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Grizzly G0656P Jointer and G0703P Cyclone DC on the way

by clafollett
posted 03-16-2013 07:08 AM


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Acal51

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 12:31 PM

Congrats. LMK how that jointer works out for you. Ive been eyein’ up that one and a planer, but its one of those add to cart, remove, add to cart, remove. Guess im kinda waiting to be back on some OT at work for a bit so its not so hard to spend the money.

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clafollett

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 01:31 PM

Sire thing Acal51!

I know that whole shopping cart dance well. The past three weeks has allowed me to become a master! At one point I had 3 ointers and 2 DC systems in my cart or my wish list just shuffling them back and forth trying to get the best price point to value. Read reviews, shuffle cart items, watch videos, shuffle cart items. Its maddening!

I spent a bit more on the DC system than I originally intended but after reading all the reviews I could find, I feel its the best system for the amount of space it consumes and the features it has. I think people are getting scared off of what appears to be low CFM ratings but those that actually own claim it will suck the bung-hole out of a cat. :)

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clafollett

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 01:39 PM

Well, I would like to update this thread with how awesome these new tools are but appears UPS or Grizzly have messed up. Two of the 3 boxes are MIA and no one has a clue where they might be. I can say the jointer table arrived in tact and unharmed.

Oh well, so much for putting all this stuff together this weekend.

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Marcus

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#4 posted 03-22-2013 02:24 PM

I had the same thing happen to me with my grizzly jointer purchase. Raise a little stink and they should refund you the shipping charges.

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clafollett

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#5 posted 03-22-2013 02:36 PM

I may… I took 2 days off to deal with this. Yesterday to ready my garage for and to receive the shipment. Today to put them together and start enjoying them.

Not much I can do now but wait I guess and imagine myself enjoying these tools.

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shelly_b

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#6 posted 03-22-2013 02:59 PM

Oh man, I have a grizzly bandsaw that is supposed to be here today. I am running home on my break to meet them…hope this doesn’t happen to me!

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clafollett

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#7 posted 03-22-2013 03:04 PM

better get home now. we agreed on a 3-7pm shipment and the driver showed up at 11am.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 03-22-2013 03:26 PM

Happy times. :)

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clafollett

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#9 posted 03-22-2013 03:29 PM

Am I sensing some sarcasm RusselAP? ;)

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jonwright

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#10 posted 03-22-2013 03:37 PM

congrats on the new toys…er…I mean…

The much needed WORK tools….

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clafollett

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#11 posted 03-22-2013 03:42 PM

Thanks jon. Hopefully the other 2 boxes make it here so I can enjoy my new toys…. er…. uh… tools. Yeah, that’s what they are! :)

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4fingers

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#12 posted 03-22-2013 04:24 PM

LOL It’s reassuring that it’s not just me that has these problems. I must admit though, I had had a very good experiance with my shaper table from grizzly. My god they were fast. SAIA MOTOR FREIGHT made the delivery. And it only took two days to get it here ! I might note that the diver also took the time to help me get that 1000 beomoth inside the garage. When he wasn’t even obligated to do so. Granted he had the heavy equipment to do do so. But that sved me alot of time and my back.

Hay, let me know how your Grizzley planer works out. Thats the next machine on my list. Not sure how I’m going to get it. Seems I always have to squeeze it out of the budget (ass) some how. I also have a 14” band saw from grizzly, after about a year I had to over haul it with carter guide and other parts. But now it runs like a gem. Later Bix

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Marcus

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#13 posted 03-22-2013 04:52 PM

I just told them that I had made arrangements for movers on the delivery dates, and it was not cheap. The arrangement was to call a buddy and offer him a beer to help me drag a jointer down to the basement, so it may have been a bit of an exaggeration, but not a lie (i dont think). They refunded shipping charges. I have no complaints w/ the customer service at Grizzly for sure.

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darthford

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#14 posted 03-23-2013 01:00 AM

Cal great minds think alike mine just arrived!

Be advised I ordered the 220v conversion kit and they sent the wrong one. The part number is #P0703088 and this is what my invoice says. Inside the shipping box was another box labeled #P0703088. What I found inside was instead part number H7498 which is the conversion kit for the GO443 dust collector. (face palm) I talked to 2 people in tech support, neither had a clue I had to figure this out on my own. I took another look at the 110v specs, reading more closely it says if using the 6” to 5” restrictor which I am then a 20amp 110v circuit is fine which I have so I’m just going to return this kit for a refund.

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clafollett

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#15 posted 03-23-2013 04:27 AM

Hey darth! Congrats on your new purchase! Glad to see you were actually able to receive your shipment. Hopefully unscathed?

Sorry to hear about your 220V upgrade. Hopefully this was a one time fluke.

Do also be advised, while running the G0703 with the 5” restrictor will allow you to run on a 20A 110V circuit, it will also cut your CFM from 775 to 695.

From the Spec Sheet: http://cdn0.grizzly.com/specsheets/g0703p_ds.pdf

Amps (w/6” Inlet)
18.8A at 110V, 9.4A at 220V

Amps (w/5” Inlet Installed)
15.8A at 110V, 7.9A at 220V

Air Suction Capacity (30A, w/o 5” Port) – 775 CFM
Static Pressure at Maximum Air Suction Capacity (30A, 110V Circuit w/o 5” Port) – 1.80”
Maximum Static Pressure (30A, 110V Circuit w/o 5” Port) – 10”

Air Suction Capacity (20A, 110V Circuit w/5” Port) – 695 CFM
Static Pressure at Maximum Air Suction Capacity (20A, 110V Circuit w/5” Port) – 2.90”
Maximum Static Pressure (20A, 110V Circuit w/5” Port) – 9.8”

I’m hoping they send the right board. I’d much prefer to have the full power without having to run a 30A 110V circuit.

