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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 08-06-2010 03:00 PM 3469 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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b2rtch

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08-06-2010 03:00 PM

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Last week I was reading on amazon a review for a Grizzly cyclone. The person who posted the review did like the cyclone very much but he had to replace the motor at least three times in a very short time. In fat he had so many problems that he gave up and he bout another brand

I read somewhere else about issues with Grizzly electric motors.
Last week I was reading on Grizzly web site about their cyclone equipment and I noticed that they write that contrary to the popular rumor they have not more problem with electric motor than anyone else does.
Just this disclaimer makes me very suspicious that they in fact have more problems than the competition does .
So did you experienced issues with your Grizzly equipment because of the electric motor?

Thank you.
Bert

-- Bert


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TheWoodNerd

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 03:11 PM

I’ve bought a Grizzly tablesaw, cyclone, drill press, and jointer with no motor issues at all.

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 03:17 PM

Actually, I recall one issue. The jointer was vibrating on shutdown, right when the motor brake kicked in. I emailed about it, a couple hours letter I got a call from Grizzly with some stuff to check. One of them was to tighten the belt pulley setscrews, which I did. The vibration was better, but still there. Grizzly shipped me a new motor and when I went to replace it, I found that I had missed a second setscrew on the motor shaft. When I tightened it, the vibration went away completely. So I ended up with a brand-new 3hp motor, still trying to find a use for it.

So I guess the real point is that I’ve had no motor issues, but even if I did Grizzly would make it right.

Bert, I think you’re experiencing analysis-paralysis. Just buy the dang thing. :)

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 03:19 PM

I have quite a few Grizzly tools and the only problems I have had were not with the motyors. I had a problem with an air compressor and a planer. Both items were replaced at no charge and I have been problem free. I have—a tablr saw, band saw, air compressor, planer ,dust collector,grinder, and sharpening station. all of which are Grizzly and all work fine and I would not give up.

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b2rtch

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 03:21 PM

So I ended up with a brand-new 3hp motor, still trying to find a use for it

TheWoodNerd, if you wanted to make a donation I certainly could use it , I want to replace the motor on my table saw which is too weak..

-- Bert

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 05:05 PM

I have had no problems with any of the motors on my Grizzly machines. I have a 2hp TS motor on my Z series TS. The DP, Combination sander, DC, and Lathe all work fine. In fact the only motor I had any problems with was on my Delta Planer and I replaced it and have had no more problems. So there’s going to be a bad one some where down the line. I’ve heard Grizzly has had issues with some of their stuff, but hadn’t really heard anything about the motors.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 05:31 PM

Hey Woodnerd, are you saying Grizzly did not want the motor back after you were able to fix your machine without it?

That is great customer service! :|

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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jusfine

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#7 posted 08-06-2010 06:38 PM

I agree David!
It’s so easy to jump on the bandwagon and agree with the negative opinions without personal experience…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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