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Forum topic by UKCat posted 11-07-2012 08:31 PM 1029 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2012 08:31 PM

I am very close to purchasing a new jointer. I would really like to get an 8”er, but don’t have the space in my shop. I’ve been looking at the Grizzly G0452P and am about ready to place an order. My question is, should I fork out the extra and get the spiral cutter. Is there really that much difference to justify the extra cost?


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#1 posted 11-07-2012 08:37 PM

How much does it cost?

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 08:45 PM

$487 with shipping for the standard knife or $829 for the spiral.

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 09:19 PM

I have the 12”Grizzly spiral head Jointer and love it.

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 11:00 PM

it may seem like a waste of money for the spiral cutting head but the first time you put the first board through it you will smile and wonder why you even thougth of the lesser one.good luck and enjoy .i have a 20 inch grizzly planer with spiral head.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#5 posted 11-07-2012 11:20 PM

I am going to get the 6” jointer and the dewalt 735 planer. I would really like to buy rough lumber and finish it myself. I just don’t know how satisfied with the 6”.

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#6 posted 11-08-2012 01:25 AM

GET THE 8 OR 12 OR YOU WILL BE SORRY

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#7 posted 11-08-2012 01:25 AM

I really don’t think there is that much difference between the 6 and 8. You’re going to have to glue up a few to get the width you want. I’ve heard that smaller boards glued up like this are more stable than a solid 10 or 12 inches (if done correctly). I haven’t compared so can’t recommend. I have a Griz 6” and the 735. I’d like to have an 8”.... but then again, I’d like to have a 12” jointer too. That ain’t gonna happen.

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#8 posted 11-08-2012 01:26 AM

YES GET THE SPIRAL NO KNIFE SETTING

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#9 posted 11-08-2012 01:31 AM

I bought an 8” with spiral head. I am very well satisfied with it, but your situation may be different. Will you work with highly figured wood like curly maple or will you be working with mahogany? Does your supplier have wood that is <6>? At what width do you start to pay a premium for width? Are the dB created by the machine an issue for you? Spiral heads are much quieter. The carbide blades on spiral heads will last much longer than HSS blades, so you should factor in the cost of blade sharpening and replacement. Will you need to use longer stock for making book shelves or will you mostly make jewelry box type projects? Your projects determine the desired length of the jointer bed. HTH

-- Art

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#10 posted 11-08-2012 02:41 AM

I will be making some larger projects and know that I would be more satisfied with the 8”, but like I said, I am limited on shop space. Plus I’m not sure my shop floor could handle that much weight. I’ve thought about putting the jointer and planer off until I am able to increase my shop, but I don’t know if I can stand it that much longer. Done got bit by the wood bug I guess.

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#11 posted 11-08-2012 03:11 AM

YEP SO IS I, GOT SO MUCH DONT KNOW WHAT I GOT, ITS CRAZY

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#12 posted 11-08-2012 03:13 AM

Where you live Steve? I’m in Hopkinsville.

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#13 posted 11-08-2012 03:44 AM

If you get the 452P, check the machine carefully. I received mine and the casting was cracked, back side of the infeed table. The problem area was hard to spot. Yes Grizzly did replace the machine for me, just an FYI.

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#14 posted 11-08-2012 03:48 AM

Copcar, other than it being damaged, are you happy with the performance?

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#15 posted 11-08-2012 03:53 AM

UKCat – sorry, can’t answer that, yet. I have only powered it up, but have yet to run anything through it! Mine has the standard knives, not the spiral.

I will say that I am not 100% impressed by the way the fence mechanism works / is assembled to the machine. I had to lift it and re-tighten the bolts because the entire fence assembly was dragging on the table, and almost impossible to move back and forth. I have some UHMW plastic I will be adding to the bottom of the fence assembly where it rides on the beds, that should smooth things out nicely. Yes a minor fix but I just have a bad taste in my mouth so far with this particular Grizzly purchase.

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