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Forum topic by BigJohn posted 04-08-2008 04:37 AM 3422 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2008 04:37 AM

Hello everyone. I have been wanting a tormek for a long time but cannot afford it, so I saw the new grinder from Grizzly and was thinking about buying one. I want to ask you all what you think first. Do you think it will be a good one? Thanks. John.

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#1 posted 04-08-2008 05:28 AM

Looks like Tormek’s patent has run it’s 20 year course and has expired.

Jet and now Grizzly is making one. I wonder who is next.

It’s a great system, so I can see why others are copying it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-08-2008 04:07 PM

WOW thanks for pointing this out.

I will have to check it into this.

-- Hope Never fails

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 02:47 AM

GREAT find- thanks for posting!!

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#4 posted 10-21-2008 03:14 AM

I ordered one of these from Grizzly. I sent it back the same day.
The leather stropping wheel is plastic with leather applied to it. It arrived shattered in 10 or so pieces.
I noticed the machine was not sitting flat. I put it on my shaper table and one corner was 3/16th of an inch off the table. The entire case is racked.
The shaft of the motor rides on a plastic wheel that has a rubber tire on it. The tire was so out of round that the motor actually bounced on the wheel as it turned making the machine very unstable. save your money and frustration.
bottom line is I’m ordering a Tormek

-- I want to know Gods are details "A. Einstein"

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#5 posted 10-21-2008 03:56 AM

Thats the chance we all take when we buy chinese tools. You never can tell if the quality will be good or bad from one tool to the next, let alone if it was shipped properly. Sounds like your’s took a dive somewhere along the line.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#6 posted 10-21-2008 04:14 AM

I personally can not afford to buy another Grizzly product.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 10-22-2008 04:27 AM

This is the slow speed grinder I use.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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