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Andybb

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01-28-2020 11:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer jointer

2 years ago a friend loaned me his 6” Grizz G0452 jointer while he was moving and didn’t have room for it. Well, he’s all moved in to his new place with a nice big shop space and picked up his jointer this morning. I wanted to cry. :-( I also sold my bench top jointer on CL which was kind of short sighted looking back on it. I just recently built one of these planer sleds in anticipation of losing the jointer though.

Now we’ll see how much I miss the Grizz and if I need to invest in a new to me used tool or if my collection of planer and table saw jigs will still get the job done.

I really loved that tool. It hummed!

Coincidentally this was on CL today for $50 OBO. It’ll probably take some work to get set up properly but for $50 it seems like I might suck if I buy it. I even have a mobile base for it already.

An lj review here.

-- Andy - Seattle USA


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sansoo22

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#1 posted 01-28-2020 11:55 PM

If i was a betting man i’d put money on a new to you grizz showing up soon. It sounds like you were pretty emotionally attached to that machine. It is funny how woodworkers and i expect any other trade/hobby that deals with lots of tools get attached to them. Even if you upgrade to something much nicer its still like watching your memories drive away when you sell the old one.

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Andybb

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#2 posted 01-28-2020 11:58 PM


If i was a betting man i d put money on a new to you grizz showing up soon.
- sansoo22

Yeah, but not for $50 OBO! :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 01-29-2020 12:16 AM

For $50…..buy it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Andybb

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#4 posted 01-29-2020 12:28 AM



For $50…..buy it.

- firefighterontheside

I replied before I even posted this just to make sure rule #5 didn’t kick in.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 01-29-2020 12:28 AM

So true. I’m not a fan of Central Machinery anything but for 50 bucks that would be in my shop too

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Fiver

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#6 posted 01-29-2020 12:45 AM

I would have suddenly started speaking spanish and saying “Mr. Andy no here…” upon hearing he wanted it back.

Kidding of course. After two years I’d have forgotten all about it. Which bench top jointer did you have that you sold? I ask because I’m in the market for one and could use some recommendations.

-- Matt - Colorado

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Andybb

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#7 posted 01-29-2020 12:49 AM


So true. I m not a fan of Central Machinery anything but for 50 bucks that would be in my shop too

- sansoo22

It’s probably gone by now. But I’m a pessimist so I’m either right or pleasantly surprised. :-) )

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#8 posted 01-29-2020 12:51 AM

andy if you havn’t already called it’s probably gone ! even if it turns out to be a POS,FOR 50 SKINS HELL DO IT MAN!!!it looks brand new.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Andybb

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#9 posted 01-29-2020 12:51 AM

Which bench top jointer did you have that you sold? I ask because I m in the market for one and could use some recommendations.

- Fiver

Nothing special. Just a Porter Cable/Delta type 6” clone. Worked just fine once I got it set up.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Andybb

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#10 posted 01-29-2020 12:56 AM


andy if you havn t already called it s probably gone ! even if it turns out to be a POS,FOR 50 SKINS HELL DO IT MAN!!!it looks brand new.

- pottz


No S—T! My buddy just called me this morning so I had no notice! No reply yet from the seller.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Aj2

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#11 posted 01-29-2020 01:00 AM

I bet that pos harbor freight jointer will not make a board flat or straight. It will most likely give the rest of your machines a virus.
There’s a reason it barely worth scrap value.

Good Luck

-- Aj

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Andybb

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#12 posted 01-29-2020 01:03 AM


I bet that pos harbor freight jointer will not make a board flat or straight. It will most likely give the rest of your machines a virus.
There’s a reason it barely worth scrap value.

Good Luck

- Aj2


You’re even more than a pessimist than I am! You would be over the moon if it works well. But I can’t even buy a boat anchor that heavy for $50. :-) It’s gotta be worth $50 so it’s probably gone by now.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Ocelot

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#13 posted 01-29-2020 03:08 AM

I have one of those which I’m getting rid of, since I have an 8” spiral griz now. The HF jointer was fine for edge-jointing. I have a friend who agreed to give me $100 for it, and I think he’s getting his money’s worth.

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bandit571

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#14 posted 01-29-2020 03:18 AM

Why settle for just one plane?

Bad when there isn’t the room to stash a second No. 7 and a No. 8…...

That they have to sit off to the side of the til….I match the match size to the size of the job being done….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#15 posted 01-29-2020 04:24 AM

Back to square 1. The listing was taken down.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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