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Forum topic by OAKSPSD posted 01-08-2013 10:31 AM 717 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OAKSPSD

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01-08-2013 10:31 AM

Hello, new member and hobby woodworker hoping for more in the future.

I need to upgrade from my Delta six inch jointer and have been looking at Grizzlys GO609X. I know there have been a couplle of posts pertaining to this jointer but I was wondering if anyone had anything recent to add. I am thinking about buying one in the near future in the hopes that i will not need another in the next decade.

price just bumped up and I want to finish setting up my shop to start making dust again.

Any new information or updates would be appreciated. Will fill out profile later but at work now. S


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#1 posted 01-08-2013 12:14 PM

I have no experience w/ the 609x, but I am officially jealous that is a hobby woodworker just starting out that you get a 12” jointer =)

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 06:54 PM

I will say that I have been woodworking for years and I then did work overseas so I have been out of practice. This last year I got work back stateside and have been setting up my workshop (30 by 40) and I wanted to upgrade to some larger tools that I will not have to replace in the near future.

I know that this particular tool and company have been topic before and I found the information useful, it is just that I was trying to get some kind of feedback before I splurge for something so expensive.

Yes, it is a lot for a hobby woodworker, but I am hoping to get back into the swing of things again and again make projects for others for a little extra income.

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 07:41 PM

I have one and have no complaints. It’s quite with no vibration and produces great results. I don’t look at grain direction anymore and never experienced any tear-out, but I take really light passes. One thing I would say is that it takes up a lot of room and it’s very heavy. I don’t have mine on a rolling base so where it sits it stays. Good luck…

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