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16 Re: Grizzly Jointer Review

From: mike@cream.cs.wisc.edu
Date: 13 Dec 89 17:40:17 GMT

In article <26188@sequent.UUCP> dale@sequent.UUCP (Dale Mosby) writes:
>Well, I saw the posting about experiences with a Grizzly sander.
>Thought I would provide a summary of experience with a Grizzly
>jointer. A week ago Monday I received their 6 inch jointer,
>47 inch bed. Price was $325. I also ordered the mobile base for
>it. Comments:
...
>
[ Various comments about no assembly instructions, re-drilling/tapping
holes, difficulty figuring out how to wire, need for four casters
instead of three. Conclusion - good machine, but a pain to set up. ]


So here's my experience with the Delta 6" jointer I bought around
Thanksgiving for $300 from a local hardware dealer.
- Only assembly required was the stand, clear directions were included.
- Unit is heavy, castings are smooth, machining is good.
- Scale on depth adjuster is worthless, otherwise depth adjustment
works fine.
- Only infeed table adjusts. This rules out Tage Frid's method of
on machine knife sharpening.

Since Delta is pricing this machine the same as the "clones", I'm happy
to have the delta. I think they have a greater chance of being in
business when the machine needs service n years from now.

p.s.
A couple of weeks after getting the jointer I tried to joint a board
that was too short (only 5" long). The result is I shortened one of
my fingers. This is in no way a fault of the machine, it would have
happened with any jointer. DO BE CAREFUL.




 

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