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Forum topic by bayouwood posted 12-14-2015 03:28 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bayouwood

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12-14-2015 03:28 PM

I have been wanting to get a cheap 6” grizzly jointer for a while now, and I realize they are disappearing.

http://www.grizzly.com/search/?q=(category%3a%22Jointers%22)&rankBy=price+asc

Anyone know anything about this? Will they introduce new models? Seems like everything under $1000 is going away…


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#1 posted 12-14-2015 03:37 PM

Looks like they are consolidating their product line, and phasing out duplicative products. What makes you say the ~$500 6” jointers are going away? Only one of the models is on closeout.

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#2 posted 12-14-2015 03:50 PM

The one I was looking at didnt even say “closeout”. It was just ON Sale.

Now its unavailable!

https://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-46-Jointer/G0654

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 03:55 PM

I imagine they are coming out with new models soon that would make those repetitive. You could probably call them up and ask.

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#4 posted 12-14-2015 04:13 PM

I have the Ridgid Jointer and I like it. It’s really easy to maintain and I haven’t had any issues with it.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-6-Amp-6-1-8-in-Corded-Jointer-Planer-JP0610/202269174

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#5 posted 12-14-2015 04:27 PM

Mike, didnt that jointer used to be a good bit cheaper? I want to say I saw it for $450 or 500 regular price.

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#6 posted 12-16-2015 05:38 PM

I am frequent visitor to the SW Missouri Grizzly showroom, and I’ve become friends with many of the employees there. What I have been told is the new catalog will be approximately 72 pages thinner. They are getting rid of things that haven’t been selling well over the years, which are moistly “extra” stuff and not actual machines. Most changes with the machines will be that some of their current products are going from being made in China to Taiwan. When I questioned this, I was told that the Taiwan plants have proven to have better QC and better made products for less $$ than the China-made products were. This change is bringing about new model #’s.

I’m really looking forward to their new Heavy Duty lathe. I think it’s like 24” swing with 32” between centers, and a tilt away tailstock. Images I saw were black like the anniversary stuff. Price was estimated mid-3K.

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