I finally decided to upgrade some tools. Got rid of the Supersaw for a
Unisaw and got rid of the Delta deluxe jointer for a Griz 8" model.
The deluxe jointer never did work right and I always thought I was
doing something wrong. Finally got the Griz working last night and ran
an old warped piece of poplar through. The board came out so flat that
there was a suction when I picked it up off the outfeed table. When I
sit it down on the outfeed table it floats on a cushion of air for a
split second before settling. What a difference good equipment makes.
I second that emotion! I went from a Crapsman contractor's
TS to a Unisaw and purchased all the other goodies I've
wanted to have a decently equipped shop. I was taught at a
young age to use the right tool for the job. While some
guys may be able to turn out works of art with a penknife,
I'll stick with my somewhat well-equipped shop. :)
I got the G1018HW. I thought about the G0500 b/c of the 4 knives and
longer bed. The knives are nice but the longer bed is accomplished by
bolting an extender to the end of the bed. Didn't think that was
I'm having a big problem with the fence so I haven't edge jointed yet.
It looks like they stopped grinding the bottom of the fence for about
3 inches near the center such that the bottom of the fence is in plane
except for 3" which is about 3/32" lower. That causes the fence to
ride on the bed instead of above it and scratches the bed. I got a
replacement today and still the same prob. I sent pictures to Griz and
now I'm waiting to hear back from them. Once this is cleared up it'll
be a great jointer.
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