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Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer With Helix Cutter Head

Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer With Helix Cutter Head

09-01-2015 10:24 PM by Kelly | 6 comments »

GRIZZLY G0490X 8” JOINTER After a year of looking for a good jointer and losing out on three nice ones, due to procrastination, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new Grizzly 8” Jointer with the helix head. The model number is G0490X. The X indicates the jointer is equipped with a helix head. Assembled, the jointer is the heaviest tool in my little shop, weighing about five hundred seventy-five pounds. Now that I’ve ran some highly figured walnut through the ...

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Grizzly G0452 6" Jointer

Grizzly G0452 6" Jointer

08-13-2015 07:45 PM by Kurt T. Kneller | 3 comments »

I purchased this jointer this spring. In a nutshell, I am more than pleased. I do wish that I could have got the 8” jointer but budgets are what they are and when putting together a shop money has to be spread around.I think the fit and finish is spot on. The tables and fence are flat and move smoothly and have a nice finish.The damn thing runs really smooth with no vibration and can fill my chip bin faster than #####. It has handled everything I have fed it. I did hit a knot tha...

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General International 10" Helical head jointer.

General International 10" Helical head jointer.

07-08-2015 11:51 PM by Steve | 3 comments »

Tried my jointer for the first time, everything good except one bolt and washer was loose holding the pulley onto the shaft driving the head. It actually fell out and after 5 minutes of looking where it came from, replaced it and continued jointing. The safety guard over the head has a spring on a shaft that should return the guard after the wood has passed through, it did not really work so good so I preloaded the spring a little and sprayed a little WD-40 on the pin and everything worke...

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Review help needed !

Review help needed !

05-16-2015 02:51 PM by usmcshooter | 11 comments »

We are interested in demonstrating, and letting folks use a new mortise and dowel hole jig, for response and interest to help with how well it will be received in the market place, within 300 miles of Austin / San Antonio TX, or more if necessary ?? Anyone interested ? There are no wood shows to go to, to demonstrate this jig, so we are looking for individuals, a wood working club, or group of woodworkers to demonstrate it to, and let them use, for feed back. No cost or obligation. If you ...

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Good value if you can put up with shoddy instructions

Good value if you can put up with shoddy instructions

05-11-2015 06:37 AM by Dbhoosier | 11 comments »

There are plenty of reviews of the G0656 8” 3HP jointer on here, but the reviews seem mixed, so I thought I would add another, since I find this site extremely useful. THE GOOD: - It works as advertised. It gets my stock smooth and flat on one side and nicely square. - Pretty easy to finely adjust the tables and fence.- Price can’t be beat for length of beds and quality of fence system- Dust chute seems well designed and picks up the majority of shavings- On/off switch is ...

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Good product and service

Good product and service

03-23-2015 11:15 PM by da3t | 3 comments »

After reading a number of reviews on this site I bought this machine last year from Calgarys location, and wanted to contribute back. I was looking to upgrade from a lunchbox planer and get more serious about this hobby by also acquiring a jointer, and I have a small shop so space is an issue. The main competitor I looked at was Rikon, which looked like a crude imitation of the A31 in person and seemed kind of clunky. Way cheaper but you generally get what you pay for with woodworking equipme...

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Jointer Blades from Infinity Cutting Tools

Jointer Blades from Infinity Cutting Tools

03-17-2015 02:25 PM by frosty50 | 5 comments »

I was very impressed with Infinity Cutting Tools customer service. I ordered a set of new blades for my jointer as they were in desperate need of replacing. My son had used the jointer and the results were several nicks in the blade at least 1/16” in depth. My local sharpening shop recommended replacement do to the damage. I ordered them on-line and Infinity processed the order within a day and I received them through the mail within the allotted time. I was excited to get back to the s...

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BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED

BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED

02-19-2015 04:54 PM by steve421 | 5 comments »

I am writing my review in order to help people with their decision on a purchase of this unit. Before I begin I had some reservations about this and was unsure about making this investment, Even though it is an economical unit, 350 to 400 bucks is a lot to throw away on a piece of garbage that doesn;t work correctly Anyways I am more than pleased with this purchase. I never give 5 stars because when we write these posts we have no way of determining on how long something will last. I may writ...

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Part 1, So Far NOT So Good!

Part 1, So Far NOT So Good!

02-02-2015 10:08 PM by Hawk_Guy | 30 comments »

So I recently purchased the Shop Fox W1741 8” Jointer (Grizzly G0490). The machine came packed into 2 separate boxes and arrived with absolutely no damage. I’m going to write this review in a few separate posts as I progress through building, tuning, and operating this particular jointer. First let me start by saying that to my surprise this machine came with the serpentine belt and pulley as opposed to the v-belt on the older version. I was delighted to find this as this...

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Hammer A3-31 an updated Review

Hammer A3-31 an updated Review

11-21-2014 06:13 PM by Kopion | 32 comments »

I’m going to start from the beginning: I first contacted Felder/Hammer (just “Felder” from here on out) around spring of 2012, a few months before I was going to go back to school (while still working). Not having a Jointer and Planer was really interfering with my woodworking project list (there’s only so much you can do with plywood and borrowing others’ machines, right?). I spoke with their salesperson and he was pretty quick to provide me with a quote (I o...

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