I just saw that Grizz just came out with a new 8" x 75" jointer, the
G0586. I can not see the difference between this one and the G0500, but
the new one is listed at $625, and the G0500 is still $875. Both look
to have the same specs, except the new 586 has the upper switch box.
Both 2 HP, 4 blades, weight, etc. Can anyone tell what the differences
would be? Seems like a phenomenal deal for an 8" jointer if the body is
identical to the G0500.
It looks virtually identical to the Geetech I just bought with the exception of
the switchbox. What's not absolutely clear is whether it has a magnetic
switch. In any case, it appears to be a hell of a deal. Be cognizant that some
folks have had problems aligning the belts IIRC, at least with the G0500.
The G1018 doesn't have the handwheel type table adjustments which I think are
nice to have.
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