bench top jointer

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Mike posted 07-02-2015 04:26 PM 667 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Mike's profile


8 posts in 3257 days

07-02-2015 04:26 PM

I know the consensus on this site about bench top jointers is somewhat negative but do to space limitations I have been looking at the Grizzly bench model # G0725 6”x28” is anyone familiar with this model and how it performs I am not a furniture maker I make small projects so I don’t need a floor model any answers are appreciated.


3 replies so far

View BroncoBrian's profile


438 posts in 1927 days

#1 posted 07-02-2015 04:51 PM

Look for a JET combo jointer/planer online. It will be better, or you will be able to sell it for little to no loss.

If you cannot get a good flat surface and another flat and square surface, nothing else will join properly.

-- Bigfoot tries to take pictures of me

View Jimarco's profile


15 posts in 1075 days

#2 posted 07-02-2015 05:11 PM

The Grizzly looks like the same one I have just a different name. It works fine for small to some medium projects. $225 is a good price.

View paxorion's profile


1107 posts in 2014 days

#3 posted 07-02-2015 05:56 PM

I have a benchtop jointer with cast iron beds and an aluminum fence (Steel City one). The jointer works fine for face jointing shorter boards (up to 2.5 – 3 feet without too much difficulty). Edge jointing is a difference matter since the fence doesn’t lock reliably.

The Grizzly model with cast iron beds and fence (I would imagine) should work better than mine. However, note that I bought mine second hand for under 3 figures, and it has a segmented cutterhead. I was constrained to benchtop because I have to lift and move it in and out of my house for use. For the price of a new benchtop jointer, I wouldn’t go with benchtop if there’s even an option to wheel around the machine and store it in covered/weather protected storage.

-- paxorion

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics