Video Review - my first thickness planer

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Just purchased a Grizzly G0505 12.5” portable “Lean & mean” planer. Here’s a video of the setup and the first couple passes over some pretty hard sycamore.

Here’s the planer for sale on the LumberJocks shopping site: G0505

-- John - Central PA -

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#1 posted 2347 days ago

Pretty cool being able to plane your own lumber, huh?

Nice video. I wish more people did that “out of the box” thing.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2347 days ago

I agree with Gary. But too often we get caught up in the adrenaline rush from having a new tool and simply want to get it up and running as fast as we can. Thanks for the review.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2346 days ago

Nice review and video. Welcome to the world of planing your own lumber – it makes liife easier. You might want to invest in a Wixey Digital Planer Readout – will make planing much more accurate.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 2346 days ago

Nice video…I agree that it was helpful to see the “unboxing”. Thanks!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#5 posted 2346 days ago

Great job. Thanks for the link!

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#6 posted 2345 days ago

Cool video! Thanks for taking the time.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#7 posted 2344 days ago

Thanks for the great video! Music was a nice touch!

-- Geoff, Lillington, NC

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#8 posted 2344 days ago

I have one just like that but I got it from Canadian Tire here in Canada. Mine is dark blue and came with a stand . . . but otherwise looks exacly like yours.

What is the part number on the side discharge shoot?

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#9 posted 2343 days ago

I love the video. My wife and I have been in the market for a video camera since we have a baby now. Watching your video makes me want to video tape some of my own woodworking. Now I’m REALLY wanting to get a video camera. Thanks.

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas

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#10 posted 2342 days ago

Zuki, it’s H7516

-- John - Central PA -

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#11 posted 2342 days ago

Great video.Love the sped up section.

Looks like a mean and lean beast. How much are the knives?

I noticed that the piece you ran through had not been jointed first and had a big “dip”, so the planer, I think, is not sniping as much is it is following the piece of wood. Anyone getting a first planer should be aware that they need to be run in tandem with a jointer (or sled if you want to trouble). They do one thing well..making the opposite side parallel to the original.

As for the thickness guage most of the stock are not too reliable.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#13 posted 2338 days ago

Gizmo: the knives are $32 for a set of two. They are double sided.

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#14 posted 2160 days ago

Thats a nice video, Its looks like it will make for a nice little planer.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 2160 days ago

Thanks for the video. It really helps to see it in operation.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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