I'm looking at jointers in the $600 range and was considering the
typical Jet/Delta but haven't been hearing good things about Delta and
Jet doesn't excite me. Because of my price limit I had been looking
at 6" jointers, but I see that Grizzly has an 8" for just over my
price limit. I know people have been generally satisfied with
Grizzly, but I'm hoping for some first-hand experience with this
specific model. Also, doesn't Grizzly also require that I pick up the
8" x 65" Super Heavy-Duty Jointer with Handwheels
Thanks for any thoughts!
They deliver it to your driveway, which is what the shipping charge is for.
You must onload it (get some friends to help!) If you live near one of the
grizzly locations, you may be able to pick it up. I have the G0500 8" and I
am very happy with it. I
I just recieved a flyer that their annual tent sale is coming up. If I
lived near one, I would make the trek. I hear there are great deals on all
kinds of stuff at those things.
I'm also the happy owner of the G0500. I thought I had a problem with
it after I sharpened my blades for the first time, then I remembered
there were four of them. Great machine, but my local shipping company
is a nightmare. I wouldn't buy Grizzly again unless they could
guarantee a different shipper. Miami Fl if anyone is interested.
Hi, I'm waiting on delievery of a Grizz 1023S cabinet saw. Irt was
scheduled for Delivery Fri., but it wasn't, it's at the trucking terminal,
they were a pain to deal with, when I ordered from Grizz, told them it was
to a business and had a fork lift available, trucking company have had the
info, must not of. I won't order from grizz again unless they use a
I was looking in the $600 range, but I'm heavily leaning towards the
G0500 now. I figure I won't be buying another jointer anytime soon.
The price, 4 blades, and large table are very enticing. I have
justified it to myself... now I'll have to come up with some
persuasive arguments for SWMBO. ;)
This definitely comes in the "cry once" category. SWMBO still has a "you
and your expensive toys" attitude. Then I build her something and make sure
she knows that it wouldn't have been done as well or as quick without the
Yep. I tell her that I don't buy stuff very often but she always reminds me
that I make up for it when I do make a purchase. Here's a reply that
usually works... What can I say, I like quality. That's why I picked you.
(Feel free to use that). :)
Werlax's post didn't show up on my reader so I will address this
here, Hope you don't mind Frank. The bolt that acts as the 90 degree
stop on mine was very slightly bent which did make it a chore to set
it at 90. I replaced it with a good quality bolt and it has been
smooth sailing ever since.
On 21 May 2004 18:25:18 -0700, email@example.com (werlax) wrote:
HEAVY is the word. Shipping weight of 445 pounds. It comes in
two boxes. Make sure you have some help when arrives, and
when you are ready to set the jointer on the stand. I have had
mine for several months, and I'm very happy with it. I work with
8 foot 4/4, 5/4 oak, and get very good results, both edge, and
flat jointing prior to ripping and planing.
I bought one back in March. I love it. I wrote a review here on
rec.woodworking. Here is the link, but also do a Google Groups search of
rec.woodworking for "G1018". There's other info out there.
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=G1018 *+group:rec.woodworking&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&group=rec.woodworking&scoring=d&selm 111b99.0403031147.52eda181%40posting.google.com&rnum=2
Also, they don't require that you pickup at the shipping agent, it's your
option. But you do have to pay extra for liftgate service, (i.e. the
actually drop the machine where you want it). Otherwise, as has been
pointed out, you have to unload it from the truck yourself. I knew, I would
have any help to do this. So I choose to go and pick mine up at the
shipper. Plus the lift gate couldn't be done till Saturday, and I didn't
want to sit around waiting for the deliver. You know the routine, "we'll be
there between 12 & 5 pm, but the don't show till 6:30 p.m..
firstname.lastname@example.org (werlax) wrote in message
I have the new 8x72 for some time. The bed is made longer with two 3"
extensions. The bed came with some pittings (but smooth otherwise)
and the main jointer box half-open from shipping stress. Nothing was
amiss. Had to drive to local docking yard and picked it up. Used a
440-880 lb Harbor-Freight overhead lifting gear to unload and
assemble. Piece of cake with that overhead mechanism! But I had to
work 2 weeks to design and attach temp support systems in the garage
bay to make sure the garage or the building isn't bearing any added
The assembly was easy enough but do loosen the motor mounting bolts
BEFORE you lift the jointer on stand. Otherwise the bolts are nearly
impossible to grab for good leverage. Aligning the pulley to
cutterhead spindle took about 3 attempts to get it right. You know it
is right when there is no more black rubber dust around the back of
the jointer! The noise level can also be a good indicator.
It is running very smooth and quiet now. Checked the flatness of
table and fence with certified straightedge (from McMaster 0.0005"
tolerance) and a certified right-angle. The table came out to be
within 0.001" within any 24" I could measure. The fence was about the
same and I could set up the fence to a near perfect 90 degree without
IMO it's damn good machine for the price. 8x65 should be equally good
and it has been around for quite a few years.
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