G0609x vs G0834 -12" Grizzly Jointer

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Forum topic by jcyphert posted 01-03-2018 05:42 PM 1563 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2018 05:42 PM

I’m considering a new 12” Grizzly Jointer and am wondering if anyone has some insight on the two models.
From what I can tell:
-609x has a 3HP motor vs the 834’s 5HP
-609x has 60 inserts vs 96 on the 834 (giving the 834 10k more cuts per minute)
-The 834 is made in an ISO 9001 Factory while the 609x is not

Aside from that I don’t see much difference. All of this said, the 834 seems like a better machine but it is actually $245 less. ($2995 vs $2750) So my concern is why? What is the difference and why isn’t it more money for the seemingly better machine?

Thanks for the insight!

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#1 posted 01-03-2018 06:06 PM

According to this you’re correct. The less expensive model seems superior in every way that matters.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 07:19 PM

Only Grizzly could answer your question, but it was interesting to me that the cutters are different on the 2 machines. the 834 cutters seem more robust (larger and thicker) and the weight difference isn’t trivial.

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#3 posted 01-03-2018 07:38 PM

Thanks Fred! It looks like the 834 is about 250lbs heavier.

After speaking with Grizzly, the 834 is a new machine for 2018. They are expecting more stock of the 609x on the 15th of January, and nothing for sure on the 843 until February. I’ve gone through this moving date target before with grizzly so I won’t get my hopes up. That said, I’m leaning toward the 843.

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#4 posted 01-03-2018 07:46 PM

I suppose they managed to reduce costs on
the new model somehow despite the nicer
specs and maybe haven’t figured out what to
do with the old ones. They might put them
on sale later or something.

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#5 posted 01-08-2018 06:00 PM

I am thinking that the lower price is a result of their new German made CNC machines that they are currently or very recently set up. The G0834 does look like a home run, especially since they are outfitting it with a Shelix style cutterhead. The only downside to me is that it is over 1000lbs. Moving that beast would be nearly impossible. But if you have a dedicated spot for it, and will never need to move it, then you are golden.

I wonder if they will be coming out with new designs for their planers that utilize this new CNC machining.

-- Breeze

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