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Powermatic PJ-882HH 8-Inch Parallelogram Jointer & Mobile Base Review

Powermatic PJ-882HH 8-Inch Parallelogram Jointer & Mobile Base Review

04-26-2016 05:06 PM by JBrow | 6 comments »

Purchase Decision. Woodworking is a hobby in my 2 car commandeered garage. I thought it time to upgrade from my 6” Craftsman jointer with its 36” long bed. The Craftsman never let me down since the late 1980’s, continued to work well, and was a great entry level jointer. However, it lacked the convenience of a long and wide bed. Replacing straight knives was always a challenge. In addition to an 8” wide X long bed, I wanted a helical cutter head and tables mounted with a parallelogram...

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I can see not wanting to work without it in my future

I can see not wanting to work without it in my future

04-05-2016 03:06 AM by ic3ss | 13 comments »

I scratched an old itch a couple of weeks ago and bought a Domino. I’m making a bed frame and this was the perfect project for this tool. Lots of slats and rails, lots of domino joints. It needed a slight calibration out of the box but was pretty easy to do, and has been a real force multiplier in saving me lots of time. I still have a ways to go on it and the domino work is mostly done, but it really has surpassed all of my expectations. It really is simple to use and as accurate you w...

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Nice upgrade

Nice upgrade

03-05-2016 04:07 PM by Jarrhead | 8 comments »

I’ve been woodworking for about 15 years now. One of my first machines was a Jet JJ-6CSX jointer. It is your basic entry level floor standing machine. It has served me well over these many years, but I frequently found its capacity lacking. I wanted to upgrade to a 10” or 12” jointer, but was stymied by the fact that my shop is in my basement, and the only access is very limited. So I settled on an 8”. I figured it would do 98% of all the jointing I will ever need. So, 8” it is; but wh...

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No product support

No product support

11-23-2015 02:15 PM by Sparkie259 | 35 comments »

Bought it less then a year ago. It had to sit in the box for a while while I transferred to a new base. Finally got to set it up which was easy till the test. The blade was off. The side closer to the fence was cutting high. By looking at the instructions I figured it would be easy to adjust. Wrong! The cap screws were frozen. Three of them turned no problem but I couldn’t get the rest to budge. Since it is still under warranty (at the time of writing this) I contacted Grizzly for help....

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Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer With Helix Cutter Head

Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer With Helix Cutter Head

09-02-2015 03:24 AM by Kelly | 21 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

08-14-2015 12:45 AM 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.

07-09-2015 04:51 AM 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 07:51 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 11:37 AM by Dbhoosier | 14 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

03-24-2015 04:15 AM 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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