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Grizzly G0452P Jointer Set-Up

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Blog series by ERQ updated 07-19-2015 07:25 PM 4 parts 7846 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Delivery

07-13-2015 06:08 PM by ERQ | 3 comments »

I recently ordered Grizzly’s G0452P Jointer for the small shop I am attempting to set up in my one-car garage. I haven’t even fully assembled it yet, so we’re a long way off from a real review, but I thought it might be useful to someone to chronicle what it’s like to order, take delivery of, and assemble a Grizzly product. I am writing this for people, like me, who’ve never had to deal with the delivery of a (for me, anyway) major piece of machinery and the asso...

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Part 2: Very minor damage

07-14-2015 04:05 PM by ERQ | 2 comments »

As I noted in my first post in this series, one of the two boxes containing my Grizzly G0452P jointer had some damage upon delivery. Here is the state of things when i opened the box up: And once I lifted off the top layer of styrofoam: As you can see, that white bracket, which is for the fence mount, was basically free to bounce around and bang into the jointer outfeed table next to it. Overall, I was pretty lucky, in that there was only one small ding taken out of the fence si...

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Part 3: Assembly Issues

07-18-2015 12:24 AM by ERQ | 0 comments »

This post will just cover the basic assembly of the jointer and the issues I encountered. I am currently experiencing a serious issue with the alignment of the fence, which I will cover in a subsequent post. The cabinet for the jointer is one-piece and comes almost fully assembled. The motor is preinstalled, but it’s still manageable with one person to get it out of the box and maneuver it as necessary. You need to install the locking foot pedal, which requires a 13mm wrench for two ...

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Part 4: Serious Fence Issue

07-19-2015 07:25 PM by ERQ | 5 comments »

When assembling the fence for the jointer, you need to place the fence on the table in order to have clearance to insert and tighten the screws holding the fence bracket to the fench carriage that rides on the “ram” (the rack-and-pinion steel post): I noticed upon installing the fence, that there was a lot of play in the fence, but that the default position it wanted to settle at was with pretty uneven gaps at the infeed table side vs the outfeed table side, even with the i...

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