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Grizzly Jointer/Planer Combo w/ Spiral Cutterhead

Grizzly Jointer/Planer Combo w/ Spiral Cutterhead

01-31-2014 11:34 PM by Matthew | 15 comments »

I recently purchased this machine, as a replacement for my Jet 8 inch jointer planer combo machine. Here’s my thoughts so far. Background:As stated above, I bought this machine as an upgrade to my 8 in Jet combo machine. This came as a necessity when I began working on building a traditional style workbench, and found the long and heavy slabs to be way too big for the small machine to handle, specifically for the planer function of the machine.I went back and forth on whether to get ...

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Grizzly Wet Grinder

Grizzly Wet Grinder

01-31-2014 10:01 PM by Matthew | 3 comments »

Wanted to do a quick review of the grizzly 10 inch wet grinder. I got the anniversary edition about a month ago, and have been very pleased with the results. Pros:Grinds, hones, and polishes wellVery happy with the polishing leather wheelVery good and repeatable results Cons:Jig is hard to square up, but is still useable Cannot flatten or polish blade backs unlike the tormek.Angle jig can be confusing at firstCould be better at catching water off wheel sides Overall, I would recommen...

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Grizzly G1033X Workhorse

Grizzly G1033X Workhorse

01-30-2014 03:30 PM by BoardSMITH | 7 comments »

Since my wife says I am very hard to buy a Christmas present for, I normally act excited and appreciative when I open a Christmas gift, even if it is something I already have or is the wrong size or color. SO I normally buy my own so I get what I can really use. I had a G0453Z that I purchased three years ago. It worked well and with the increased volume here in the shop I decided it was time to upgrade to a larger planer with added features and more power. (Sounds like Tim Allen doesn&...

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Product Rating, sort of, Merchant Rating for sure

Product Rating, sort of, Merchant Rating for sure

01-24-2014 01:46 AM by kajunkraft | 10 comments »

I recently purchased the Grizzly G0452Z jointer. It has the spiral cutterhead. Assembly was pretty easy, took about an hour. Directions were pretty good. Condition of all parts, finish, etc. was fine. The machine does an awesome job of flattening, as it is supposed to, and is very quiet (relative to the bladed versions). So, in my opinion this is a great machine. What I really want to comment on, however, is Grizzly’s customer service. This machine came in two boxes. Box 1 ...

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After resolving initial issues, this is a great saw!

After resolving initial issues, this is a great saw!

01-06-2014 02:20 AM by Paul D | 10 comments »

Initial Lemon Things did not start out so happily for me and the G0715P. It arrived off the UPS truck looking like it had probably been tipped over once or twice, but given that it was pretty well packaged I didn’t reject the shipment. I was able to get it down into my basement with a hand truck and unpacked it – no noticeable damage. I went through the entire setup process and everything seemed to be going well, until I tried to install the blade. There is a arbor lock but...

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Satisfied Customer - Recommended Machine (but watch for missing components)

Satisfied Customer - Recommended Machine (but watch for missing components)

01-03-2014 03:57 AM by lumbermeister | 2 comments »

NOTE: First posted this review a few weeks ago; now updated with my experience adjusting tables for Coplanarity, and updating my overall take on the machine. Duration of ownership at time of this review – 3 months. Reason for purchasing this unit – Parallelogram design for longer beds than dovetail of same width; 6” wide and 55” long would fit in my relatively small shop and, additionally, be easier to maneuver to a downstairs basement (compared to an 8” machine). ...

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Shaper Story

Shaper Story

12-29-2013 12:53 AM by soapmaker | 9 comments »

To review my story so far, I acquired an older grizzly shaper with only the 1/2 inch spindle. I ordered the other two. When I installed them they both had runout like a bent drill bit. I I initially thought the spindle cartridge may have some sort of issue after I installed the first set of spindles. I borrowed a spindle off of my work shaper and it lined up good with a runout of .004” So I took the first set of spindles and checked them on my work machine where they still didn’t improve. So...

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Grizlly G0656X 8” Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead

Grizlly G0656X 8” Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead

12-27-2013 03:41 PM by woodmaker | 10 comments »

Well, my lovely wife presented me an early Xmas present in November so I could Umm, make Xmas presents. so I ordered the Grizlly G0656X 8” Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead. I made a bunch of cutting boards so I ran a lot of walnut, Cherry and Maple through this jointer and it never missed a beat. I’m not going through all the hoopla of shipping/receiving and uncrating except to say it takes two to get that aircraft carrier of a cutter up on the stand. This beast weighs in at 600 pou...

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G0555LANV 14" Deluxe Bandsaw - Anniversary Edition

G0555LANV 14" Deluxe Bandsaw - Anniversary Edition

12-21-2013 08:50 AM by Shozzy | 21 comments »

Today I received my Grizzly G0555LANV 14” Deluxe Bandsaw – Anniversary Edition, it is my first “real Bandsaw” so I don’t have much to compare it to, this is my first tool review and i am writing this approx an hour after assembling the machine with very little use. That being said you can easily tell when a tool is quality by the appearance, the materials its made of and how it fits together. This bandsaw nailed all three of those, as soon as i opened the box i...

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My Early Christmas Present to Myself

My Early Christmas Present to Myself

12-17-2013 01:32 PM by Woodbum | 14 comments »

I recently purchased a new Grizzly G0604ZX jointer to replace an old 6” bench top jointer. This is my last upgrade to new tools from my old original shop tools that I have been acquiring since the mid 80’s. I am trying to get all of my major and most of the minor upgrades done before my retirement in 2 years when there will be no more checks coming in every 2 weeks. I wanted the 8” version, but a 76” fence just did not fit in my small shop footprint. Since I picked...

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