked well. The hardest part of the install was removing the old felt backing on the drum. I also confirmed with Grizzly that one kit includes material for both drums.

Greg F
Great product. 1/6/2018

I bought this for a used sander I purchased. The old hook & loop system was coming off. The new system went on easily and worked great.

Anonymous Reviewer

I am happy with this product however I am beginning to wonder if some kind of adjustment needs to be made to lower the rear drum as it seems like the front drum is the only one contacting the material as it passes through.

Robert H

I bought this kit for an older G1066 and I am glad I did. The machine works much better and there are no more ruined pieces because of paper breakage. The paper goes on the drum easier and stays there. I installed the entire kit by my self and made this fine sanding machine even better. I would call this a must have add on to the machine.

Anonymous Reviewer

I ordered on Tuesday & received on Wednesday. Excellent service. The quality of the order was excellent. I will always buy from Grizzly. I operate a custom cabinet shop & Grizzly has become a main stay for my business. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

Anonymous Reviewer

The backing material on the sand paper is loose on a large part of the paper, it has wrinkle or folds in it so it I put it on it would not have a flat surface to sand with. It is cut but is not cut to fit the drum, much too long. all in all it is a very poor product. As far as I am concerned it was a waste of my time and money.

Anonymous Reviewer
Exactly what I needed 8/4/2017

Product worked perfectly for my needs
The price was right and I received the items quickly

Anonymous Reviewer

The hook and Loop system was quite easy to install and has produced excellent sanding results for me.

John C

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Anonymous Reviewer
Yes, Great item 6/2/2017

I'm very glad with this product and I recommend,it work fantastic

Randall S
Works Fine 6/1/2017

Works better than the original design, not sure why this is not what the G1066R came with originally. Easy to install though where to start the hook and loop backing on the cylinder is a little fuzzy causing the paper to be slightly off center on one drum.

Bob P

This product made the replacement of drum abrasive much easier and less expensive our previous method. So glad I stumbled upon the kit while checking out products in your catalog.
Glad there were two sets ordered.

Stephen M

Works great....should have converted a long time ago.

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great product! 1/26/2017

I bought this to replace my older kit and it fit perfectly. Awesome

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Anonymous Reviewer
Fit very nice. 1/26/2017

I found the installation of the Velcro wrap and Sandpaper to be easy with minimal trimming on my machine. And after several runs with large planks, there have been no problems with it coming off the rollers.

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