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    Grizzly planers

    Anyone have any experience with either the G0505 or G0689 planers?

    Tony
    The optimist says the glass is half full.
    The pessimist says it's half empty.
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    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    I have the G0505. For it's size and price, it is a real workin' hoss.
    I am completely satisfied.

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    Yep, and I killed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al killian View Post
    Yep, and I killed it.
    Which one did you kill, and why?

    Tony
    The optimist says the glass is half full.
    The pessimist says it's half empty.
    I say the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

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    I had a G0505 and ran 2- 1 X 2 X 48" hard maple boards and it worked great Then I ran one 1X10X9' red cedar board through it. Almost made it before it burned up the belt.

    Look for something with at lest 3 knifes the ones with 2 just wont do it other than very light work.

    Oh yea I sold it the next day for $115.00 and ran as fast as I could told them everything but didn't leave my name or #

    Jay

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    I have the G1017 which Grizzly doesn't sell anymore but it works great, I purchased it from a friend for about $200 7-8 years ago.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/GRIZZLY-G1017-G-...QQcmdZViewItem

    I don't have anything to do with this E-bay item I did a search to find a pic for this post. This I believe is a good buy & the machine looks to be in good condition. This is actually a newer planer than mine which doesn't have the rollers on the fold down tables.
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    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 03-07-2009 at 02:28 AM.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Grizzly planer

    I've never had a Grizzly planner, but my experiences with planners is as follows.

    My first was the Ridgid two knife. Man it was fantastic - I could find no wrong, but I always believe every thing I read (meaning tool reviews) and i always think I need the best; so I sold the Ridgid and bought a recon Dewalt 735.

    I had to push the stock in and pull the stock out. I complained long enough and hard enough to the Dewat rep that he replaced it with a new 735 (not a recon). For 6 months it was great! Then it was as bad as the recon. So I sold it and bought the new 3 knife Ridgid.

    Results in the planning was supurb, but they changed their dust collector attachment from their previous
    model, and regardless what setup I used, directly into a 1 1/2 hp Jet Dust Devil or a chip separator and a 1 hp Jet dust collector, I had as many chips coming out of front of the machine as I did out of the back.

    Now I know there will be tons of comments from owners of the above machines disputing my stated remarks, and I'm sure they are all very happy with their units and the results they are getting. And I'm also sure that their comments and their machine performance is as they state and their satisfaction is 150%.

    This doesn't make me wrong, perhaps I'm just full of bad karma, if there is such a thing. Anyway i ended up with a Steel City planner, and I'm happy as hell!

    Jiggs Elphison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggs Elphison View Post
    Anyway i ended up with a Steel City planner, and I'm happy as hell!

    Jiggs Elphison
    Did you get the portable model Ive been looking at it. Looked like a sweet machine and will go with my other Steel City stuff

    Jay

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    Grizzy planer

    Yes, I have the 13" Steel City, I can't give you the model number because I'm two darn old to remember and I'm two tired to go out to the shop - if it's important to you I'll post it tomorrow. - I believe there is only one model 13" planner. I also have the Steel City Hybrid Table saw - Have some very minor complaints, but over all i love it.

    Jiggs Ephison

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