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TIW Ep. 38 - Assembling the Grizzly Jointer Part 1

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Blog entry by Shawn Sealer posted 03-30-2013 04:14 PM 1375 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Assembling the Grizzly GO654 6” Jointer From Unpacking to running the first board. We will follow each step in the assembly process. as well as some other tips. Tune it up and test it out.

-- -Shawn



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 04:42 PM

Hey man, thanks for sharing and check your spelling on “as” ...I’m just letting you know ‘cause I am your LJ friend;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 04:44 PM

Thanks That one slipped by me.

-- -Shawn

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 04:51 PM

:P

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 04:57 PM

Your jointer had a lot more to assemble than my 8” model. It pretty much came as 2 pieces, the jointer bed and the base.I only had to sit the top on the base and install the belts.

The unit was heavy and the shipping pallet & crate were crushed. I called Grizzly before accepting it and they answered the phone right away (the delivery driver actually waited). I was told to take pictures of it and they opened a service ticket right then.

I accepted the delivery, put it together, and everything was perfect. I have been using it trouble-free for 8 years now.

Grizzly gave a follow up call to make sure it was OK and I thought that was just great.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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TheDane

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 06:33 PM

Shawn … I have a G0542 6” jointer and had a similar experience to what you described (yes, I cut myself too).

As with Todd’s machine, mine came in two parts so assembly was really easy. I had one problem (one of the three knives was knicked), but all it took was a phone call to Grizzly. They told me how to work around the problem (purposely mis-align the knicked knife) and sent my a set of replacement knives.

Don’t think I could be any happier!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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nobuckle

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 03:46 PM

Congrats on the jointer. I have not made any purchases from Grizzly as of yet but it’s nice to know that if I get a jointer like yours from them there’s a video showing how to assemble it.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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