|Forum topic by motownjg||posted 02-22-2013 12:32 AM||1385 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-22-2013 12:32 AM
Just received my new Grizzly G0725 6” Jointer from FedEx. I first ordered this a few weeks ago and was told there weren’t any in stock, check back after March 13th. A few days later I tried again and the order went through without a hitch. No damage visible from shipment and I spent time this afternoon as the manual said taking off the shipping grease from the cast iron fence and table. WD-40 pretty much did the trick. Parts assembly was pretty smooth for someone who has never owned a jointer before. I did have some questions though:
First, the knives seem nice and sharp and are positioned correctly according to the directions. However, the knife holder has some pitting at the ends of the steel/metal barrel or whatever you call it. Don’t know if that’s normal or not. ?
Also, how do you turn the knives so they’re top dead center? I know how I did it, but it was “very carefully.” Maybe there’s a better, easier way?
The finish is fine, there’s some overspray of the paint onto the outfeed table but its so minimal I can’t imagine it’ll cause me any trouble. I certainly realize that for the price I’m not going to be buying a renaissance piano. Best of all, Grizzly is green and its my wife’s favorite color. She even commented on it when she saw it in the garage. She has no idea what trouble she’s in for now…..