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Forum topic by ptbIII posted 01-10-2017 03:38 AM 1341 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2017 03:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question planerjointer

This item looks to be a pretty new offering from Grizzly. Anybody know anything about it? Or better yet, anybody want to contribute to my fund to buy and review it? ;-)

-- Paul


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#1 posted 01-10-2017 05:04 AM

https://www.gofundme.com

Good luck now

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 08:22 AM

It isn’t out yet so no info besides what is on Grizzlys site.

My view is it is $3165 for a 6” jointer and 13” planer with straight knives so it stacks up poorly to the 12” combo with segmented head for $450 LESS. If you don’t like changing over a combo machine you can get a 15” planer and 8” jointer with straight knives for over $800 LESS or a 15” and 8” jointer with segmented heads for $300 more.

IMO it is about the worst jointer/planer value in Grizzly’s lineup.

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 08:01 PM

I think the only benefit of this G0809 over any other solution, is that one person can be planing while another person joints. Even so, is the motor even strong enough to run two operations at once?

Huxley is right, almost any other options are better.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#4 posted 01-10-2017 08:33 PM

The old Makita (2030/N/S and LM3001) and Hitachi (F1000A) combo machines, which used a similar setup, were awesome. The main advantage to having two cutter heads is the ability to seamlessly go from one operation to another without having to ‘switch over’ (and they were never designed to have two people operating it at the same time). The other advantage is having the planer head fixed, which reduces the chance of snipe considerably. The down side is that the jointer portion is not as wide as the thickness planer section, although for a lot of people, that isn’t much of a concern. Either way, they certainly are ideal for people with limited space in their shop.

As for the Grizzly, I’m not sure they will be selling many of them at the price they are listing. As pointed out, there are far cheaper solutions that will do the same thing, but at the cost of a little more floor space. It also appears to have really short jointer tables compared to most other dedicated jointers. Perhaps to save a little more space? Compare the tables in the picture of the Griz to this Makita:

Those older machines are still around and can be found on the used market, although they are increasingly hard to find. They have received nothing but positive reviews over the years, and most people who own one are hesitant to give them up.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: The title of this thread is wrong regarding the ‘fixed tables’... it has a fixed head and the tables move, unlike the more common lunchbox planers. Just saying :)

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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