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Forum topic by pontic posted 01-23-2018 02:22 AM 328 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2018 02:22 AM

This is what I plan to purchase. Is there any things I should watch for?

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 02:24 AM

It’s a helical head 15” 3 hp.

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 02:30 AM

Wow, it looks a lot like the Grizzy G0453Z

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 03:09 AM

I’ve had that machine for about 10 months. Got it from Rockler because of no sales tax and free lift gate delivery. Probably spent an hour getting tables lined up and double checking the height of the rollers and cutter head. I do not regret buying it and the 5 year warranty is another reason I picked this brand/model. I made two changes to the machine set up. 1) put machine on Rockler all terrain base since I move it around a lot. That base with the 5” wheels make it effortless to move. 2) I installed 3/4” foam weather stripping on the hood where it sits above head to towards eliminate vacuum leaks. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-E-O-3-4-in-x-7-16-in-x-10-ft-Black-High-Density-Rubber-Foam-Weatherstrip-Tape-R734H/100047977

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