|Review by Joe||posted 07-18-2012 12:11 AM||6096 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
It was time to upgrade my 6” Delta jointer, which has served me well for 4 years. I was planning to go with an 8” but decided to go ahead and get the 12”. This is my first Grizzly tool and so far it seems to be worth the money spent.
A1Jim done a good review on this jointer so I am not going to rehash the same info. I will go over a few issues I had with mine.
- Fit and finish is good, not great. It’s heavy, it’s quite, hey it’s a bear.
- The table faces and the fence face were very nice. The milling was spot on.
- The out-feed table was in parallel with the cutter head. Well it was .004 out which is in specs.
- The in-feed table however was not parallel with out-feed table. There are 4 eccentric bushing you adjust to get it in tolerances. This took me a long time, seems the more I tweaked the more out of whack it became. You start chasing the errors and making it worse. Anyway, I took a break for a bit and finally got it dialed in or within tolerances. I was afraid to trying to tighten up the tolerances because it can go the other way real quick, well for me anyway.
- The cutter head pulley and the motor pulley was out of line by quite a bit. Pretty simple though, just loosen the motor and move it inline. I used a 36” Veritas straight edge for this along with checking the tables.
- Installed 30 feet of 12GA wire and took the 5 footer off that comes with it.
- Just so you know the website shows the jointer comes with two v-belts and the G0706 uses the serpentine belt. They have now upgraded and the G0609X and G0609 comes with the serpentine belt along with aluminum pulleys.
Hope this helps the people on the fence…
-- Senior Chief