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Blog entry by Kevin Wilson posted 02-23-2009 07:34 PM 918 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well kids, It’s been a long time in the making but this weekend I’m off to the Grizzly Woodworking Store in Muncy, PA. I’ve been there once before, and I gotta tell you if you’ve never been, it’s a real treat! The store is huge and loaded down with tools. My father-in law (Grampa Knapp) is going, of course. He wouldn’t miss it, and I’m very glad to have something like this I can share with him.

And somewhere in all that loveliness is a jointer with my name on it!

Yep, I’m finally replacing the Delta Benchtop 6” jointer (I know…I cry a little just saying it…) with a larger one. The current candidates are a G0586 8” 2HP jointer, a G0593 8” spiral cutterhead, and every other jointer Grizzly makes thats in my budget. That really narrows things down, huh?

Anyway, I’ll keep everyone informed as things unfold. If anyone is in the Girard, PA area on Sunday, I’ll need some help getting the thing off the truck! :)

And if you’re in the Muncy, PA area on Saturday, stop in and tour the store with me. I’ll be the one with the drool hanging from my bottom lip!

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp



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TomFran

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#1 posted 02-23-2009 07:40 PM

Have a great time Kevin!

I have quite a few of their machines too. No complaints.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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treeman

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#2 posted 02-23-2009 09:40 PM

This months issue of Wood Magazine had some jointer reviews including a couple from Grizzly. Their tests showed that the straight knives worked better and smoother than either the spiral knife or spiral insert type cutterheads. It’ll save some money too.

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tinnman65

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#3 posted 02-23-2009 09:40 PM

Drool hanging from your lip. How will we pick you out from the other 1000 people there with drool on their lips?

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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brianinpa

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 12:13 AM

How can anyone not walk through that store without a BIG smile on their face? I was there in December for the first time and I was suffering from perma-grin. Remember the store is closed Sunday’s and have a ball!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Kevin Wilson

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 02:31 AM

This is what Lumberjocks is all about…great advice and helpful tips…and the blog’s only been up a few hours!!! You guys are awesome! And tinnman, you’ll definately be able to pick me out from the drooling crowds…I’ll have to wear a bucket on a rope around my next to catch it all!!!!

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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matt garcia

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#6 posted 02-24-2009 04:24 AM

Hey Kevin, let me get you used to seeing a 8” Grizzly Jointer so you won’t be drooling as much as the other guys in the store!!

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-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Kevin Wilson

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#7 posted 02-24-2009 06:19 AM

Oh Matt you TEASE!!!!! How do you like it?

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 02-26-2009 03:42 AM

I’ve had a few small issues, but nothing major. A loose set screw on the belt pulley, the outfeed table out of co-planar, cheap knives. I got mine on sale, and right after the sale was over, they put the carbide cutter head on sale, so I got that and installed it. Right now, it’s a workhorse! I bet this think will last forever! And the idea of never having to replace, and set knives is a dream! When you get yours, take the set screw out, and put some thead locker on the threads, then re install it. You shouldn’t experience any issues with the keyway coming out if the set screw backs out!
Did you know that Grizzly is offering free shipping right now?

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Karson

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#9 posted 02-26-2009 03:45 AM

I’ve got the 8” spiral head jointer and a 20” spiral head planer. I love them both.

Good luck. Is this the tent sale weekend?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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