Anyone familiar with Woodstock mortiser being sold by Grizzly?

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Forum topic by DanM posted 05-06-2009 07:58 AM 3104 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2009 07:58 AM

Been pricing mortisers, this one at Grizzly seems to really offer a lot for the $$$. I’m wondering if anyone has any experience with it: T20836 Heavy Duty Mortising Machine with Stand

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 08:05 AM

Wow, you were not kidding, that is allot of bang for your buck. Almost “To Much” bang for your buck if you know what I mean. I never heard of the brand though, so I could not even begin to say if it was a good tool or not.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 08:12 AM

I’ve read reviews of woodstocks Dovetail jig, and basically everyone says it is junk.

If the mortiser is of the same quality, then I would not recommend it.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 08:15 AM

I still can not say if it is a good deal or not, but I went to steelex web site, here is the owners manual if you would like to look it over.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 05-06-2009 09:34 AM

Wow, when I saw the price I could not believe my eyes. From the description it sounds like a quality machine but does not necessarily tell the whole truth.

Dan if you do decide to purchase one please give a full review.

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#5 posted 05-06-2009 09:36 PM

I wrote to Grizzly last night & they sent me the manual, though I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet (thanks anyway, Don). Apparently, this same machine has been marketed under a slew of brands/names, including Craftex/Busy Bee in Canada, Yorkcraft sold by Wilke, and Laguna current sells one that sure looks like the same machine, except it goes for $775. Here's a link from Laguna, click on “Videos” below the pic for interesting clip on the machine in action. Lastly, here’s a thread from Sawmill creek on the Yorkcraft version with some good info.

Living in Seattle, I can just drive up to Griz in Bellingham if I decide to go this way. I picked up a bandsaw of theirs about a year ago this way & have been very pleased with it. Still I agree, almost seems too good to be true…

Thanks all for the input.


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#6 posted 05-06-2009 11:27 PM

This is a shop fox still made by grizzly it’s just there white sometimes higher end products I like grizzly products ,it looks like a bargain to me, I have one those laguna tilting head for some reason it’s 220 if I had it to do over I’d go grizzly just for the better service.

-- Custom furniture

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