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Forum topic by Gbnaculum posted 01-12-2018 04:35 AM 818 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gbnaculum

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01-12-2018 04:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly back order

Anyone know what’s up with grizzly? So many of their woodworking machines are back ordered, jointers and planers in particular. Factory worker strike or something?


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#1 posted 01-12-2018 03:10 PM

manufacture some anticipating demand, as those are purchased, manufacture more..

that way you dont gear up, anticipating you’ll sell 500 table saws in the first quarter of 2018 only to find that 150 sold and you’ve got a warehouse (or multiple) with a couple hundred table saws sitting in them until summer(ish)

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#2 posted 01-12-2018 03:25 PM

There used to be a saying in the distribution business that “you can’t sell anything from an empty wagon”, meaning you need inventory on hand or your customer will go elsewhere. Nowadays it seems that some companies are willing to gamble that the customer will purchase from that empty wagon and is content to wait. Of course, some customers aren’t willing to wait and go to the competition.

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#3 posted 01-12-2018 03:33 PM

No worker strikes in China. Not allowed.

When things come over on a boat there c an be lots of supply interruptions. Stormy seas, customs, etc.

Also I have noticed there is usually a pretty good lag when they introduce new models.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#4 posted 01-12-2018 04:45 PM

sometimes difficult to find good local agents with room in their quotas. but seeing it happens pretty often with grizzly, can be their business model.

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AlmostRetired

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#5 posted 01-12-2018 05:26 PM

I’m just glad they aren’t as bad as Jet parallel clamps.

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#6 posted 01-12-2018 06:00 PM

Shiraz from Grizzly had mentioned on SawmillCreek a week or two ago that there are three issues that are affecting their supply issues. Here is a link to his response.

1) The US economy is much better now than in years past, leading to higher demand from hobbyists on non-essential items such as power tools. Similarly, with the improved economy, the demand from professionals has also increased.

2) China’s version of the EPA has been cracking down on many of the factories over there to ensure they are meeting regulations. It seems like China is trying to take ownership of their pollution problems. A definite step in the right direction. However, it appears to be inconvenient due to their lack of inventory.

3) Grizzly’s factories are swapping over to new German made CNC machines that will be making a large number of their current machines, and likely new models in the future. This is evidenced by the new G0834 16” Jointer.

That G0834 is a pretty sweet jointer, and one that I am seriously contemplating. But it is 1000lbs, and that may be too heavy since I have 2 moves planned in the next 4 years or so.

-- Breeze

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