Does anyone have experience with the smaller drum sanders available on the market? The ones in particular that I'm looking at are the Performax 16-32 and the Grizzly 12". There is also a Shop Fox 12" that is identical to the Grizzly but seems to sell for a bit less. The Performax is more expensive (although I'm looking at a used one), but being an open-ended one it may be susceptible to flex. I've heard a few folks complain about that, as well as the difficulty of changing sandpaper on that one. The Grizzly uses hook and loop paper, which I assume is a bit more expensive. I wouldn't be putting it to hard use, so I'm not terribly concerned about longevity, but clearly I don't want something that falls apart when I look at it funny.
I'd appreciate any thoughts!