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#1 posted 07-17-2013 05:27 PM

They have a decent price on a 16” jointer/planer flip top
combo. It has longer beds that the comparable Grizzly
and an insert cutterhead while the Grizzly is standard.

Sellers of basic hobby shop center pieces like 10” Asian
cabinet saws are of course going to compete intensely on
price. Grizzly committed to winning that game over
a decade ago and most of their old competitors
have bowed out.

For those investing in machinery intended to make a profit for
the woodshop, like sliding panel saws, wide belts and
edgebanders, the game is different as the technology of
the machines is more complex and prone to quality control
faults. An industrial machine is only as reliable as its least
well-made components. The slider that won’t stay square
or won’t cut edges straight enough and square enough to run
through a bander is no good to a shop that needs one that
will. No comment on Baleigh, but in terms of full-sized sliders,
Grizzly’s reputation is spotty.

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