|Review by Kevin||posted 12-22-2010 03:56 AM||6898 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
Placed order on 12/8 and it was shipped out on 12/9. It arrived 60 miles south from me on 12/10. I had to wait at the earliest to 12/14 to get it. Driver didn’t contact me so I had to wait until 12/16 to get it. UPS driver helped me haul it 80 feet into my garage. Both boxes did not have any dings or holes in them
at all. The driver told me they were extra careful with my package. Shipment weighed in at 582 lbs and the jointer fence was a bear to haul I can say that.
02. Hardware List
All hardware was included, some items were already attached to the joiner.
Cleaning was as expected. I just used mineral spirits and lots of shop rags. A few spots I’ve not taken the time to get off yet that is on the white part of the fence.
The next day had a friend come over and we assembled the jointer. It took a little over 2 hours. Everything was straight forward. Even if you do not have any mechanical experience you should be able to follow it pretty easily.
Adjusting was really easy. Everything is completely flat and square. I spent probably 15 minutes if that making sure everything was aligned and tuned correctly.
06. Customer support
I contacted Grizzly prior to purchasing the jointer. They always get back the same day if I email in the morning.
After jointing several BF I am extremely happy so far. I had looked at the Grizzly 6”, JET 6” and Powermatic 6” for several weeks before checking this 8” Grizzly out. I have done the coin test and it passes with ease. The jointer is actually really quite and does not vibrate like other reviews that I have read. After 16 Hours of use the belt does need to be re-tensioned from what the manual says.
-- Williamsburg, KY