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Forum topic by JustLikeJames posted 02-24-2014 12:35 AM 946 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2014 12:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer jointer grizzly table saw

Soon I will start looking for my first jointer and planer. While comparing multiple brands of table saws, it seemed like Grizzly offered the most bang for the buck. Can the same be said for the jointer and planer market?
I’m not trying to debate whether there are more well respected brands, just trying to get the most out of my limited budget.


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#1 posted 02-24-2014 01:30 AM

What size jointer and planer are you looking for?

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 01:50 AM

Thanks for asking. Probably a 6” jointer and 12” planer. I guess that’s entry level size. It’s just a hobby for me but I build a lot of furniture for daily use in my home. Have used lots of plywood and mdf up until now but I’m going to start doing more solid wood panel glue ups (dining table top). I want to have nice equipment, but it’s not like I’m doing this for a living.

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#3 posted 02-24-2014 06:22 AM

8in jointer, 12 or 15 planer or cabinet planer at 15in I would go with the grizzly 8in with spiral cutterhead and a 15 in planer with spiral cutterhead and be done with it, if you buy smaller you will upgrade anyway, wish that’s the way I would have done it but I took the long learning curve and suffered from unsqaure lumber for years, take your time and save some money and buy the 8 and 15 that way you will be done with it

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#4 posted 02-24-2014 07:39 AM

I have the Delta DJ-20 which is very similar to the Grizzly 490 jointer. I don’t think you could go wrong with either machine.
The Dewalt 735 has also been a solid performer for me.

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

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#5 posted 02-24-2014 06:28 PM

I will have to consider going to 8” and 15” as suggested. There really isn’t that much of a price increase and if it saves me a future upgrade it’ll be worth it.
Thanks everybody.

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