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#1 posted 09-15-2021 05:05 PM

Yeah the jointer has it built in so does anyone have a GO858 jointer they could comment on? The BS would get one of the bear crawl bases I guess. I don’t see anywhere on the website about what wheel size these things have.
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I have an 8” Grizz jointer that is the model number before this newer model. pretty much same specs, just made at a different place. Probably one Harvey made for them when that was all they were doing. It will move short distances well. My gripe with that type of mobility is the dead straight line front casters, and the waggin it’s ass around rear caster. It works well for locking, and unlocking, but rolling it to a new position more than a few feet is a PIA, especially in tight confines.

My preference is something like the Bear Crawl with all 4 wheels locking, and able to go 360, you can steer them in a tight confined area like a sports car. Those on the jointer are “free’ but they aren’t great. In a situation like you are talking about I’d buy 2 Bear Crawls, and take the free crap off the jointer. Especially if you had to move it a lot, in a tight space.

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