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Forum topic by cstrang posted 10-15-2009 04:44 PM 4901 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2009 04:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question grizzly canada ship tool planer jointer

I am looking into getting a Grizzly planer and maybe a jointer as well, I know they make good tools and they are reasonably priced, just one problem; I am a resident of Canada, I have a few questions and hopefully someone can help me out. Does Grizzly ship to Canada? If they do has anyone here had a Grizzly shipped to Canada and on avg. how much is the shipping, duty and brokerage fee? I have emailed Grizzly bet they haven’t gotten back to me in two weeks. Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 06:20 PM

Grizzly will not ship to Canada. They have a non-compete agreement with another direct import wholesaler in Canada….it’s rumored that it’s actually an agreement between brothers who own the two companies.

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 06:57 PM

I have a grizzly planer and bandsaw. for the most part I like them. cant beat the price.

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 10:55 PM

You may be able to purchase from Grizzly through a broker. I’m not certain about that. If you are able to do that, you’re still stuck with the problem of not being able to get replacement parts. That’s a shame, too. One would think that in this modern era of free trade and a world economy that there would be restrictions against non-compete clauses. Nothing I can do about it.

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 02:44 AM

I looked into buying a Grizzly bandsaw a while back. Dug around a fair bit and as knotscott says it seems there is an agreement that they will not sell into Canada. Doesn’t stop you from crossing the line and buying one down there and bringing it back. I think by time you factor in duty, shipping, taxes and whatever other costs it is probably cheaper to buy something that is retailed here, providing you can find comparable quality. There is also the problem of customer service and parts up here, if they won’t sell here they probably will not provide their usual level of customer service (which I hear is extremely good).

I’ve not found a satisfactory solution yet, let me know what you find out. St Johns is probably a bit far to jump across the line, but don’t rule out that option if you find yourself down south.

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 01:30 AM

Hey all,
Having emailed with Grizzly over the past week and speaking to a fellow Candian who just bought a bandsaw from them, I can tell you the following:

Grizzly can’t ship tools to Canada due to the non compete clause with Busy Bee, but if you buy a tools from them, they can ship parts to you for warranty. So, the one year warranty still works.

You can also have the tool shipped to certain facilities in the USA that will hold merchandise for Canadians for up to two weeks. Depending on which state you get it sent to, they may have no sales tax…Montana etc…

If you go to USA and stay over 48hours, you’ll save paying duty on $400 CAN of the purchase. Duty can be from 0 to 6% of the remaining value in CAN $. You Have to pay the GST and PST (Unless you’re province has no PST) on the full CAN $ amount of the tool.

So, if I buy a Grizzly 19” bandsaw for $1250 US and get free shipping to say Great Falls Montana, 1)no state sales tax…2) $1250 US converted to CAN today..$1307 CAN… 3) I would pay 5% GST and 5% PST on full $1307 CAN…equals $130.07 taxes. 4) Duty stuff… (Over 48 hour stay) save paying duty on 400.00 worth CAN….so 1307 – 400= $907 CAN subject to Duty…worst case 6% = $ worst case scenario total is $1307 + $130.07 + 54.42 = $1491 CAN dollars….

Plus whatever gas you have to spend to pick it up….I’ll be in Great Falls anyway on business, so gas isn’t an issue.

You can call Grizzzly about any other details I might have missed.

Good luck….Mitch

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 01:43 AM

Hey Mitch, thanks a lot for that post, very informative. This is one time that I wish I lived in the states, because of Grizzly’s non-compete agreement they are now just outside my price range and my too much hassle to get it here range lol. I would love to get a few Grizzly tools as my relationship with Delta has been on a downward spiral for quite some time now. It looks like Steel City is going to be my new best friend for the foreseeable future. Thanks again.

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#7 posted 10-30-2009 04:22 PM

Lots has changed in the last few weeks. BusyBee is now able to get you Grizzly tools. See


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#8 posted 10-30-2009 09:37 PM

Ian, I was very happy when I heard the good news but unfortunately it is not entirely correct, They were shipping to Canada but a spoke got thrust into the wheels, it seems that some of Grizzly’s tools aren’t CSA approved thus they cannot be shipped to Canada. Busy Bee is working with Grizzly to get a solution but when you will be able to order Grizzly in Canada is unknown as of now.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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