|Review by khop||posted 11-10-2009 01:54 AM||3368 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I finally ordered the new OSS from Grizzly. As pictured, it was very heavy and once again, my electric hoist came to the rescue. At around 300 pounds, it is built like a tank. The unit came well packaged with thick styrofoam around all the pieces. There was ample amounts of the famous goo on most of the exposed metal parts. A little mineral spirits and a cloth rag cut through it qiuckly. I was fortunate to have the hoist to lift the top into position as well as lift the whole unit onto the mobile base. OK now for the pros and cons.
Pros, IT’S A GRIZZLY. The unit is built with alot of iron and is very stable. You get 10 spindle sizes with the machine as well as 3 table inserts and the wrenches. Convienient storage shelves for the spindles. Large 25”x25” cast iron table which tilts forward 45 degress and 20 backwards. Good dust collection with the 4” connection. The unit runs quiet, probably due to it’s mass. Many more features are listed in the cataloge. WOOD MAGAZINE editors choice for best value. And currently on sale for $575.00 plus shipping.
Cons , Make sure you clean away all the saw dust before checking the dip stick which is under the front of the table. The owners manual must of been changed since the posting on the web site. It is severely lacking with detail about assembly. I had to go on line and download the pdf version of the original manual. The on/off switch could be installed a little higher on the unit.
Conclusion, All in All a very nice machine. It has been manufactured for many years, and has remained one of the main sellers for Grizzly. Now I’ll need to update my shop pictures to include the newest members of my shop.
-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey