|Forum topic by Ant||posted 12-31-2012 09:39 PM||2695 views||0 times favorited||63 replies|
12-31-2012 09:39 PM
OK for those of you that remember I had posted a question regarding Grizzly Jointers a little ways back. I really appreciate the time, thought, and help you gave….... But new problem …. That’s what we’ll call it anyway
I am new to woodworking and am in the process of putting together my first woodshop in a 25×20ish garage. Originally I was going to purchase a 6 Inch jointer but after reading LJ’s decided maybe an 8 Inch Jointer would be a better Option. I then decided maybe a 12” Jointer would be the way to go but have been waiting for approval from my Banker (The Mrs)
Now she has decided to give me a budget LOL She’s funny like that
I was told I can spend 6 Grand and not a penny more…...... Hmmm I may be able to squeeze a little more out of her since it’s my money to begin with…... Don’t tell her I said that though : )
I am looking for LJ’s experiences with woodworking and machines AGAIN.
I have a 10” Professional Craftsman Cabinet / Hybrid saw that I will be upgrading to a Cabinet SawStop in the upcoming year or two > That is not part of this budget.
As far as what I want to do or build > Assume Everything and anything : ) That’s how I want to role baby!! I want to build the worst crap out of wood with the best equipment I can afford!! And that’s probably how it’s gonna be for awhile.
Other than the Table saw
I am really stuck on the Jointer, Drum Sander, and Bandsaw options
I was going to get the Grizzly G0490X with spiral head mainly because I like the idea of the Spiral Heads, Parrallelogram and the 8”. But in my last post I was advised that you can’t run an 8” board through this planer without some modification.
So I am now thinking of the Grizzly GO634XP because it’s a 12” Jointer and has a 12” Planer also built in. At least I get the Two for One and Spiral cutheads for both tasks. It looks like the fence is made of Aluminum although I am not sure. But do I REALLY NEED a 12” Jointer?
Does anyone have this Jointer / Planer Combo and if so what are the issues regarding it’s performance with both tasks? Seems to me every time you gain something (Like 2 in 1) You lose something. Do to my lack of knowledge of the subject I don’t have any experiences to draw from. If you have this machine IYHO what would you rather have or does it do everything you want it to?
Next on the list is a Bandsaw. I want to be able to Resaw lumber. I am planning on building a Solar heated kiln station this summer.
I am considering the Grizzly G0514X 19” 3 HP Extreme Series Bandsaw. Is 3 HP enough? Does anyone ever use the Brake on a bandsaw? I’m not sure if the upgrade to 5HP is needed or not. If so the G0531B seems like a nice option.
Last is a Drum Sander – I would like to get a WoodMaster but if I do that I am gonna have to Reduce the price on the Jointer and Bandsaw. Since those two machines and my Table saw will be the biggest workhorses of the process I really hate to NOT SPLURGE on those two machines.
Seems that every time I read a review on Drum Sanders the same Belt Tracking issue comes up. Makes no sense why manufacturers can design a belt system with a chain on both sides of the belt and gears on the rollers to keep tracking “On Track” So when it comes to the drum sander I would love the option of an open ended 3hp design like the Jet Pro Drum Sander 3HP 22-44. Any thoughts on the good the bad and the ugly on Drum Sanders?
Looks like I’m already over budget and gonna have to sacrifice somewhere or the wife is gonna have to extend my budget > And I doubt she budges and inch or a dollar…..... She just doesn’t get it…... When I die it’s ALL HERS LOL
I am dragging my feet on ordering anything because I am trying not to make the mistake that many make…. Buy something then realize it wasn’t big enough or good enough….... Sell at a loss and then buy something better…..
Any thoughts / help / direction / guidance / is greatly appreciated!!!!
Spend my money wisely because the old ball and chain aint gonna be happy if I have to sell it for an upgrade
Seriously though thanks in advance