Grizzly's main website no longer shows any 8 inch jointers except the
G0586 for $625.00 and the G9859Z for, um, $2,495.00. The 1018 and 0500
are now in Grizzly's Outlet Store. Get 'em while you can.
I bought the 586. About 760 with shipping and a spare set of knives.
The motor wiring box says it can be wired for 120, but 24 amps is a LOT
of amps and the magnetic switch only works with 240. 12 amps is better.
I put in a 20 amp 240 line for it.
Picked it up at the dock last week. Packaging was in good shape. A
little worse for wear but solid and unbroken. Just got it together
because I was waiting for the HTC mobile base for it. Got it fired up
last night. This is the most serious woodworking tool I've ever owned.
I don't care if I sound like a kid with a new bike, this thing is a
bad, BAD boy.
Fit 'n finish was pretty good, especially for Griz. Really good. The
only problem I had was the handwheels for the beds needed their keyways
filed and sanded for the keys to fit. Otherwise it went together like
clockwork. Everything was there, nothing was scratched or dented. They
even provided a couple metric wrenches. The knives were set right, the
tables were coplanar. The 90-degree stop for the fence was a couple
I know the proof is in the using of it, but so far this thing looks
like it's going to be a solid workhorse.
Oh, and one more note: Y'know how on those big mag switches, when you
hit the stop button, it locks down and you can't turn the machine on
till you release the stop button, and THEN the on button works? I
didn't know that.