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Forum topic by darthford posted 10-14-2013 10:38 PM 1609 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-14-2013 10:38 PM

Thanks to all here who helped me research the jointer, I saved enough money I decided to buy a bandsaw too! I almost went with the 17” bandsaw, but for another $355 I got a bigger table, 2 more inches throat capacity, rack and pinion table tilt, 3HP vs 2HP. I already have dual 30amp 220vac outlets and cords so I’m good to go there.


Grizzly G0490 8” jointer with Byrd Shelix 8” cutter head

Grizzly G0514X2B 19” Bandsaw 3HP Extreme-Series w/brake, mobile base, and Timberwolf blade

Its starting to look like a wood working shop…LANDED

Powermatic PM2000 cabinet saw – check
Powermatic 15HH planer – check
Grizzly cyclone dust collector – check
Delta 18” woodworking drill press – check
Leigh DR4 24 Pro w/accessory kit – check
Incra miter 5000 – check
Milwaukie pistol grip router – check

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 11:52 PM

Congratulations on the beginning of a very nicely equipped shop. :) Enjoy all your toys, er tools.

-- Art

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 12:05 AM

Sounds like a tool gloat is in order! Enjoy this time. It does not happen too often, though the memories will last for a very long time!...

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 12:34 AM

Grats!! I’m pretty sure you just spent more money on those two tools than I have in my entire shop combined!!!! I’ll get there one day

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 12:13 AM

Nice choice Darth!!! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. That Byrd head should do wonders. You may not even have to do much prep work to your surfaces.

-- Don't mind me, I'm just soaking up knowledge

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#5 posted 10-16-2013 12:22 AM

Also, if I’m not mistaken, the Grizzly G0490 is pretty much the same thing as the Delta DJ-20 which has a pretty good rep. Made on the same assembly line even. I was going to get the G0490 before I ended up settling on the G0656P jointer and G0703P DC combo you may remember from a few months back.

Part of me wishes I had spent a bit more on the G0490. Shimming is a real pain and took me damned near a half day till I finally dialed it in “close enough”.

I’ve got my fingers crossed UPS Freight doesn’t loose your order in transit like they did on my order. Grizzly made it right in a matter of days though. They were great to deal with.

Enjoy your new toys!

-- Don't mind me, I'm just soaking up knowledge

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#6 posted 10-16-2013 12:35 AM

I own both, the jointer with the spiral head is AWESOME!!!! The wood comes off with a glass smooth finish. As for the BS I cut 6-7’ half split 14-16” diameter logs on it and with the 1tpi Timberwolf blade it never slows down or bogs in the slightest, cuts right through like a hot knife through butter even on seasoned red oak and cherry didn’t even slow down.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#7 posted 10-16-2013 01:25 AM

Hey clafollett I remember you getting same dust collector as me, how do you like it? I just ordered a 20’ hose for mine because 10’ just seemed too short. I almost went with the G0656 I liked the panic off button better and the hand crank control on the fence but opted for the new fangled G0490 at the last minute. Yeah I was thinking the same thing, if this thing needs to be dialed in it seemed like the parallelogram design was easier vs shimming dovetail ways. I used to be a machinist so I obsess over .001. If UPS freight can’t truck it 250 miles to my house in the same state I will mock them without mercy. I did confirm everything is shipping out of the Washington facility.

I added to my order, a 2nd D058A super heavy duty Shop Fox mobile base for the lame Powermatic PM2000 plus the Shop Fox D2259A extension. One of the wheels on the PM2000 fell apart, chunks of it trail the saw every time I move it and its getting difficult to move at all on 3 wheels.

Also added the Grizzly tenoning jig and board buddies

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#8 posted 10-16-2013 01:31 AM

UpstateNYdude that’s good news on the bandsaw, its limited to 12” resaw I thought seriously about going with the ultimate 17” G0636X with the 16” resaw capacity but I need that throat depth far more often than I would be resawing anything over 12”. Plus this bandsaw was right in the sweet zone price vs feature wise. Only wish it had the foot brake that could come in handy. By the way I used to live in Upstate NY near Albany.

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#9 posted 10-16-2013 03:14 AM

I really like the DC system. I went with the 220V upgrade module. I’m really impressed. It has made a world of difference in air quality when planning and jointing. I use my ShopVac/Dust Deputy combo solely on my PorterCable tablesaw. It only has a 2” dust port so its the best I can do for right now.

I hear ya on the close tolerances. I’m a software engineer now but back in my early twenties, I worked a few years in machine shops running punch and break presses and some other precision CNC equipment. We had some elevator parts we worked on that had tolerances in the .0005 range so I hate seeing my jointer more than .001 +/- off. lol

Definitely show UPS no mercy if they fail. I was highly disappointed to find out how poorly their freight operation is. Mostly subcontracted out with any number of independent contractors in the middle. Pretty sad. They still have no clue where 2 of the 3 boxes went. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

Keep us posted!

-- Don't mind me, I'm just soaking up knowledge

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#10 posted 10-16-2013 03:28 AM

You’ll be happy with the 490 jointer. I have the Delta DJ-20 that looks identical, and have been very pleased with its performance. Parallelogram jointers are the way to go.


-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 10-17-2013 03:29 AM

clafollett stop copying me! lol I’m a software engineer, I’m a director leading a team of them I don’t do much coding anymore. But I used to run CNC lathe machining stainless plug screws for the pulp and paper industry when I was younger. I just got the email from Grizzly tonight, everything shipped out today! I’m just glad I got the Kubota tractor with the front end loader earlier this year, now I can man handle these things into the garage and onto the mobile stands.

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#12 posted 10-17-2013 03:58 AM

Great minds think alike! :)

If you say you were also in the Air Force… well, then I think we just entered the twilight zone!

I can only assume you work for or contract to MS in someway being you are up in WA. Not that they are the only tech company around there but that’s how the rest of tech world sees it! lol

-- Don't mind me, I'm just soaking up knowledge

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#13 posted 10-17-2013 05:34 AM

I call identify theft on you! Yes I seem to recall wearing a green uniform at Lackland AFB and watching a bunch of guys in funny looking hats running around yelling at people at 5am. I work for a large global professional services firm, one of the big 4.

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#14 posted 10-17-2013 09:17 PM

I think you gonna love your new jointer and band saw. A good investment for your growing shop! Congratulations.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#15 posted 10-17-2013 09:51 PM

Thanks surfside, the UPS part of my order will arrive tomorrow the machines anytime now they are only traveling 250 miles.

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