|Forum topic by MrWhite||posted 04-09-2013 03:16 AM||465 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-09-2013 03:16 AM
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?