Grizzly Tenoning Jig H7583

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06-30-2009 11:09 PM

Good woodworking day to everyone.

I’ve been looking at the Grizzly Tenoning Jig H7583. I’ve made my own tenons for years but noticed that making spline joints in picture frames, etc. are one one of the strong points of having a commercial tenon jig and just being able to make “good” tenons is a real plus.

Most of my furniture I make are made without any fasteners what so ever and good solid mortise and tenons are a must.

After rambling on here, what I was wondering was if anyone has one of the Grizzly tenon jig or heard any plus’ or negative comments on it. Looking at the parts manual, on line, I see that it must be coated with the old cosmoline to protect it. Any good solvents, not having to buy their recommenced grade, that would work to clean it up if I got it?

Many thanks.

-- DocK

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#1 posted 06-30-2009 11:25 PM

Dock try kerosene this works great with a rag.good luck Alistair

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#2 posted 06-30-2009 11:34 PM

I typically use paint thinner and lacquer thinner to remove cosmoline.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 06-30-2009 11:43 PM

Hey Dock
I’m a really big Grizzly fan I have many of there tools that I think are great but I don’t have there Tenoning jig an I’m afraid I have read a number reveiws that the owners were not happy with theirs so In this case I would spend a little more and get a delta or consider making a shop built one.

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#4 posted 07-01-2009 12:16 AM

I have a shop made one as too,as my saws mitre grooves are too different(smaller than yours in the United states stuff ) anyway, I then bought a dedicated tenon saw/cutter it was used for making window frames ( plastic ones) so has not had a hard life I love it.I have also heard stories like Jim and have also heard the Delta is great Alistair

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 05:52 AM


I have one, here is my impression:

Another mixed bag from Grizzly

You can probably tell I’m not a huge fan of Grizzly equipment. Lots of guys on LJ really like Grizzly equipment. I’ve owned large and small but I’ve never been very happy with Grizzly tools.

I guess I’d recommend going to Woodcraft or Rockler, playing with the jigs, buy one, take it home, if it’s not up to your expectations, take it back.

Another choice is to make your own, fence mounted tenoning jigs are pretty simple. You might be happier with your own. I think I would have been.

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 05:36 PM

I have the tenoning jig. I’ve only used it a couple times but it has worked fine. It did come caked in grease and took forever to clean.

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#7 posted 07-01-2009 09:06 PM

I got the Grizzly Tenoning Jig in the beginning of June.
I knew about the Grease problem from several sources.

My jig had all of the pieces. I’d already downloaded the manual when I ordered it, so I had little trouble assembling it.

Since I have an old Rockwell/Delta 34-570 9” Table Saw with a sheet metal table, I had a slight problem with the guide bar.

I like this jig It’s accurate and it’s heavy.


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#8 posted 07-01-2009 09:36 PM

I have the Steel City and have been very happy with it. It’s probably about the same thing as Delta’s,
which also seems to get good reviews


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#9 posted 07-01-2009 09:56 PM

I bought a jig from WoodCraft that appears identical to the Grizzly … same adjustments, knobs, handles, etc. If it isn’t the same, it is a close second.

I have been pleased with it. I do check the square of the side and back support each time before I use it, but that is more of a confidence builder than anything else.

Simple Green took care of the grease from the factory, and Boeshield T9 keeps it in good shape.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 07-03-2009 08:47 AM

Same as TheDane…bought the one from woodcraft on the recomendation from the store manager….been very happy with it so far, has never let me down. It looks like the twin to Grizzly’s…probably made by the same company.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#11 posted 07-03-2009 05:22 PM

Thanks for all the replies! Lot of plus’ and more negative. Real question mark right now. I reviewed the Rockler jig and it also looks pretty much like the one in Grizzly. I didn’t know Steel City made one so I’ll look at theirs. Thanks for the recommendation.

I live a long way from any woodworking stores, not really any “real” woodworking stores selling “real” woodworking products, out here, MT close by. So, most of my tools are purchased through the catalog or online. All your suggestions are a real help.

The download manual offered by Grizzly looks pretty up front as to the jig. Quality is a concern along with just setting up. I don’t want to have to spend hours setting it up. I don’t have any Grizzly products so don’t have anything to reference by.

Again many thanks.

-- DocK

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#12 posted 07-04-2009 03:04 AM

I have the Grizzly. No problems. Great for splines. For just a few $$$, the de-greaser they sell works great. I’ve cleaned up four machines and am just now starting on my second can. (but I have used it on other stuff too)

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#13 posted 07-04-2009 06:59 AM

I just got the Griz tenoning jig a couple weeks ago. The grease didn’t seam any worse than on other tools I’ve bought, and I had to break it down and reassemble it for my left-tilt saw anyway, so I was able to clean it inside and out.

I generally use degreaser (from a restaurant supply store!) and then shine up the castings with automotive rubbing compound. Then I put down some t-9 and a coat of wax.

The castings are not smooth ground on this jig, so I skipped the rubbing compound. Took about an hour to set up and tune the jig. (Disclosure: I’m not partial to any particular tool brand, but I do have a Griz bandsaw and TS and I’m happy with both!)

Hope that helps!

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#14 posted 07-05-2009 02:52 AM

Thanks juniorjock and Thiel. Looks like I made up mind. “My wife says Ha, first time.” I guess I’ll order one. If I need some suggestions or help I’ll get back to you. Thanks.

-- DocK

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