|Forum topic by darthford||posted 02-01-2014 03:35 AM||1856 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
02-01-2014 03:35 AM
I gave these machines their first real work out on some 1×12 Sapele that was in near rough sawn condition. Rough sawn edges, near rough sawn surfaces, plus one board had a sharp ‘S’ curve to plane flat. This stock is for a RAS fence and table so accuracy was key.
Grizzly 8” parallelogram Jointer G0490 w/Byrd Shelix Cutter Head – The jointer worked flawlessly I was able to get the edges and faces milled dead flat, big old smile across my face.
Grizzly 12” Table Saw G0696X – I wasn’t happy rough ripping the stock to width on the table saw. I burned some edges and it seemed too difficult to push the stock. I think the table needs some wax, the search continues for a table treatment that’s both slick and prevents rust. As for the burning while I did joint an edge flat the surface was still rough sawn and warped e.g. I needed to rip it to width so I could joint it. All these guys talking about their 12”-16” jointers okay I get you now. lol Once I jointed the stock flat cross cuts on the table saw were like cutting a wet noodle this beast seemed bored with such a meager task. This thing will shoot saw dust at you out the top like a fire hose though and that’s with a cyclone connected.
Powermatic 15” Planer 15HH w/Byrd Shelix Cutter Head - Once I had the stock roughed to width and jointed flat on one side I then planed it to the final thickness. Then I turned all the stock on edge and planed it to width several boards at a time. I was quite happy with the performance except for one issue, the infeed roller with the knife like teeth is leaving marks in the wood that’s not planning off so it obviously needs adjustment. I took some heavier cuts you could hear it load up but it never slowed down.
As for finally accuracy and quality I was impressed its flat and square and consistent from piece to piece which for less experienced wood workers like me just makes things so much easier.