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Forum topic by TDog77 posted 03-27-2012 01:22 AM 1249 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2012 01:22 AM

You know when I went and looked at the 735 and mobile base I was a little surprised at how much floor space it still takes up being a lunchbox and started looking at the stand alone machines and came across this one at a local dealer that has it for 2300 but at Grizzly it is 1500 to my front door and I am thinking if I put the spiral in the Dewalt it is only about 400 more then the Dewalt and marginally larger….Shouldn’t this be a no brainer here, why am I struggling with the idea? Maybe I just need some lumberjock support.

http://www.grizzly.com/outlet/15-Planer-with-Spiral-Cutterhead/T23097


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#1 posted 03-27-2012 01:43 AM

I have the the 20” grizzly spiral head and it works great, a floor model is so much better than a lunch box and the spiral head makes your planning so much smoother with a lot less tear out. No contest in my book. Go for the Grizzly.

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 01:45 AM

Don’t know if it makes any difference but I think it is a “Shop Fox” but it is listed on the Grizzly site??

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 01:49 AM

I hope that is not a misprint on Grizzly’s site since everywhere I have found this item it is listed for around 2300.

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 01:50 AM

i’d go with the real grizzly

http://www.grizzly.com/products/15-3-HP-220V-Planer-with-Spiral-Cutterhead/G0453Z

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 01:56 AM

? What is the difference and why is the shop fox on Grizzly’s site?

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 02:02 AM

shop fox is made by Grizzly

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 03:11 AM

The fox and the grizz come from the same supplier…there are very few minor differences between the two. They are both medium grade hobbiest machines. Most parts are interchangeable.

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 04:38 AM

The Shop Fox with spiral should be here on Friday. The reason it was soo much cheaper at grizzly is they are no longer going to carry it but it is still being made with no intentions of canceling it in the near future. Already got the first project lined up for it.

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#9 posted 03-29-2012 04:58 AM

Hey TDog, one thing I don’t see mentioned regarding that style of planer, I’ve not used one myself, is how much they snipe? The 735 I have doesn’t have any, you can’t see it you can’t feel it, and that is a plus and one of its selling points. With snipe you’re either dealing with doing some operation to remove it or reduce it or you cut it off. I don’t like either option, particularly cutting it off and wasting it.

But I would think by the size and thus weight of that cutterhead assembly it might not be an issue, but I’d like to hear. And do those big ones have cutterhead locks? Either automatic or manual?

Buddy of mine has a 20” I think, hardly if ever uses it an it’s only 2 years only. I might have to take a trip over there and give it a spin because now I’m curious. As always…

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#10 posted 03-29-2012 05:56 AM

Enjoy!

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