Let me know what you think of it after you get it running.

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darthford

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#16 posted 03-23-2013 06:44 AM

Hey Cal thanks. I already have a 30A 220V outlet installed specifically for the dust collector plus an available 20A 110V so worse case I run it at 110V until the 220V circuit board arrives. I’m not worried about the CFM reduction I’m running a short 5” hose directly to the machine from the DC and moving the DC from machine to machine as needed. This should give me maximum performance, ultimately the system is going to get choked down to 4” as it enters the machine anyway.

The collector looks to have arrived unscathed but I’m just now unboxing it and inspecting. No outer damage to the cardboard crate and it was packed with molded styro top and bottom. But see that metal shaft for the filter crank, they sat the small box of parts right on that and it wore a hole in the box. I’ll have to inspect for any damage and report back. Okay I’m off to wrench on this thing…

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clafollett

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#17 posted 03-23-2013 06:52 AM

I have a dedicated 20A 220v for it but do not have a 30A 110v circuit available. I’m crossing my fingers they didn’t put the wrong part in the box like they did with yours. I guess with the Freight issues I’m having, I won’t say I’m surprised if the part is wrong. When it rains it pours.

Oh, and I saw your new Table saw had some minor issues such as a crown in the table top. Is Powermatic going to reconcile that for you?

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clafollett

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#18 posted 03-26-2013 01:41 AM

I received my circuit panel upgrade this past weekend through priority mail. It was the correct part! Wheeewwww!

I have an update on the UPS fiasco:

First off, Kudos to the Grizzly staff. They have been great to deal with through both email and phone. I’ve gotten to talk to a few different members of the support staff now and each has been great to work with and timely in responding.

Last Friday (3/22), they promised me if UPS did not find them over the weekend, they would ship out another G0656P jointer base and the G0703P DC system on Monday. True to their word, I got a call from Danielle in the Freight department letting me know they shipped out today. Hopefully I’ll be able to update this thread with positive results on receiving them.

Wish me luck!

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jonwright

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#19 posted 03-26-2013 03:15 AM

Well, gotta say – even though the shippers lost the boxes Griz isn’t making you hold the bag until they settle or figure it out. I’m sure they have a good contract with the shipping companies, but they went ahead anyway to get you your product.

Maybe it’s what they should do anyway, but with no hassels about it – I’d say they are doing not-to-badly.

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clafollett

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#20 posted 03-26-2013 03:21 AM

You are dead on Jon… Grizzly has done me right for sure.

A just received the official automated shipping notice from Grizzly with the UPS tracking link. UPS shows they picked it up at 2:24pm this afternoon. Grizzly wasn’t playing around! The shipment should be arriving this Thurs. Fortunately, the wife will be home so I don’t have to take any more time off to sign for them.

Now, can they make it here undamaged? Man, this is nerve racking!

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Ken90712

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#21 posted 03-26-2013 08:47 AM

I have this Jointer as well and its a solid performer. Grizzly has been good in fixing and concearns I have had.
Enjoy.

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clafollett

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#22 posted 04-01-2013 03:40 AM

Ok, further update…

UPS showed up as planned on Thurs. Everthing arrived mostly in tact. There were a fork truck fork puncture wound on both boxes but upon inspection, it didn’t appear they pierced very far so I signed off. Opening the boxes up and reviewing the contents ended up proving these wounds were superficial. Wheeeewwww….. That was close!

Actually, these boxes were packaged very well. When I post my full review within the next couple weeks, I’ll make sure to show the packages as they are packed so anyone interested in buying one will know what to contend with. I’ll share what I did to unpack them and leave the boxes intact.

A couple quick highlights:

1. I love how portable and maneuverable each are. It will make rearranging my shop for specific needs a breeze. I may do like fellow LJ’er darthford did and put better casters on the DC system. For now, it works good enough.

2. The Jointer was a little out of coplanar so I had to use up a couple thin feeler gauges from a cheap set I had. Once Knifes were set, she cut flat.

3. The Jointer fence will not square at both ends. Despite that, I was able to joint a true 90 edge by setting 90 nearest the head unit. I’ll contact Grizzly to see how to deal with this.

4. The Jointer belt is crap. I had to use a mill file and utility knife to custom shape the lumps to some semblance of true. Its night and day better now and a semi smooth machine. I will be replacing it with a link belt soon. I’d seriously wish these companies would just include them in the first place.

6. I’m not sure what 775 CFM is supposed to feel like but it sure feels like the G0703P could suck the bung hole out of a cat. I still needs to get the plumbing. My local Woodcraft doesn’t stock 6” hose. :(

7. I want to give a shout out to the Grizzly Support Staff. They were great to deal with and resolved it quickly and efficiently through email or phone. I think it was fair for them to wait out a weekend before shipping replacements.

8. Shame on UPS! Learn what real logistics are. Those lost boxes have yet to turn up. They apparently have not learned how to create a true tracking system. If they had, they could track all their contractors with it.

Until the full review. Enjoy!

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