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Forum topic by jerkylips posted 12-07-2017 04:43 AM 250 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2017 04:43 AM

I recently found a used Delta x5 6” jointer for $350 and was ready to pull the trigger, but then talked to someone who suggested looking at a new grizzly bench jointer – G0821. The grizzly is listed at $385 The biggest difference I can see is that the grizzly has a spiral cutter head. The fence system seems nicer on the Delta. I’m leaning toward the Delta, but having second thoughts. Any opinions?


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#1 posted 12-07-2017 04:58 AM

The two are in completely different classes. The Detla is twice (or more) the machine the Grizzly is.

Delta:

225 pounds, 2.5” 3 knife cutter head (6-1/8” cutting width), 46” cast iron table w/rabbeting ledge
Belt driven induction motor

Grizzly:

56 pounds, 1.875” cutter head (6” cutting width), non-adjustable outfeed table
30” table with “baked on non-stick coating”(???) – no rabbeting capability, short aluminum fence
Plastic housed universal screamer motor

I know which one I’d pick.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 05:40 AM

Thanks Brad! My thinking was that the new one has a better cutter head but the older one has better”everything else” – just wasn’t sure how significant that is

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 10:20 AM

I agree with Brad

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 12:45 PM

You can always replace the head in the Delta later with a Byrd. Go with the better machine.

-- John

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#5 posted 12-07-2017 03:09 PM

Good point about replacing the head – I hadn’t considered that. Thanks!

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#6 posted 12-08-2017 11:02 PM

So, I picked up the Delta today – it was supposedly in a basement workshop, & the table looks like it had never been used. The seller (used tool/consignment shop) gave me the price of $350 over the phone but when I got there it was actually priced at $400, so they didn’t come down any more. It did include a mobile base, though.

I look forward to going through it & setting it up tomorrow. Thanks for all of the advice!

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