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groland

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796 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer questions

I saw a Grizzly 8-inch jointer and have decided to buy it. I have a few questions I hope you can settle for me. First off, I was impressed with the condition of the machine. It looked almost new as the seller said in his ad. I took an 8” piece of rough-milled 4/4 cherry and jointed one side. It did a nice job. Smooth, pretty quiet operation.

I did have a couple of slightly cupped spots, but I noticed they were in different locations with different passes, so I assume this was maybe the fault of my technique? (I have only used a 6-inch jointer before on much smaller, lighter boards.) If the board was slightly bowed and, when changing hands while passing it through, I pressed the board downwards, I assume this might account for the cupped areas?

The wide, long bed provides a good secure feeling while jointing big timbers.

Also, when tightened, I could grab both ends of the fence and rock it for and aft about 1/16 inch. Is this something I ought to worry about or is it just likely something in need of adjustment?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a large jointer?

Thanks,

George


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 796 days ago

George, that is by no definition a large machine but is considerably larger than a six inch machine. That slop in the fence is inherant with many import machines. It may be able to adjust out, dont know without seeing it. Its really all about price. Dont know what a 1018hw is in plain english . I have an 8 inch grizzly with spiral cutter,etc. Its ok. It will be gone as soon as I find the right deal on a dj 30. As for as your last question: Given you have space, there is no disadvantage for a larger jointer. Enjoy. JB

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knotscott

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#2 posted 796 days ago

As long as the fence stays 90° to the table it should be fine. As long as the tables are flat and coplaner, the fence is straight there should be no worries. It’s nice if it’s free of bearing and motor issues, but those are both fixable. The G1018 is in the range of 8-12 years old, and was a well regarded tool….made in Taiwan, 1.5hp motor. $400-$500 in good condition is a reasonable deal IMO.

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