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Forum topic by Vrtigo1 posted 12-10-2010 06:12 PM 1379 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vrtigo1

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12-10-2010 06:12 PM

Found one of these on my local Craigslist in almost new condition for $250 and was wondering if it’s worth picking up? Anyone here own one of these that could give some feedback? I already have a 6” ridgid jointer that needs new knives, and was wondering if it would be worth it to pick this up and get rid of the ridgid? I really like that the grizzly has a built in mobile base, something that I wish my ridgid had.

So what do you think? Is it worth swapping out or should I wait and hope an 8” pops up?


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Kevin

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#1 posted 12-10-2010 06:58 PM

Link:
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=74654

Not much out there on it, but 2nd post gives a few things that are different.

Kevin

PS: Amazon reviews of the jointer.
http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-G0654-6-22-46-22-Jointer/product-reviews/B0017IF2NE/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

-- Williamsburg, KY

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 07:00 PM

I had the precursor to the 0654. Mine did not have the mobile base. It was a good little jointer. I did sell mine and upgraded to an 8” and am glad I did. But that is me, it all depends on what size material you will be using and the type of projects you build. If the Ridgid is working for you now, Why buy a machine with the same capacity?

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 07:50 PM

I have the 6” Grizzly. Love it. Have not really seen the need for an 8”.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 12:57 AM

I don’t see the advantage in swapping one 6” jointer for another. Both are 1HP. Both are around the same weight. The Grizzly has a 46” bed vs 45” on the Ridgid. The only real difference appears to be the built-in mobile base.

I have the Ridgid jointer and really like it. I built a mobile base using some 2×4s and 3” caster wheels. It increases the footprint slightly for added stability and raises the height about 3”. I bought the caster wheels from Grizzly. :)

-- Steve

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richgreer

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 05:14 AM

I have the G0604X jointer. I’m very happy with it. THe G0654 has a shorter bed, less power, 3 knives instead of 4 and it does not have the elevated switch. Still, I would expect the core mechanical parts to be similar if not identical.

The mobile base works real good on a smooth surface.

With respect to my jointer, you should not use it without a dust collector hooked up and running. The discharge chute will plug up otherwise. I don’t know if that would be true of the G0654, but I would not be surprised. Of course, you can always stop and clean it out after every few passes, but that would get old in a hurry.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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