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Forum topic by mmcracing posted 01-14-2012 05:26 AM 3393 views 0 times favorited 41 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mmcracing

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01-14-2012 05:26 AM

I have about $5k in my cart between 17” bandsaw, 8” jointer, 15” planer, drill press, and all the shipping. Has anyone previously received a discount from Grizzly by calling and haggling?


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 06:22 AM

Large order discount?
Uh… I hope you understand that you could pay Grizzly as much as

~$17,000 JUST for a bandsaw
~$7,000 for a jointer
~$10,000 for a planer
+$2,000 for a drill press
~$24,000 for a wide belt sander
ETC.

I don’t know about you or me, but looking at their catalog I get the idea that a “Large” order would have SIX digit$ and not FIVE. What I really find amazing is the wide range of machinery that Grizzly International offers and I am not EVEN talking about their $30,000—-$40,000 Southbend Lathes…

We are the little guys when it comes to WW-ing. ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Viking

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 06:28 AM

MMCRACING;

Ignore above and give them a call. You never know until you ask. At a minimum ask for free shipping.

Good luck and please post pictures of your shop after you get all your cool new tools.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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twiceisnice

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 06:51 AM

I would seriously consider not buying mail order machines. Depending on where you are , check out your local woodworking machinery dealer. They have good used high end machines. Also , go with the spiral cutterhead on the jointer and planer. Dont get sucked in on all these machines for the price. Remember , you get what you pay for.

CHECK OUT CRAIGLIST STATEWIDELIST

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mmcracing

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 07:00 AM

twiceisnice – I love my Grizzly G0690 that I purchased over the summer and have zero concerns mail ordering the machines I’m looking at. Both the planer and jointer I have selected have spiral cutters.

As for craigslist, I watch it weekly and never see what I’m looking for. Maybe with all the tree huggers here in California, there is no wood so people don’t buy tools? (joking).

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 07:01 AM

Mike I doubt mc is gonna buy the 16k dual conveyer horizontal resaw, and at that its 15,995 not 17k. Most of grizzley’s bandsaws are under 3k, and at that approx 1/4th are under 1k.

I also doubt mc is going to get a 16” jointer, which are about 6500.

Basically you’re just quoting a slightly inflated version of the top of the line INDUSTRIAL grade equipment that most people here won’t use.

P.s that dual conveyer resaw is really nice, and easy to use once you understand it. A company I used to work for had one, along with the 51” duel wide belt (with the digital controls).

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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twiceisnice

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#6 posted 01-14-2012 07:09 AM

I am just stating there are alot of alternatives to the machinery you have chosen.

Check out Wilke Machinery in york pa Now KH Machine

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mmcracing

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#7 posted 01-14-2012 07:11 AM

twiceisnice – thanks, but I wasn’t looking for alternatives.

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Loren

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#8 posted 01-14-2012 07:17 AM

you kiding? California is a great place for finding used machinery, especially
the light industrial type single phase stuff you’re looking at. Somebody had
a Grizzly 8” jointer and a Makita 2030 planer on the Craigslist in L.A. just
last week for $300 for the pair. Seller just wanted the machines gone
I reckon… but I see similar bargains often enough.

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twiceisnice

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#9 posted 01-14-2012 07:21 AM

THANKS LOREN.

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twiceisnice

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 07:30 AM

I was just on statewidelist and theres alot of woodworking machinery in california .

delta, powermatic.

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mmcracing

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#11 posted 01-14-2012 07:31 AM

I was just on Grizzly.com and they had exactly what I wanted. Imagine that. See thread topic.

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twiceisnice

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#12 posted 01-14-2012 07:40 AM

I live about 10 min from grizzly and have purchased machinery there. 5000.00 is mere chump change . It doesn’t hurt to ask though.

My one ? is why grizzly.

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Tyrone D

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#13 posted 01-14-2012 07:54 AM

Obviously mmcracing wants to order from Grizzly and he’s made up his mind. Don’t try to change that, instead help with his original question.

mmcracing,
It never hurts to try.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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adzdub

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#14 posted 01-14-2012 10:15 AM

Like the other people said definitely try to work a discount. But I recently went up to Bellingham Washington to visit some friends. As I was in the market for a metal lathe, I thought I would drop by their HQ. I had been looking at their offerings online. I was very disappointed with the quality when inspected in person however. Castings are ruff, The machined sections are wildly out of even their stated tolerances. And the sales man was just kind of like “yeah, and do you want to buy it or not?” I don’t think they ever had someone walk in and actually measure the tolerances before. I am glad I saw and tested their machines in person before I dropped any cash. I would not buy from them.

-- ego sum quis ego sum

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HorizontalMike

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#15 posted 01-14-2012 05:12 PM

TCCcabinetmaker,
Please don’t miss my point. Grizzly sells a lot of high end equipment and as such they may (NOT will) be rather insensitive to buyers of relatively smaller amounts such as the $5,000 referenced above. That amount may be big to us one-man shop/hobbiests (me included) but that amount may not even make it onto Grizzly’s radar screen.

FWIW, where I personally find that Grizzly excels is in customer service AFTER the sale.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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