|Forum topic by barada83||posted 02-26-2015 05:55 PM||2139 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-26-2015 05:55 PM
I need to get a better planer that won’t rattle the entire house and can do more. I am on a super tight budget and have fully explored getting used. I also want the moulding capability by either of these machines. So between the two, is there any real difference? I’m leaning more towards grizzly. I’ve had a great experience so far with many of their products and end of day, it’s cheaper. My feeling, perhaps wrong, is Jet tools are basically the same as Grizzly but because Grizzly skips the retailer markup, you get lower prices as a direct consumer. So at basically the same price point, but more expensive sales channel on the Jet side, it makes me a little suspicious of the Jet.
Here’s a spec breakdown.
The only pro in my mind to the Jet is the rollers for the infeed/outfeed as the table is 17”. But this is at the expense of the moulding guide that I could see being pretty helpful. Grizzly with a faster cutterhead, even with the faster feed, delivers more cuts per inch than the Jet. What’s your vote?