Grizzly Tools Review

Going to be setting up a NEW woodworking shop soon and I am thinking of going with all Grizzly tools. Would like to get your comment on the following equipment from anyone who has them.
G1023SLX - Table Saw G1182HW - Jointer G0550 - Planer G1035 - Shaper G1495 - Lathe G2891 - Lathe Copy Attachment G1014Z - Combination Sander
Thanks, Bob W.
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Works fine for me - was dead-on right out of the box! (Only tool I have on your list)
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DeSoto, Iowa USA
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Thank you for responding Morris. Bob W.

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My 1182Z is a good solid jointer but required a few adjustments in the initial setting up.

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Bob wrote:

I have the 1023 saw (not in the SLX configuration), and the jointer. I have several other grizzly tools too. On all of them, the castings are excellent. The saw and jointer both needed some minor adjustments to be ready for use, but I didn't spend much time initially or since. I have to say that I'm not all that thrilled with the sheet metal the jointer mounts on so I'm going to make a nice solid one out of MDF. Overall, I am pleased with the price and quality of all of my Grizzly stuff. At least in my case, I can say that I got more than I paid for. I noticed that you don't plan to buy a mortiser. I'd recommend that you get a dedicated mortiser. I'm just a hobbyist, but I like to use mortise and tenon joinery whenever possible. Don't forget the dust collection either!
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I have the G1023SL and the G1182Z Jointer. I'm happy with both but if I had it to do over again, I'd probably go with a right tilt tablesaw since the T-slot on the left side is much closer to the blade. Guess it's just what I'm used to. While I like the tablesaw, I kind of wish I'd have spent the few extra hundred and got a Unisaw since it's a lifetime tool and the centerpiece of any shop.
I have other Griz products such as s drill press, air compressor, and bandsaw that you didn't mention and overall, I'm happy. I'd probably opt for a different bandsaw if given the opportunity, but I don't dislike it.
Don

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Bob,
I bought a 1023slx 5hp TS about a year ago. It is by far the best money ever spent. I lost my unisaw in a fire. was looking at powermatic 66 ($2300 +/-). decided to take a chance on grizzly ($1000 +/-). I have no regrets. Better TS than my unisaur IMO. I have an HTC fence and 7' rails on it. It cuts like a champ!
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