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Unboxing Grizzly Jointer

Unboxing Grizzly Jointer

03-14-2019 04:55 PM by jywagner | 8 comments »

I sold my grizzly 6? jointer recently. I have been researching and planning for my upgrade to an 8? or 12” model ever since. But not a lot of G0495X or other 12” jointer review out there, found a few very similar 8” jointer from Baileigh, Laguna, and Powermatic, all these three jointers identical in design. Plus, cost quite much more than G0495X. Why I chose Grizzly 495X with spiral cutter head. I chose the Grizzly 495X because I can only afford this model at this price, possibly deliver b...

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Grizzly benchtop bandsaw... some good, lotta bad & mostly ugly...

Grizzly benchtop bandsaw... some good, lotta bad & mostly ugly...

12-29-2018 11:22 PM by blistersonmyfingers | 41 comments »

So for Christmas/Birthday (wee holiday birthday…), I asked for a small bandsaw, and, due to some mistakes/misinterpretations – some my fault / mistakes too if I’m honest – I ended up with one of these Grizzly little benchtop jobs. https://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-9-Benchtop-Bandsaw/G0803 For those who know the deal – this is “that same model” thats made in probably a couple different Chinese factories, rebranded under about 100 names fro...

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An okay saw.

An okay saw.

11-27-2018 07:47 PM by bgilb | 10 comments »

For the money, the saw is okay at best. I used to have a Rigid R4511 (the crazy granite top one) and honestly some things about that one were better than this saw. Things I like: Solid construction and very heavy and well built. It runs really well so no issues there. Good dust collection. The blade guard is good. Things that I don’t like: #1) The fence (at least the one I got) is garbage. Everyone said it was upgraded compared to the previous model. The fence is not flat, it&#...

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More than I was looking for

More than I was looking for

11-24-2018 07:11 AM by HankLP | 9 comments »

THIS ROUTER IS BARELY A MONTH OLD AND THE MOTOR QUIT WORKING. GRIZZLY IS SENDING A RETURN MAILER FOR A REFUND. IT WORKED WELL OUT OF THE BOX, AND SEEMED LIKE A GOOD DEAL. GUESS I’LL BE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ROUTER SOON. ANY SUGGESTIONS? I almost always use the router table, but wanted a plunge router for a project I was working on. There are a lot of trim routers on the market now with plunge capability and 6 amp motors. The T27139 was the least expensive of the routers I looked at...

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Drum Sander

Drum Sander

10-25-2018 12:52 PM by Jarrhead | 6 comments »

Been wanting to add a drum sander to the shop for many years. Shopped hard for a decent used one on craigslist. There were some options out there in the used market, but they were either too big for my needs, or too expensive for their condition. I finally got prodded to take action by a project I started that involved some spalted wood. I found some gorgeous spalted tamarind for the carcase of a jewelry box I am making. Unfortunately, because of the spunky nature of the spalted wood, no...

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Could be Better

Could be Better

10-22-2018 03:46 PM by HankLP | 6 comments »

I really like the Grizzly G0771 table saw, and have used it for several years now. I was pleased to discover that Grizzly came out with an insert for the G0771, however, this rating lost two stars for the following: 1) The insert sits 0.020” higher than the original insert which means the leveling screws have to be readjusted when swapping the inserts. The ZC Inserts I make have oversized holes that fit over the screw heads. This allows a thicker edge on the insert, and the leveling...

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Grizzy G1021x2 15" Helical Planer - Initial impressions review

Grizzy G1021x2 15" Helical Planer - Initial impressions review

10-22-2018 12:53 PM by edapp | 7 comments »

This is another one of those “I just got the tool” reviews, but there is so little information out there about this planer I thought this might be helpful to some… Grizzly offers a few 15” planers, and more than one with helical cutterheads. I chose this one because it wasnt made in China (no tariff fee) and because the cutterheads are curved and set at a 30 degree angle. their other option, G0453, is made in china and uses straight inserts that are parallel to the ...

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Grizzly 6"x80" Edge Sander, It's worth every cent

Grizzly 6"x80" Edge Sander, It's worth every cent

09-11-2018 08:05 AM by WoodenDreams | 5 comments »

This Edge Sander is a bench top model. I choice this instead of Floor Model so it would have wood storage under it, with my limited space. This sander is mounted on a 24” high bench. To help with dust collection I taped some construction paper to the inlet area. This extended the dust collection area. If I need more of the belt available I untape it and retape It back up. I keep in stock extra belts (2 each of 80, 120, 180 & 220 grit). The belts only takes less than a minute to chan...

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Great for a hobbist

Great for a hobbist

09-08-2018 04:40 AM by WoodenDreams | 12 comments »

I bought the Grizzly G0771Z in April 2017. I did send Grizzly a poor review after the purchase, But, after the first 3 month of usage, I sent Grizzly a revised, but good review….. I was going to buy the Grizzly G0833P, but the salesman over the phone told me to buy the G0771Z. Reason was the shipping crate size, had to fit thru a certain boor. When I received it I took everything out of crate & dolleyed it in. The G08339P would had fit through. The rail attaching to the back of the ...

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Planer upgrade

Planer upgrade

08-31-2018 12:38 PM by Jarrhead | 7 comments »

So, I upgraded the planer in the shop. Went from the old tried and true Jet JPM-13 Planer Moulder, to a Grizzly G0453W. I wanted a little larger capacity, and a higher horsepower motor. Found the planer, used, on Craigslist for $1000. It needed a little lovin’, but overall was in pretty good shape. Some surface rust, and a worn out set of blades. The G0453W is kind of a Grizzly anomaly. They apparently only manufactured it for a year or two, and it is now discontinued. I can’t find an...

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