Grizzly G0609X vs. G0834 12" Jointers with Spiral Cutterheads

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Forum topic by BoilerUp21 posted 04-03-2018 07:19 PM 1359 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2018 07:19 PM

So with the 8” jointers at Grizzly seeming to be on perpetual backorder, I am looking at throwing the extra cash at one of their 12” models. I spoke with a service rep and the G0609X should be in stock in a week, while the G0834 should be in stock at the end of the month…(not holding my breath on either)

With that being said, I ran their comparison tool and am having trouble figuring out why the G0609X is $250 more and has half the amount of cutter heads that the G0834 has (60 vs 96, and the G0834 spins at a higher RPM giving it twice the cuts per minute over the more expensive model)?

Anyone know why these otherwise identical machines have a price that seems backwards?

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#1 posted 04-03-2018 07:28 PM

I’d imagine the G0609X is an older model that might have cost them more to produce?

The G0834 looks better in every way. 250lbs heavier, 5HP motor vs 3HP on the other, more inserts, faster cutterhead RPM. Also looks like the G0834 has a Byrd style cutterhead where the inserts are actually mounted in a helix, whereas the G0609X has Grizzly’s indexable cutterhead which has spiral rows of inserts but the inserts are exactly parallel to the axis of rotation.

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#2 posted 04-03-2018 07:32 PM

There was another thread about these models
I think.

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#3 posted 04-03-2018 11:06 PM

There was another thread about these models
I think.

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