Which planer?

I'm looking for a new planer. Either a Grizzly G0453, http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0453 or a Jet JWP 160S, (Amazon.com product link shortened)
Any opinions on either of these?
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I have experience with a 20" Grizzly but never used a Jet planer. I think Jet makes slightly superior products in some lines than griz.
This 15 griz planer has the same basic setup as the 20". This is not an elegant solution but the jet and griz both look to have the same basic limitation. The bed rollers are not easily adjustable. You have to use set screws an ecentric cams on the Griz. Once you have it set its OK but its not easy to go from a high setup for rough stock and a low setting for faced stock. This is the biggest difference between good and great planers but front adjustable bed rollers are only on the big boys like Invicta's, etc.
It looks like the Jet maybe only has one height lock. I also like the motor below setup of the griz better. The Amazon reviews say adjusting the belts is a hassle with the upper motor config. I also like the integrated mobile base.
I'd say the griz wins this one.
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I had the same decision about a year ago except it was the Delta and Jet. I don't like the Jet design because of safety issues. The out feed extension roller can trap your hand or fingers between the roller and the exiting stock. The Delta has fold down out feed and in feeds with several rollers and the openings between the rollers have steel filing the voids making it impossible of accidentally getting your hand or finger caught. With the exception of the in deed and out feed that Jet is very much like the Delta. Of the 2, I'd go with the Griz from a safety stand point.
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Looks like an overwhelming majority in favor of the Grizzly. I would have expected a few votes for the jet if for no other reason than someone had a bad experience with Grizzly tools. I DAGS for more info to little avail. I had purchased a DeWalt 735 and wasn't really happy with it. My son told me to let him have it and for Christmas, He, his siblings, and their Mother would come up with enough $$ for a bigger machine. I got the money. Still undecided about the machine.
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I have the Jet JWP-160. I have been very satisfied with it. I've run many hundred feet of rough sawn oak, maple, walnut, cherry and cedar thru it. It never stalled or bogged down. I had to put a big DC on it too keep up with the volume. Knife changes are pretty easy.
Setting up the In/Out rollers was a pain, but haven't touched them since. For the price it was a great buy. I've never had a problem with pinched fingers or any safety concerns. Just follow the instructions......... New blade prices went up recently from $99 to $154. I need to order a couple of sets since a neighbor brought some nails in his "little job".
Fit and finish were great. Its been used a lot in 8 months and still looks new.
Goof luck, Jim in the Bluegrass

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