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Forum topic by Mike posted 07-02-2015 04:26 PM 511 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike

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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.

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Mike


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BroncoBrian

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#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.

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#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.

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#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

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