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#1 posted 01-28-2017 01:07 AM

I have the Grizzly G0490, similar to what you posted above but with parallelogram beds (theoretically easier adjustment.)

It’s been super solid (once I got it set up) and I upgraded to a Byrd Shelix head last year. Love the spiral cutter head, but if you’re price conscious, the stock jointer worked fine before upgrade. Part of the reason I installed the spiral head is that the straight knives were dull and I didn’t feel like figuring out how to set them :)

Grizzly is easy to work with and the shipping with lift gate service was easy. Parts are smoothly sourced on their website – I damaged a capacitor during my cutter head install and had to order a new one. Quick and easy.

Cons – Dust collection is ok. Grizzly fit and finish is ok. Tables were fine but sticker on cabinet is peeling (no effect on performance.)

Jointers are not very complicated machines, so I feel the price advantage of Grizzly makes these models a reasonable choice.

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