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Forum topic by JoeinGa posted 05-05-2015 06:33 PM 1823 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JoeinGa

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05-05-2015 06:33 PM

Just got off the phone with Grizzly to order my new lathe. This is the biggest (and most expensive) piece of NEW equipment I’ve ever ordered. All my other big machines I bought used. So yeah, I’m pretty darn PSYCHED about this! :-)

They wouldn’t be able to get me one of the new G0766 lathes before AUGUST … and there’s NO WAY I have that much patience, so I opted for the G0733 which is in stock.

It’s gonna ship UPS Freight and should be here in 5 – 7 days. One nice thing about this is I know several guys who work at the local UPS hub about 15 miles from my house. So rather than have to figure out a way to muscle 550 pounds off the back of a semi-trailer in my front yard, I’ll have them call me when it comes in and a friend will help me go get it in his pickup.

WOO HOO! C’mon 5 to 7 days! Cant hardly wait!
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doubleDD

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 06:50 PM

Joe, I can’t begin to tell you how long I looked at this model and the jet 1642 before buying the nova DVR. It finally came down to not being tall enough and would have to stand on a platform to feel comfortable. How that for a decision. This is a excellent lathe for the money and you will be amazed at the power it has. Good luck and quick delivery.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 06:59 PM

Congratulations! Well..I’m jealous.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 07:14 PM

Nice one. Congratulations. I have seen this lathe (different brand) here also in Holland and I like it.

For you, I hope you’ll have lots of fun with this lathe.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 07:18 PM

Congrats Joe

I am really looking forward to seeing the Black Walnut crotch turned I sent you.

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copcarcollector

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 07:21 PM

JOE – Congrats and enjoy.

When I received mine, the quill and lead screw in the tail stock were fused together, the quill would not move. A quick call to Grizzly and new parts were sent to me.

As I mentioned in your other thread, I find the 14 inch tool rest huge for making pens, though I am sure it will be useful for other longer turnings. I purchased a couple of smaller rets from Robust, but their stem is a smidge too large for the grizzly banjo. I have yet to resolve this issue, but I am sure it can be fixed.

Other than that, I have nothing but good stuff to say about the lathe. I dont have much use on it yet, but the things I have done were enjoyable.

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bobasaurus

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#6 posted 05-05-2015 09:57 PM

What is the basket at the bottom for? Looks like a great lathe.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 10:13 PM

As I mentioned in your other thread, I find the 14 inch tool rest huge for making pens, though I am sure it will be useful for other longer turnings. I purchased a couple of smaller rets from Robust, but their stem is a smidge too large for the grizzly banjo. I have yet to resolve this issue, but I am sure it can be fixed.

Best Wood Tools ( http://bestwoodtools.com/ ) makes a modular tool rest system that has tool rest posts that are made for the Grizzly (25mm). I know some users modify the Grizzly’s banjo to accommodate 1” diameter posts, but IMHO it is better to get something that is designed to fit the lathe instead of trying to make the lathe fit after-market products.

I bought a set of their T-Bar Modular Tool Rests a couple of years ago, and have been very happy not only with the product itself, but also the customer service.

-- 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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sheetzy

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 11:03 PM

I LOVE THE LATHE. MOST OF MY SHOP IS GRIZZLE TOOLS. BUT MY LATHE IS IN MY SHOP SMITH. HAD IT FOR YEARS AND STILL GREAT. HAVE FUN WITH YOUR NEW TOY

-- Sheetzy

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#9 posted 05-06-2015 10:33 AM

Very nice!!!! Have fun and be careful. Consider bolting it to your floor. Since you can mount some HUGE pieces of wood now, you’ll be amazed how much that lathe will move.

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 05-06-2015 11:42 AM

Hi Carl. Yes, thanks for the tip. I do plan on making it solid once I figure out where to put it. This thing will have almost twice the footprint of the other one.

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#11 posted 05-06-2015 12:09 PM

Congratulations on the new lathe, Joe! I’m excited for you! You will do more wonderful stuff with that!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 05-06-2015 12:20 PM

Congratulations and happy turning!

-- Bill

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#13 posted 05-06-2015 12:22 PM

Looks like a solid piece of machine. Please do a review of it every 3 months for those of us who are looking to buy a reliable machine.

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#14 posted 05-06-2015 02:04 PM

Wow, an awesome upgrade, Joe!

Smart decision IMO to skip the mid-priced lathes and get a full size tool. As long as the wife agrees. :)

+1 to wanting reviews as you get to know the lathe. With a movable headstock, 3phase motor, and variable speed I cannot imagine being unhappy…except for delivery day.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#15 posted 05-06-2015 02:26 PM

Congratulations JoeinGa! What a fine industrial machine. U da Man.

Don’t forget to get help assembling that puppy it looks stout.

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