I recently purchased a 20" Disc Sander made by Conquest Industries. I purchased it during Enco's 25% off w/ free shipping sale thanks to the deals thread on here. I did a short video review that might be helpful if you were in the market for one of these pieces of equipment. The link is below and if I can answer any of your questions please feel free to let me know.
Thanks for the video review. I have a 12 inch disc sander myself and find it kinda lacks the power to really pull the disc through stuff. How does this one do if you were to take that piece of 3/8 and want to remove an 1/8 off it?
Thanks for doing the review. This is something on my wish list, and I know I'll never be able to afford a Burr King. It will be interesting to see how the potential issues you noted do over the long term.
I went over to Enco's site to check out pricing and stuff. It's interesting that the "Made in USA" grinder is about about $650 cheaper than the Chinese Jet version. I know I would much rather own something with a Baldor motor on it than a no-name Chinese motor.