Video Review - my first thickness planer

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Review by John posted 02-19-2008 08:55 PM 31611 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just purchased a Grizzly G0505 12.5” portable “Lean & mean” planer. Here’s a video of the setup and the first couple passes over some pretty hard sycamore.

Here’s the planer for sale on the LumberJocks shopping site: G0505

-- John - Central PA -

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#1 posted 02-19-2008 09:19 PM

Pretty cool being able to plane your own lumber, huh?

Nice video. I wish more people did that “out of the box” thing.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 12:05 AM

I agree with Gary. But too often we get caught up in the adrenaline rush from having a new tool and simply want to get it up and running as fast as we can. Thanks for the review.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 09:51 AM

Nice review and video. Welcome to the world of planing your own lumber – it makes liife easier. You might want to invest in a Wixey Digital Planer Readout – will make planing much more accurate.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 02:02 PM

Nice video…I agree that it was helpful to see the “unboxing”. Thanks!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 02:33 PM

Great job. Thanks for the link!

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#6 posted 02-22-2008 04:26 AM

Cool video! Thanks for taking the time.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#7 posted 02-22-2008 12:48 PM

Thanks for the great video! Music was a nice touch!

-- Geoff, Lillington, NC

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#8 posted 02-23-2008 01:05 AM

I have one just like that but I got it from Canadian Tire here in Canada. Mine is dark blue and came with a stand . . . but otherwise looks exacly like yours.

What is the part number on the side discharge shoot?

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#9 posted 02-24-2008 04:12 AM

I love the video. My wife and I have been in the market for a video camera since we have a baby now. Watching your video makes me want to video tape some of my own woodworking. Now I’m REALLY wanting to get a video camera. Thanks.

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas

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#10 posted 02-24-2008 04:57 PM

Zuki, it’s H7516

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#11 posted 02-24-2008 06:23 PM

Great video.Love the sped up section.

Looks like a mean and lean beast. How much are the knives?

I noticed that the piece you ran through had not been jointed first and had a big “dip”, so the planer, I think, is not sniping as much is it is following the piece of wood. Anyone getting a first planer should be aware that they need to be run in tandem with a jointer (or sled if you want to trouble). They do one thing well..making the opposite side parallel to the original.

As for the thickness guage most of the stock are not too reliable.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#12 posted 02-24-2008 09:59 PM

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#13 posted 02-28-2008 08:24 PM

Gizmo: the knives are $32 for a set of two. They are double sided.

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#14 posted 08-25-2008 05:53 AM

Thats a nice video, Its looks like it will make for a nice little planer.

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#15 posted 08-25-2008 06:19 AM

Thanks for the video. It really helps to see it in operation.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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