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Forum topic by MrWhite posted 04-09-2013 03:16 AM 811 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2013 03:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer


I want to purchase a grizzly 15” planer. Ideally I would like the spiral cutter head but I can’t afford that now and could always change the head later. I would like the new one (G0453), but I have an opportunity to buy a G1021 that I have found on CL for considerable savings. The guy selling it says that he has had it for 10 years and only used it twice.

Here’s how I see the differences.

The 1021 has an open stand with no wheels, the motor on top so no return rollers, and rollers for intake and out feed.

The G0453 has an enclosed stand that houses the motor, integral wheels, return rollers on the top, and cast iron intake an out feed tables.

So the dilemma. Grizzly has the G0453 on sale for $1050, it’ll cost me about $1130 with tax. I think I can buy the one on CL for under $500 with no tax. The cost of freight from grizzly is about the same and the cost of gas and tolls for me to drive to get the CL one, so I have removed that from the equation.

What do you think? Do you think that better features of the G1021 are worth the extra $600? Do any of you have a G1021 and care to share your opinions of it?


Mr. White


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#1 posted 04-09-2013 04:34 AM

Mr. White, I have a 1021 that I bought used. It’s the only planer I’ve owned so I can’t compare it to any other. I can say that I have no complaints. Looking at the g0453, I don’t see anything that I’d consider worth the price difference. The only thing that the G0453 has that I wish mine had had was the mobile base. But it only cost me $70 to build one.

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 06:05 AM

$500 is about tops for a G1021; I often see them on CL for $350 to $450. Some say (can’t confirm this from experience) that the solid extension tables add friction (compared to the rollers) and may inhibit the feeding of material. Occasionally you see a 1021 with the spiral cutter head, which would be worth grabbing if you should come across one.

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