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Help Needed from Grizzly G0490 Jointer Owners! ***SOS***

by Jagerheister
posted 12-09-2018 03:12 AM


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jfynyson

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#1 posted 12-09-2018 03:27 AM

If you don’t get confirmation from someone here I’d say call Grizzly and ask for Technical Support. They should be able to measure one they’d have on hand or may even have more detailed specs to pull data from.

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Jagerheister

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#2 posted 12-09-2018 04:22 AM

I called Grizzly. They wouldn’t confirm or deny that the G0490 was a Dj-20 Clone…

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WoodES

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#3 posted 12-11-2018 05:11 AM

JH,

I forgot to check my machine today. I’ll try to remember tomorrow.

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jfynyson

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#4 posted 12-11-2018 01:18 PM

My suggestion to call Grizzly was just supposed to be to gather the needed measurements off their G0490. WOuldnt hurts to call back.

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Jagerheister

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#5 posted 12-11-2018 07:28 PM

Thanks for your input. I’ve called 3 times, and been told that these parts only fit their machines, and they will not be able to measure anything or confirm fitment to anything other than a Grizzly machine.

I also called the showroom, and they refused to provide any measurements.

It’s a dry hole. Again, I appreciate the input, but I’m not calling them back.

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WoodES

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 03:34 AM

JH,

So here is what I came up with. All of my measurements were from the exposed sides of the jointer.

For comparison I found this picture of a DJ-20

Here is a picture of my 490

From the photos it appears that the two are clones.

I have also pulled the parts list for the 490.

Then I measured the center distance between table shafts

As you are facing the jointer, the C to C distance between the left and left center shaft is 11 3/4” and the measurement between the left center & right center shafts is 8 3/4”. I did not measure the right shaft as I did not realize it was hidden by the depth gauge.

The distance from the bed surface for the left, left center, & right center is as follows, 3 7/8, 4, & 3 13/16. I suspect the differences are explained by the eccentric adjustments.

Let me know if this helps, I can check the right shaft tomorrow. I check for a reply to this message.

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Jagerheister

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#7 posted 12-12-2018 04:30 AM

Thanks so much for doing this. Just to validate, I’m looking for 12” demension on the in feed table as shown in the attached picture.

Please validate.

Thanks again

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WoodES

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#8 posted 12-13-2018 03:09 AM

I measured 11 3/4 for the c to c measurement.

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Jagerheister

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#9 posted 12-13-2018 11:14 PM

Ok, I measured again, and it did come out to 11.75”. Im going to irder all of the parts and then repost if I get it all to work…

Thanks again

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Kelly

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#10 posted 12-14-2018 02:44 AM

This is fun stuff to know.

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WoodES

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#11 posted 12-15-2018 02:40 AM

JH,
Glad I could help, let us know if it fits.

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Jagerheister

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#12 posted 12-17-2018 11:57 PM

OK, I ordered the parts today. They should be here in a few weeks. I’ll let everyone know if they fit or not…

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Jagerheister

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#13 posted 12-27-2018 02:37 PM

OK guys, I have an update. I ordered the casted in-feed table part from Grizzly. The casted table was delivered yesterday, and I’m feeling really confident that it will fit. As you can see here the two parts are very similar. The Grizzly table actually has more material in it. The casted gussets are substantially thicker, and they have added some lateral mid-span reinforcements around the area that cracked in my delta jointer. There are a few other subtle nuances, but the hole patten seems to be the same.

I am going to reinstall the table today, and hope for the best. I’ll provide updates with the progression of events.

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skatefriday

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#14 posted 12-27-2018 10:10 PM

Fascinating.

In defense of Grizzly I can see why they wouldn’t answer the questions you were asking as it potentially puts them on the hook if things don’t work out properly. They certainly don’t need that liability.

I look forward to finished repair photos.

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WoodES

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#15 posted 12-28-2018 04:48 AM

Crossing fingers here! Good luck.

Also nice to know that the Grizzly is more substantial than the Delta…

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Jagerheister

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#16 posted 12-31-2018 12:40 AM

I’m in the process of rebuilding the FRANKEN-JOINTER. I’ve documented the whole thing, and plan on releasing a video to my youtube channel in a few days. Hang in there and stay tuned…

https://www.youtube.com/user/JeremiahLhttps://www.youtube.com/user/JeremiahL

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WoodES

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#17 posted 12-31-2018 04:30 AM

It looks like your parts fit… That’s a good start.

The next question is do you buy gray or green paint for the touch up…
and call it a Drizzly….

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Jagerheister

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#18 posted 12-31-2018 04:31 AM

I’ll definitely have to do something about the rust on Delta blue on Grizzly green color scheme… lol

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#19 posted 12-31-2018 05:00 AM

What’s the three toed jointer in the background. Looks promising

-- Aj

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Jagerheister

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#20 posted 01-03-2019 02:59 AM

I got the itch after putting my main jointer out of commission, and bought the 3 toe that you see in the back. It’s made by The American Woodworking Company sometime prior to 1925. It’s been in service since then in Lenoir NC at Thomasville furniture factory until they filed for chapter 11 in 3rd quarter 2018.

I purchased it at auction, and it was very sad seeing another big American company go under. While I was having it loaded, I couldn’t help but thing about the families of the 1000+ employees that were laid off right before the holidays.

I plan on making some youtube videos about it which I will post here at the conclusion of this episode..

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Aj2

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#21 posted 01-03-2019 03:26 AM

Nice find

-- Aj

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Jagerheister

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#22 posted 05-31-2019 01:02 AM

I posted a video today documenting how I fixed this router. Please take a look and provide your comments.

Thank you all for your help! I really appreciate it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50SZ809LoBU

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WoodES

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#23 posted 05-31-2019 05:38 AM

Nice job of rescuing the jointer from the dead. May it live a long life…

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Underdog

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#24 posted 05-31-2019 11:12 AM



I posted a video today documenting how I fixed this router. Please take a look and provide your comments.

- Jagerheister

Hmmmm…. thinking about another purchase?

Or did the jointer morph into something else during it’s franken-build?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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Jagerheister

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#25 posted 05-31-2019 11:16 AM

I freaked out when the Delta broke. I found a good deal on an old 12” American wood working machinery jointer and drug it home…

If you want to subscribe, I plan on make a video about that one. It’s over 100 years old and still cuts like a champ…

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