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Blog entry by joshtank posted 01-07-2011 08:24 PM 2936 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

so a few days ago i posted about a dust collector i saw on craigslist.

despite having a relatively small shop space, i felt like getting one was a (literally) healthy move on my part, plus it’s something i can grow into with new tool purchases etc. and less time sweeping means more time for projects!

anyway, i went to this guys house, got talking, and we settled on $150 for the DC with assorted ducts and gates etc. i mention i only have a few tools, including a small joiner. he was definelty wrapping up doing stuff in his woodshop, and had moved on to some laser etching thing (which was very cool). next thing i know he’s talking about some other tools he never uses and just hasn’t put on craigslist yet.

next thing i know i’m getting this grizzly planer and the DC for $200.

we dusted off the planer. the motor still runs, but it the height adjustment doesn’t work. it turns the 4 shafts. but make’s some clicking sound like a gear isn’t catching. I’m hoping it’s a small fix and it’s something i can get to this weekend. It’s a G1017

If anyone reading this has any grizzly planer experience or know how, i’d certainly appreciate your 10 cents!

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 01-07-2011 08:40 PM

Go to the Grizzly web site and look up the planer. Lots of times you can get a manual or parts sheet on them to help see what you have.

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#2 posted 01-07-2011 08:45 PM

You might want to give their tech support a call as well. Might be something simple like a wood chip caught up in something.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#3 posted 01-07-2011 08:50 PM

sounds like an easy fix and a minor issue – check grizzly site for parts diagram, take off the covers on your planer and see if you can diagnose which part is the culprit and call them for a replacement part- they are very friendly and easy to work with.

you got a heck of a deal – that is a sweet add on to the shop.

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#4 posted 01-07-2011 08:51 PM

Call Grizzly Tech Support. They are usually pretty good with that stuff, and can get you the parts you might need quickly.

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#5 posted 01-31-2021 07:07 PM

Hello. Im picking up a G1017 today. $150 but it needs blades. Seems like an ok deal considering that everything related to wood working seems to have doubled in price in the last 2 years.

Anything I need to know? Be on the lookout for?
Any input from anyone would be great! Thanks!

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