|Forum topic by Jim||posted 02-26-2010 04:51 PM||2153 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-26-2010 04:51 PM
After retiring 5 years ago I’ve been on a mission to upgrade my shop equipment. I try to get it right the first time but after getting a spiral head planer I’ve been thinking about replacing my Grizzly 8” GO586 jointer with a spiral head version, not limited to Grizzly. Changing the cutter head on it would probably be the most economical but I am open to getting a new one, if I could sell the Grizzly.
I read all I could find here and I think I understand the differences between the spiral head versions and the blade type, mainly that the blade type might give a smoother cut in non-figured wood but the spiral head will stay sharp longer, is quieter and is easier to maintain.
It seems a bunch of you have the Grizzly version but does anyone have experience with other brands? Honestly, I’m not sure doing this is really that beneficial. I had no problems upgrading my saws and planer but this one is not so clear as my son-in-law feeds me just enough work for his custom furniture business to allow me to consider things I could not otherwise justify. Maybe I need to consider using the little extra money I earn for something nice for the wife, instead.