Grizzly G0819 15-inch Wide Belt Sander Open-End Preview

Grizzly G0819 Wide Belt Sander - Front

Floor space is always a concern in the shop, working with wood, steel, cars or anything else. Real estate is precious, especially to the shop owner and worker. The new open-end Grizzly G0819 15-inch wide belt sander may help with cramped spaces.

Keeping with the brute of a heavy-duty sander, Grizzly packed in the necessities on this wide belt sander with just a 29″ x 23-1/2″ footprint. A built-in sliding support bar means you shouldn’t have to worry about integrating other manufacturer’s support systems. Even with this compact Grizzly G0819 unit, you still get pneumatically controlled belt oscillation and a separate table feed motor.


Grizzly G0819 15-inch Wide Belt Sander Specifications

  • Grizzly G0819 Wide Belt Sander - LabeledSanding belt motor: 5 HP, 220V, single-phase, 1725 RPM, 30 A
  • Conveyor motor: 1/2 HP, 220V, single-phase, 2.8A
  • Air requirement: 57-75 PSI, 2 CFM
  • Sanding belt size: 16″ x 48″
  • Surface speed of sanding belt: 2050 CFM
  • Maximum board width: 15″ single pass, 30″ double pass
  • Maximum board thickness: 5-1/2″
  • Minimum board length: 12″
  • Conveyor speed rate: 16.4, 23, 32.8 FPM
  • Overall size: 32-1/2″W x 35″D x 61-3/4″H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 930 lbs.

G0819 Wide Belt Sander Features

Grizzly G0819 15-inch Wide Belt SanderPneumatic controls handle the belt tension and belt tracking for precise and easy adjustments. Motor controls allow for independent adjustment of the conveyance of wood (material) and the actual sanding belt motor. The included amp meter allows the user to monitor and control power output. Two rubber rollers apply pressure for uniform sanding.

The thickness scale on the Grizzly G0819 15-inch wide belt sander goes both ways, including inches and the metric counterparts. A 5-inch dust port allows for the extracting all the sanding remnants, or most of them. Also, the 1-3/4″ x 15-3/8″ graphite platen aids in mitigating friction.

With safety always a concern, the safety shut-off bar provides that woodworker very broad emergency stop area. We’re always keen on keeping all our fingers, even our fingertips. Handling the business end of these emergency stops is a disc brake to ensure moving parts stop in a hurry.


Final Words

It seems that Grizzly continues to not only launch new machines, but also improve on others. We feel this would be a great wide belt for the growing shop, needing their first wide belt sander. Last year we touched on the Grizzly G9983 15-inch Wide Belt Sander, which seems to have the same footprint with different features. Also, the Shop Fox W1813 18-inch Open End Wide Belt Sander offers a little more capacity for a shop as well.

The Grizzly 15-inch wide belt sander open end G0819 comes in a little less than $5k, which is cheaper than other units in the class, but not the cheapest. There are some great features on this small footprint Grizzly G0819, like the separate motor controls, safety bar and pneumatic belt controls. We hope to get one of these in for review soon, so we can put it in the hands of one of our pros.

To find out more about the Grizzly 15-inch Wide Belt Sander G0819, click here.

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