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#1 posted 09-28-2011 04:06 PM

1. you have a lot of good content in your post, but it’s very hard to read – turn off the caplock and use paragraphs. otherwise the people that might benefit from this post might not be able to read it through

2. for some folks ‘get the best machine you can get’ equals getting a grizzly 3hp TS or other grizzly machine – this is their ‘best’ in their budget. when the budget is ~1500 you cannot buy a $4000 powermatic.

3. I think you made some very valid points there that show why the grizzly machines are cheaper than their equivalent (on spec) powermatics/deltas/scmi/hammer/minimax/and the list goes on. for hobby work I think it would work well, for a professional shop that relies on those machines to run day and night maybe not so much so. that said – todays powermatics are made offshore – not much different than grizzly although they MAY have better quality control in place. are you referring to new powermatics? or the old made-in-the-usa machines? very different products bearing the same name.

good info nonetheless.

for what it’s worth – I have a grizzly machine, and it does use softer hardware, but for my once in a while use its not an issue and the price made it possible for me to have it which would otherwise have not been the case.

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