What do yal think of this Grizzly planer?

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Forum topic by brantley posted 11-12-2009 10:22 PM 833 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2009 10:22 PM

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I know Grizzly is a very good brand.. just thought id see what yal thougth about this planer for a beginner as compared to others.


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#1 posted 11-12-2009 10:43 PM

I have one and it is a verry good machine and an absolute bargain at the price.
The planer is quite heavy and well made. I have put all sorts of lumber through it and it has never “blinked” at any of it and produced a really good surface.
If the material you feed it is not too long you will see no sniping, but for long material you will need (as I did) to make a simple outfeed extention to prevent the possiblity of “exit length/weight” snipe.
If a planer of this capacity fits your requirements, I highly recommend this Grizzly planer, you will not be disappointed.
I would suggest you also purchase a blade honer – costs about $15 and once in a while give the blades a tune up. Another great thing about this planer is that the blades are reversable – giving you 2 sets of blades in 1.
Go for it.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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