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Forum topic by Absolution posted 12-19-2016 02:49 AM 2413 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2016 02:49 AM

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Hi all,

I seem to be giving my 12.5” Dewalt lunchbox planer too much work and I’ve been looking to upgrade. In my research I came across the Grizzly G0815 15” benchtop planer for around $1000 shipped. Here’s the link:

This caught my eye because of the reasonable price and small footprint given that my shop is kinda small. Have any of you had experience with this? Reviews are scarce since it’s a newer model for Grizzly. Do you have any recommendations on similar planers that might be a better deal or more tried and true?


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#1 posted 12-19-2016 06:53 AM

Check on web & YouTube the Rockwell RC-33, Rockwell Invicta 22-650, and Delta 22-660 as the Grizzly G0815 looks like an update. Those planers were around for some time.

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#2 posted 12-19-2016 08:18 AM


That thing does look remarkably similar…

Delta RC-33:



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#3 posted 12-19-2016 08:18 AM

Rockwell RC-33 is also what I highly recommend!
Been using it for quite sometime, and I am satisfied it!

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#4 posted 12-19-2016 12:40 PM

Calling that a benchtop is a bit of a stretch. Probably weighs well north of 300#.

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#5 posted 12-19-2016 01:15 PM

At 340lbs you better eat your wheaties before scooting this over to the side. I would go the extra $225 for the 453 and be done with it. Good table extensions and more importantly, ease of moving the dang thing around. If you have a small shop, you will want to be able to poke it into a corner when you move past the surfacing phase of your project. Otherwise, the GO790 is the benchtop solution – at least it has top rollers for convenience.

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#6 posted 12-19-2016 03:01 PM

I have to admit I was somewhat interested in the same planer until I saw that there wasn’t a helical head option. Likes: The head moves down to cut vs. the table, making in feed and out feed tables consistent heights throughout the planing process. Dislikes: No helical head option. No return rollers. No reviews. Small table which inviteshould sniping issues.

Interestingly I’m looking to replace my Rockwell 13 as my (lunchbox) Steel City planer did a better job but was very noisy and ran on 120 volt.

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#7 posted 12-19-2016 04:01 PM

Boy! I was looking at that Grizzly as well. But at nearly 400lb, I don’t think so… And I don’t think my planer table on wheels could handle that kind of weight. In the mean time I just recently fixed my lunchbox planer (bad switch) and all is well with the world again. ;-)

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