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Forum topic by dgrant posted 02-29-2016 09:30 PM 477 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dgrant

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02-29-2016 09:30 PM

Hello All,

This isn’t one of those post where I am asking for buying advice regarding these two machines. I have narrowed my decision down and will purchase one or the other, mainly based on cost. I would get a One Way but there is No Way I could afford it.

My question is a simple one. I have examined all the specs between these two models and I am somewhat confused as to why the machine with the bigger swing and more powerful motor is 150 dollars cheaper than the other. Why the difference in cost? Does it have something to do with the type of motor or is it the difference in the bed length? I see a few other minor differences but nothing jumps out. I will probably buy the 733 for the simple reason that I’m not tall enough to be comfortable on the other machine. Plus it has all the power and swing I will likely need.

Thanks.


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#1 posted 02-29-2016 11:31 PM

When I got my 733 I actually wanted the 766. It was when they first were introduced and I was asking the same question you are. I read all the “reviews” which were really speculation and conjecture (because no actually had gotten one yet.)

Over the following 2 or 3 months I called Grizzly many times and drove them crazy with questions, and finally decided to bite the bullet and order the new 766. But the day that I finally decided to call I was told that the 1st delivery wasn’t going to be for 3 more weeks (which had been delayed several times already) and the lady told me that all the units in the first shipment were spoken for. She told me there was only ONE that would be available on the 2nd shipment and she could reserve it in my name, so I said yes. I was 6 or 8 questions into the order process when I asked her when that 2nd shipment would be.

“About 3 months, providing there are no more delays at the manufacturing end” . Well, my wife will tell you that patience is NOT one of my better qualities, so I changed the order to the 733, which she had 4 or 5 in stock.

I got my 733 just 6 days from the order and within a few weeks the folks that had gotten the first of the new 766s were already starting to complain about problems with their new lathes. If you haven’t already, search for Grizzly 766 problems and you can see what kind of issues they’re having.

So far I’ve been happy as a pig in mud with my 733. I’ve made probably 35 or 40 things on it (bowls, handles for lathe tools, and a few other things) and I couldn’t be happier. Setup was a breeze, and it has run flawlessly since day one. I already knew that this would be the last lathe I was ever gonna buy, and I am glad I didn’t wait for the 766 because this 733 is more than powerful enough to do any thing I can imagine. I’d recommend this model to anyone.

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#2 posted 03-01-2016 09:08 PM

Grizzly has already said G0766 price only introductory they expect to raise the price eventually. No idea on how big that price increase will be or when it will come. If need the bigger lathe might call and check availability and order.

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