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Forum topic by jusfine posted 387 days ago 745 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jusfine

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387 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer griggio 12 question

Came across a nice 12” jointer last week with a 7’ bed, but I already have a General 8” which I had purchased new. Father of a friend is closing out his cabinet shop.

Price is right I think, does anyone have experience with this model? It has a 4 blade cutterhead, comes with 2 sets of HSS knives, one recently sharpened. Runs very quietly, I planed a 4’ long piece of oak, cuts like butter.

What are your thoughts?

So far I have been able to do pretty much all I need with the 8”, but there have been a few times the 12” would have been a benefit…

I do have adequate power and the room in my shop (I already measured).

Thanks for your input!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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ScottKaye

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#1 posted 387 days ago

Buy that puppy… specially since the price is right.. and oh, sell me your 8 inch cheap!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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Druid

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#2 posted 387 days ago

I have to agree with Scott. If you can afford it . . . BUY IT!!! Fairly simple items such as kitchen cutting boards could be made so easily compared to having to joint the individual pieces, then sanding after lamination. Looks like a bargain to me.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Shawn Masterson

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#3 posted 387 days ago

The first thing to ask is if you need or want it
what’s the right price
and last of all where can I pick up the 8” at.

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Loren

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#4 posted 387 days ago

Griggio is like a lower end SCMI. Pro grade though
and up to heavy work. The Italians know what
they are doing with woodworking machinery and
you won’t go far wrong buying most any Italian
machine in good condition.

Big jointers take up a lot of space, that’s all.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 386 days ago

So what’s the question? The price is right, you have the space and you have adequate power. And, oh yes, I get the definite impression you want it. Case closed—just go buy it and let us all know how it works in a nice tool gloat! ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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jusfine

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#6 posted 386 days ago

Thanks for the input everyone – I think my biggest concern was if this particular model was a lemon. I have not been able to find much online.

Thanks Loren, my General jointer is only a few inches shorter in length so space should not be an issue.

I guess you are right John, I sure wouldn’t mind it and it really wouldn’t stand out too much amoung the other General green machines…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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