Cutech or Grizzly Spiral Jointer

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Forum topic by Thorbjorn88 posted 03-11-2018 01:33 AM 249 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2018 01:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: g0821 40160h-ct bench top jointer

I’m looking to get a bench top jointer because I don’t have room for a proper floor unit. I mainly build guitars so the longest pieces of wood I need to joint are about 24-30”. I’ve narrowed it down to either the Cutech 40160H or the Grizzly 0821 and am leaning toward the Grizzly since it has an actual helical head instead of just spiral and its inserts have 4 sides instead of just two. But with shipping factored in (Grizzly shipping is a little cheaper) the Grizzly is about $100 more. Does anyone have experience with these or a different benchtop jointer they would recommend?

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#1 posted 03-11-2018 01:55 AM

I’m in the same boat.There are some videos on YouTube but not for the model # your looking at.I would be interested also.

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#2 posted 03-11-2018 02:27 AM

I have the Grizzy 6” Jointer with spiral cutter head (G0452Z). I love the thing. I would never get a machine like that with out the spiral cutter head. Of course that is my humble opinion…..

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 03-11-2018 02:31 AM

Helical all the way.

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#4 posted 03-11-2018 03:03 AM

I have the Cutech in an 8”. It does a good job on short boards, but not so great on boards more than 4 foot long. I am getting a spiral head Jet delivered on Tuesday that will take its place and I’m going to sell the Cutech. If all you do is shorter boards it will do fine. It actually leaves a nice finish on wood but I would think a true helical head would be better.

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#5 posted 03-11-2018 01:56 PM

True helical. I have the Cutech 6” and as soon as I unboxed it I knew I needed something else. It’s not a bad machine, it’s just not great. Just not enough cutting edges.

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