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Slacker

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05-08-2008 09:22 PM

Several of the product comparisons I have seen recently in Fine Woodworking routinely rate Grizzly equipment as best value. I was wondering if anyone knew where this equipment can be purchased? Do you know anyone with these tools, and if so, what is their opinion?

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GaryK

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#1 posted 05-08-2008 09:33 PM

Check out the review section of this site. You fill find all kinds of reviews.

Click on REVIEWS in the tabs above and then BRANDS on the left of the screen and scroll down and click grizzly.

I have heard nothing but good about them.

You can buy them direct. http://www.grizzly.com

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

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wiswood2

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#2 posted 05-08-2008 09:50 PM

I own all grizzly tools but two, they are delta ,I wish I never saw one of them , It is in love with the UPS truck, It spends more time in the back of it than in my shop. Going back and forth to the repair shop that is 200 miles from my shop . The next time it will be the garbage truck in stead of UPS. I have nothing but good to say about grizzly, but some of their low line ,are not the best, you get what you pay for.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#3 posted 05-08-2008 09:58 PM

I will endorse Grizzly, too. My luck with them has been excellent. It is factory direct, but they ship right away.

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coronet1967

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#4 posted 05-08-2008 10:22 PM

had to settle for a grizzly bandsaw after a salesman at laguna jacked the price he quoted me up about $600 dollars, have used mine for a couple of years now, had opportunity to see a laugna bandsaw in action the other day i would not trade them even.

grizzly makes good products, i have since purchaced a 6 inch jointer and a table saw from them they work great, and are built to last in my opinion.

if you need a tool go to grizzly they are excellent.

jay angel

-- "not all those who wander are lost" JRR tolken

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khop

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#5 posted 05-08-2008 11:04 PM

I own a Grizzly bandsaw, 8” jointer, and several other smaller Grizzly tools. Nice tools for the money. If you get a chance, visit one of thier showrooms. Ask for a cataloge, but be warned, you’ll want alot of what they got.
KHOP

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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tenontim

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#6 posted 05-08-2008 11:29 PM

I think the trick to buying any tools is to find a magazine review on the type tool you’re looking for and see how it stacks up. I have a 15” Grizzly planer and couldn’t be happier. I also have their floor model radial drill press which works fairly well, unless I start using the larger Forsner bits, ie >1 3/4”. I plan to upgrade it to a 1 hp motor, which will solve the problem. I have one of their blade sharpeners, which I’m also happy with. Most of the look alike tools are made in eastern Asia anyway, so I don’t pay for a name. One of the problems I’ve heard people complain about is the extra charge for lift gate service. The trucking company that delivers my truck orders always sends a lift gate truck to my area on Mondays. So you might want to find out who delivers for Grizzly in your area, then call the truck company, or better, talk to one of their drivers, and find out if they have a special day that they send out a lift gate truck. It will save you the charge.

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juniorjock

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#7 posted 05-09-2008 02:09 AM

I own several Grizzly tools and they do what I ask them to. Their customer service is excellent. I don’t think you can go wrong choosing Grizzly.

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juniorjock

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#8 posted 05-09-2008 02:14 AM

One more point, they’ll ask you if you want to pay extra for the lift gate delivery. I said no. I was lucky enough to know an appliance store owner in town and asked that they deliver a table saw to their location. I live less than a mile away from the business so I asked them to call as soon as the truck pulled in. By the time I got there, the saw was on the pavement and the driver just asked for me to sign the bill of sales. Most of these drivers don’t mind helping you out, even if you haven’t paid extra for it.

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Joni Hamari

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#9 posted 05-09-2008 02:21 AM

Grizzly is a great product…order directly from them for a great price on shipping.
Also, the wood working shows have all the manufacturers right there to check out, and possibly at discount prices…Heck, I even got the Grizzly salesman to dance on top of the downdraft table for me to make the sale….What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?!

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com

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juniorjock

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#10 posted 05-09-2008 02:23 AM

That was a good one Joni!

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odie

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#11 posted 05-09-2008 02:45 AM

I bought ONE thing from Grizzly … and will remain “one only thing” NEVER AGAIN !!!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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Joni Hamari

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#12 posted 05-09-2008 03:26 AM

Actually, I should have said Grizzly is a great product for the money…The prices are tough to beat… Shop Fox is virtually the same product as Grizzly.

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com

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Don Niermann

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#13 posted 05-09-2008 04:14 AM

I have a 25 year old Griz contractors saw that has been in p[arts on the shop flopor shimming up the trunions to get it to saw straight. It now works fine AND HOPE TO HAVE IT FOR 20 MORE YEARS.

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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bfd

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#14 posted 05-09-2008 04:48 AM

I have two Grizzly tools. Grizzly 14” Band Saw G0555X with 6”riser & Grizzly 6” Jointer G0604. So far I have nothing but good things to say about the tools and the customer service. I personally think that they are an excellent value.

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coloradoclimber

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#15 posted 05-09-2008 05:50 AM

I’m one of the few grizzly nay-sayers. I’ve owed a small handful of grizzly hand tools and accessories and one of their 10 inch cabinet saws. I’ve pretty much been uniformly disappointed by the low quality and poor reliability of their tools. I do have to say their customer service is helpful and quick to respond but in a more ideal world I wouldn’t have so much experience calling on their customer service. The price tag of grizzly tools is low but the actual cost is much higher. I have not purchased a large piece of stationary equipment from grizzly in years. Maybe the quality has improved. Personally I doubt it but a LOT of lumberjocks seems very happy with their grizzly purchases.

Here are a couple links asking pretty much the same question around a year ago.

Are grizzly tools good quality?

Another mixed bag from Grizzly

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