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Blog entry by Dullchisel posted 02-13-2016 12:00 AM 865 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in the market for a 15 inch planer and am looking at a shop fox as well as grizzly. I believe they are very close to the same machine but seems most people say the shop fox is a little nicer. I don’t really know to much about it just wanting a good machine. I’m also in debates over getting a spiral cutterhead versus a 3 knive cutterhead. I am wanting to upgrade from a dewalt 733 planer that has only two knives and is getting some age on it. Any thoughts would be appreciated



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Bigrock

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 01:52 AM

I have a 3 Hp. Jet with a Byrd on mine and it is a great machine. A new one is almost $1000.00 more than what you are looking at. If I had to make that choice I would buy the Grizzly machine with the Helical head and with 220 volts. From the information I know on the Fox, they are not as good. They are both owned by the same company.
I hope that helps.

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 04:45 AM

I have been using a Grizzly 220v 3hp 15 inch planer with the helical head for over 8 years and it has worked flawlessly. I would buy it again.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 02:42 PM

I also have the Grizzly 15” helical cutter, I have run at lease 3 thousand bf through it. I have not turned the 4 sided cutters yet, still getting silky smooth cuts. Great tool.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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