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Baron
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Jointers

I'm not looking to hijack the forum but I'd like to have a go-to group for info on a Grizly 8" non-spiral Jointer. At this point I Just bought it and will not get to look at it until the weekend. It was owned by a retired guy next door and he was cleaning up and getting rid of everything. I got the machine for $200 and it appears to be in usable condition. 240V. Its just dangerous enough of a tool that good advice is good to have

I'd be happy to talk about it in the forum or privately by PM. Let me know if you have this jointer or one of their 6,10 and 12" grizly jointer.

 

Baron

Bill
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Baron there's not a lot of dif. between jointers . Plane about 1/64 off at a time use push blocks and keep your fingers out of the blades. I don't have a Grizzly jointer but I have a grizzly set up jig for the blades on my ? 8" jointer.

Baron
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Ah, what pray tell is a set-up jig? Is that a blade adjustment jig? It sounds handy.

Bill
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One of these things Baron I have a micrometer set that was a few $100 given to me but this one is much simpler to use.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Jointer-Pal-Polycarbonate-Body-Up-to-8-/W1210A

Baron
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Ah, what pray tell is a set-up jig? Is that a blade adjustment jig? It sounds handy.

Why only 1/64. Its a powerful machine and is rated for 1/8". Is there another advantage to 1/64th" I'm not seeing? I've never used a jointer very much. I know that with my Woodmaster Planer the specs say 3/16th but it won't do more than 1/32 on non-uniform wood.

Baron
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Hey Bill I see how that works, nice, practical.

 

r.garrison1
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The biggest thing to look at for a jointer is how often the blade hits the board for a certain distance. Number of blades, feed speed, and RPM are the variables for that.

Too slow of RPM, too fast of feed speed on a one or two blade joiner, and you will have dimples in the surface. You can minimize that by taking shallower cuts.

 

Baron
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In other words the dimples would be shallower and less noticable on the glue line? any tips on face planing?

eddiemac
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I have a lot of experience on a Grizzly G0490, non-spiral.  Is that what you have?  You got a heck of a deal on an 8" jointer 

Baron
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Eddie,

I'm not sure of the model, it was dark,  Any one of Grizzly's 8" would have done nicely. Their leese was up and they had no where to go with it. They had an interested party who backed out on a deal so they were gonna send it to scrap along with a long list of other stuff I with I had time to talk them out of. $200 bucks.  They also had 6 or 700 bd ft of beautiful walnut and cherry flitches. Some of the cherry is quilted. I paid 300 for it all. After carrying it out I realized they were about ten percent bad in one way or another. I told the guy that I know flat out that I'm taking advantage of his circumstances, i felt bad, and that it was all worth more. I went on to say that my offers were low cause I really didn't need the stuff. He replied that he understood what was hapenning, I was helping him out, he was grateful it was going to good use. 

I'm pretty sure its the 0490 and will confirm this weekend.

r.garrison1
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If you are making shallow cuts, the dimples will be shallow, and from one pass to another, they will offset. Something that you can take down with a quick pass with a sander.

If you need to take off a lot of material, just have the last pass or two be shallow.

They are usually shallow enough that the compression of the glue joint will make them disappear.

Baron
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Well Men, It turned out to be a mixed Bag, The Walnut and Cherry turned out to be a little more than I though but the Grizzly Jointer turned ou to be the old stanby G1018. It can't be converted to spiral head, but hey, its a nice old machine. The manufacturers plate is missing on both the motor and the machine so I did a thorough photo shoot and sent them to Grizzly and they were able to I.D. It will be a nice autumn project to put it into service. 

clam lake dave
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I have the 6 inch and it works fine. Only 110

I will be ordering the 12 inch spiral head this fall.

What is the deal with posting photos. Photobucket wants 400 dollars to post on third party sites?

Baron
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Yep. They don't much like us woodsie types I recon!

 

clam lake dave
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What is the work around?

 

Baron
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Good Morning Dave, 

I've burried right now and so I haven't had time to investigate. I was going to go to Google but I need to be sure. My website is hosted by Google as well as my email. Do you have any other options? I'm hoping someone will solve this soon.

clam lake dave
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Dito, IF you get it figured out post to the forum.

You would think the people at norwood would solve the problem.

Baron
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I rest my case!

oneoldcoot
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The way I do it is post the pic on facebook then copy it from there and paste here. Then if I want I can delete it. You just have to make sure the pic is about a meg or it is too big for here.

I am thinking of getting on igab which is a free speech alternative to fake book maybe a forum there would work.