G0453Z Review

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Review by TJU posted 03-04-2011 01:12 AM 8582 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It has taken me a few weeks but I have finally got my new planer and jointer all adjusted and running. I ran about 30 bf a cherry through them for a project I am working on. This is the first Grizzly purchase that I have made and I will definitely look at Grizzly when I go to upgrade my 9” crapsman band saw that I got for $35 on Craig’s list.
The fit and finish we about what I expected. I took about 5 minutes to file the sharp edges and scrape a few drops of paint off the jointer fence. I also had to fill the gear box with oil (on the planer) and clean all the surfaces. The only difficult part to clean was the cutter head and the roller bars. Running some wood through helps.
The planer is a beast compared to my bench top. 30 fpm was faster than I was expected (I’m use to 22 fpm) but it pulled the wide board through with no problem. The infeed table, outfeed table, and planer bed were flat. I didn’t pull out all of my feeler gauges, but there was nothing that concerned me. With the infeed and outfeed tables raised slightly I can only detect snipe with my smoothing plane. After one pass with my #4 I got a continuous shave the full length of the board. I also ran some hard maple through just to see how it does and the finish it left seemed better than the cherry. You can see the track lines of the blades if you hold it into the light at a low angle but you can remove them with 1-2 passes of a plane of just some minor sanding with a ROS. No more work required than my 3 knife bench top planer. I have not noticed any chip out but I haven’t run any difficult grain through it yet. I gave it 4 stars but for the money I am more than satisfied.


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#1 posted 03-04-2011 01:24 AM

I have several Grizzly Tools I have bought over the years and am very satisfied with all of them.

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 01:27 AM

What mainwoodworks said above. ;-)

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 01:53 AM

She’s a beauty !

Thanks for the review.

Time to put “Helical head for planer” on your XMas list :-)

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 04:36 AM

Thanks for the review, I am looking to get a couple of Grizzly items so this was helpful.

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#5 posted 03-04-2011 06:18 AM

Oh you so suck
They are gorgeous…sooooooo jealous

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#6 posted 03-04-2011 11:45 AM

Congrats to you! Both look great!

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