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Forum topic by TGM posted 11-06-2019 10:39 PM 497 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TGM

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11-06-2019 10:39 PM

I am hoping someone out there can assist. After researching and deciding on the G0634XP Combination Jointer/Planer, I placed an order with Grizzly in late August. The machine was back ordered and we had some shipment delays. I finally received it the first week of October and anxiously set it up and started making some sawdust. To my dismay, the outfeed roller on the planer was leaving a pattern of dots in the wood. I’m not sure why, but the outfeed roller is a spring loaded knurled steel roller. I backed off the spring tension to zero and still got some marks. I’ll try to attach photos. I called Grizzly. I’ve never had issues with their product and found them solid and reputable. The first thing they told me was I had the wrong outfeed roller. The one on their show room floor was not knurled. Then a week later, they said it was the right one – they had changed the design. They would check with the engineers at the factory and get back to me. It has been several weeks and they say they are still waiting for the response but no one else has had this problem. So I’m in limbo. I splurged on a machine that is sitting idle because I can’t get a smooth surface from it.

Has anyone experienced this issue? Any suggestions on getting this resolved? As of now, Grizzly hasn’t been responsive. I don’t understand why they would make the outfeed roller with such an aggressive pattern. It defeats the purpose of those nice spiral carbide cutters. Have I missed something in setup? I’m sickened that I’ve spent so much money and this beast is just sitting there.


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#1 posted 11-06-2019 11:52 PM

Sure is a nice pattern. A great machine for making a non slip surface. Good luck, hope they can resolve it soon.

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Mike_in_STL

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#2 posted 11-06-2019 11:55 PM

What is the infeed roller like? Can they be swapped? In for out, out for in?

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#3 posted 07-03-2020 10:34 PM

I just fell for this same model, sadly. I even spent three hours on the phone with the sales agent, to verify that it had a rubber outfeed roller, the same as the description for the G0634z. And yet, the same roller as the one you are describing here. SOOOOOO disappointed in Grizzly. I just bought their 35th anniversary bandsaw. several thousands dollars for that order and all of the blades and more, and this order and board buddies and mobile bases and more. And their tech support sends an email that pretty much reads, too bad your read that, we got your money so sad for you nya nya. Soo angry now. It came dented and bent legs because the brackets holding it to the crate skid did not have bolts in them. The outfeed table is warped with the outside corner and inside corner, where it aligns with the cutterhead, are higher, noticeably, than the center of the table. Their reply, “it’s within standards, too bad. We will send a small thing of paint to fix the scratches, dents and bent leg. It’s not a finish planer, none of our planers are, you will have to sand.” I have a much better finish now with my $500 DeWalt 13” planer, that this $3,000 piece of equipment was supposed to replace!

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