Planer/Moulder Jet JPM-13CS vs Grizzly G1037Z. Help me decide

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Forum topic by barada83 posted 02-26-2015 05:55 PM 4358 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2015 05:55 PM

I need to get a better planer that won’t rattle the entire house and can do more. I am on a super tight budget and have fully explored getting used. I also want the moulding capability by either of these machines. So between the two, is there any real difference? I’m leaning more towards grizzly. I’ve had a great experience so far with many of their products and end of day, it’s cheaper. My feeling, perhaps wrong, is Jet tools are basically the same as Grizzly but because Grizzly skips the retailer markup, you get lower prices as a direct consumer. So at basically the same price point, but more expensive sales channel on the Jet side, it makes me a little suspicious of the Jet.

Here’s a spec breakdown.
Grizzly $975 delivered open stand guide rails 1 year warranty 24/12 FPM with 5000RPM cutterhead
18A@120V 1.5HP motor
-Seem to have very inexpensive cutterheads on Grizzly site
-Moulding guide fence

$1120 delivered
Closed stand
5 year warranty
20/10 FPM with 4500RPM cutterhead
15A@120V 1.5 HP motor
-infeed and outfeed rollers
-enclosed stand
-integrated casters

The only pro in my mind to the Jet is the rollers for the infeed/outfeed as the table is 17”. But this is at the expense of the moulding guide that I could see being pretty helpful. Grizzly with a faster cutterhead, even with the faster feed, delivers more cuts per inch than the Jet. What’s your vote?

-- Mike

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 12:24 AM

let’s give this a bump since I have the same question.

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 04:46 AM

I can’t speak for the Grizzly but I’ve had the JPM13 since 2003 and cut a lot of trim and molding int and ext. It does the job well and it has 2 speeds. With adequate chip removal and the right jig for the job and you’ll produce quality stock. I also rewired mine for 230amp

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 05:42 AM

I went with the Jet during the sale that just started. Hope to have an update pretty soon. It would be nice to hear from someone who owns the Grizzly just for comparison.

-- Mike

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#4 posted 08-22-2016 01:44 AM

Any update on this? Both models are for sale, used, near me.

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#5 posted 08-22-2016 11:07 PM

Jet for sure.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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