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Hello,

I am considering a couple new floor machines for my shop.

One is a 12'' jointer with a helical head, model G0609X:

Grizzly.com

The second is a 15'' thickness planer with a helical head, model G0453PX:

Grizzly.com

I have read this and that about these machines from customers. I was hoping that someone from the forums might own one of these or Grizzly machines similar to these and might pass some words. I just bought Grizzly's hybrid table saw and am very please. Review to come.

Thanks!

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I have read a few complaints about helical heads on planners. Some say that they don't leave a smooth finish on some woods. Though i have never used one.
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Hello,

I am considering a couple new floor machines for my shop.

One is a 12'' jointer with a helical head, model G0609X:

Grizzly.com

The second is a 15'' thickness planer with a helical head, model G0453PX:

Grizzly.com

I have read this and that about these machines from customers. I was hoping that someone from the forums might own one of these or Grizzly machines similar to these and might pass some words. I just bought Grizzly's hybrid table saw and am very please. Review to come.

Thanks!
Hi Phillip

I have a 8" jointer with spiral heads from Grizzly and could not be happier. I would never go back to straight blades.

Al
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Hi Phillip

I have a 8" jointer with spiral heads from Grizzly and could not be happier. I would never go back to straight blades.

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Phillip,
Like Al, I have a Grizzly joinger with spiral heads, it's only a six inch machine but it is a sweet machine. I had to fuss with setting of the out feed table to get rid of the snipe but would be true of any jointer. It goes without saying of course but you MUST HAVE A GOOD DC, and that is probably true with any jointer.

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Where are Grizzly tools made?, I always have had the impression that they seems good tools and, well made, but IDK, I havent have one tho.
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I don't have either tool, but over the winter i replaced the straight knives on my DW735 with a Byrd Shelix head and it is absolutely awesome. In the case of the planer and jointer you are considering, it looks like you could purchase the straight knife version of either, and the Byrd Shelix head for either for a little less than buying with the Grizzly spiral heads installed. (if the Byrds don't come with bearings pre-installed, the final bill might be a little higher than the Griz heads) Doing the swap is a little labor, but the Byrd heads may be a more satisfying design. I'd view Byrd as the standard, but my experience is very limited.

With the Byrd head on the 735, i've been able to go straight to 220 grit sanding on cherry, hard maple and white oak. I've put some gnarly ash through that was pretty surprising as well.

Hope i didn't muddy the water too much for you!!

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Most of their tools are made in China and Taiwan. I own the G0555P 14" band saw and the G0654 6" Jointer. The band saw is great and the jointer works well. I would buy from them again.

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Most of their tools are made in China and Taiwan. I own the G0555P 14" band saw and the G0654 6" Jointer. The band saw is great and the jointer works well. I would buy from them again.
I suspect that, but I think they have a good control quality.
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HI

I have several Grizzly machines in my shop-- unlike the food (chicken, pork, etc) that comes from China (Taiwan) Grizzly machines are true quality for the money---

I have a 12" planer G1017 that I have had for over 10 years- and it still performs great--

My planer has straight blades--
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Hello,

I am considering a couple new floor machines for my shop.

One is a 12'' jointer with a helical head, model G0609X:

Grizzly.com

The second is a 15'' thickness planer with a helical head, model G0453PX:

Grizzly.com

I have read this and that about these machines from customers. I was hoping that someone from the forums might own one of these or Grizzly machines similar to these and might pass some words. I just bought Grizzly's hybrid table saw and am very please. Review to come.

Thanks!
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Thanks guys. I think I can buy with confidence.

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