I think you are spot on. Oddly, this is the reason why I *would* buy
Grizzly. Since I don't own a truck and the nearest serious tool dealer is 60
miles away, no return is going to be easy. I choose my vendor based on who
will support me. Grizz has a pretty good reputation for customer service.
Everybody ships a lemon once in a while. Buy from the vendor that will
I'd be inclined to think they shipped demo models. If you're not
the first to receive it, it might have taken lots of abuse from
transporting to shows, allowing it to be used on consignment, etc.
Most companies can't afford to ship a brand new product to every
single demonstration or reviewer. I see this with high end
electronics test equipment.
Nick Bozovich wrote:
How odd. They ran a review, and awarded a prize, to what appears to be
a discontinued model.
Granted they have to run those things early, probably months in
advance, but it's kind of funny that no sooner does the issue come out
than that particular Griz model gets moved to the Outlet Section of the
That is odd. I just took a look at the '05 Grizzly catalog and it is still
in there but it is absent from the main part of their site. I have to
wonder if the G0586 is its upgrade.
I noticed a few weeks ago the Grizzly appears to have modified its site. I
was a little afraid they had discontinued a couple of hand-held drum sanders
I was going to buy. They disappeared from the normal search screens but I
could still find them by doing a site search. Ordered them and got them.
By the way, I just did a model number search for G0500 and found it right
where you did.
That certainly appears to be the case. It's the only 8 inch jointer
there. Okay, it's the only 8 inch jointer under two thousand dollars.
I bought the 586. At the time I ordered it, the 500 was still there but
I wanted the topmount power switch. Got it assembled and running a
couple days ago. Everything about it looks solid and well done.
I was going to get one with a spiral cutterhead but decided to spend
the extra money on classes and lumber.
But the grizzly green is a particular shade of green.
And it is not a particularly attractive shade of green either.
I don't know anything about color. But if I was going to put thousnds of
machines out there in the world, I would have chosen a different color.
PLEASE, no more red. Blood-like colors trigger the 'Oh Sh*t" response
in the back of your mind. Something genetically hardwired, or maybe
just conditioning. Stop, Danger, Blood - not a color I want on a saw.
How about a dusty greyish-blue.
Nothing like Delta's, but not near as blue as Ryobi.
Here let me pull up a Pantone Color... ;-)
Cripes, we sound like a group of old ladies discussing drape colors...
So is Woodtek and it isn't that attractive, either...one wonders who
comes up w/ these paint schemes????
I think the Yorktown/Jet off-whites are pretty good, personally.
I have no problem w/ the Delta gray nor the PM gold/green.
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