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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to get a better jointer, and I am looking at the Grizzly GO 452 or the GO 654 VS the Jet JJ 6CSX. The Grizzlies are new, of course, and the Jet is said to be new on Craigslist. The Jet is a bit more expensive, and doesn't have a mobile base.
I don't know much about Grizzly, but I do have a Jet dust collector which in my opinion, is top notch quality.
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Hi Dave, I've been to the Grizzly Showroom in Springfield and saw a lot of their machines. The look to be of good quality. I had seen an 8" jointer someone had for sale and it was a very good machine, still wishing I would have bought it, but I don't have the room for a lot of big machine like that. I did get one of their 21 deg. framing nailers, $99.95 a couple of years ago when my wife and I rebuilt our kitchen from the foundation up. I was the best $100.00 I spent on tools. I've used it a lot since then and even let a neighbor use it a lot and have not had any problems with it.I don't want to talk you out of the Jet though, Jet is of a better quality. If you are going to use it a lot and don't mind paying the extra I would go for the Jet. Just my 2 cents.

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I don't know what the new ones look like, but my G1018 8" Griz has terrible fit and finish compared to the Jet 6" I had. Castings have sharp edges, and needed welding to fill in large porosity holes. Other spots have very rough edges. I certainly hope Grizzly has improved on quality in newer models.
The machine works great, just looks cheap. The only reason I have it is because of the $300 price.
I really liked the Jet, but can't use 2 machines. It had to go.

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