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Review by Troy posted 1496 days ago 3962 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got this last week. Arrived in perfect condition, the base in its own box and the upper part in a birch plywood crate. No issues at all with assembly. Used the recommended plug and fired it up. Had to call to find out what the belt deflection was supposed to be cause the manual was a bit older.
This thing is a beast. My first use of the machine resulted in a rather pleasant result. I face jointed/planed a 8” wide board of ash which was not flat at all. I fed it through the helical cutter head and when I went to pull it off of the outfeed table, it was stuck; (not kidding). Turns out the table is perfectly flat and smooth and the cut was so awesome that it created a bit of a vacuum as a result of the fine cut. Don’t know what else I can say, but the results speak for themselves. The longer infeed table is just wonderful. All adjustments are fairly easy. The moving parts are all extra beefy and smooth. Going from this, to my 15” Grizzly planer to my 22-44 oscillating drum sander produces the flattest, most perfect boards I ever prepared; all with ease and speed. ~Life is Good~ Thanks for reading.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) || http://www.birchhillwoodcrafts.com




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#1 posted 1496 days ago

I’m looking to upgrade to an 8 inch jointer, what kind of price tag came with this?

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#3 posted 1496 days ago

I have a 6” Grizzly jointer and wish I had bitten the bullet and got the 8. Live and learn. Congrats!

-- Marc

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#4 posted 1496 days ago

I friend of mine (handplane) has an 8” Grizzly with the spiral head from several years ago. I used it a couple weeks ago. I put two boards face to face after jointing and they stuck together. I was amazed. I’m envious of both of you. It’s hard to buy anything less after using one of these machines. It’s also hard to pay more for a ‘yellow’ or ‘white’ brand.

I’m curious Troy, does your tag on the front of the machine say made in Taiwan or made in China?

Thanks,
-Rocko

-- -> Malta, IL -<

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#5 posted 1496 days ago

Says “China”

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) || http://www.birchhillwoodcrafts.com

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#6 posted 1496 days ago

troy congrats on your knew grizz jointer. i own a grizzly jointer too and just love it!!!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#7 posted 1496 days ago

gad Zooks, you guys are in the big time. Nice looking machine…............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 1496 days ago

Congrats..thats the exact jointer i want to buy…if I ever save up enough change!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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#9 posted 1496 days ago

Grizzly tools is why I started getting in on the lottery pool at work…..

-- -> Malta, IL -<

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#10 posted 1495 days ago

Troy, this is a nice review and you certainly added a quality tool to your shop. I have a great deal of respect for both Grizzly’s tools and their customer service.

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

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#11 posted 1494 days ago

Nice unit!

I think Xtreme90 is just showing off…and I’m jealous!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 1491 days ago

nice toy… looks great…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 1491 days ago

Thanks for the review Troy. I plan on purchasing a jointer as my next major power tool purchase and an 8” Grizzly is at the top of my list.

-- http://dbcww.wordpress.com

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#14 posted 1260 days ago

Thanks for the review. I’d like to upgrade to an 8” jointer some day. Being on a fixed income, it’s harder to get the “extras”. Have a good time with that new toy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#15 posted 1241 days ago

Great review, you have had the tool for some time now, have you changed out the blades yet? How do they wear? Are they easy to change? Any info would greatly be appreciated. Thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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