Grizzly portable planer

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Vanilla Gorilla

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Marco Principio
Does anyone have any experience with this planer?
http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0505http://www.ncwoodworker.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=3027

I have been looking for an inexpensive, portable, but quality planer for a while, and for the price based on the reviews I have read this is sounding good.

It looks a little cheap/cheesy to me, but then again, I'm a little cheap and cheesy myself so it might not matter :cool:

I am going up to NY sometime in April, and my route takes me right past the Grizzly showroom in Muncy PA, so I was gonna stop in and get it if I convince myself. That would at least save me the shipping!

If space weren't such an issue, I could get this guy http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0477

but that would have to go in my house if I bought it!


Any feedback is welcomed
 
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NCPete

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Pete Davio
your first link goes to your table, which looks good, BTW.... Were I to hazard a guess, I would think this is the cheesy planer you were talking about. I know nothing about it, but there is a planer for sale on craigslist, from ridgid, which may also be worth a look.


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sorry, planer was for sale on CL, guess it was sold...
 

Vanilla Gorilla

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Marco Principio
lol. well, apparently I am a little off today ;) But thanks for the compliment. I fixed the link though.:BangHead:

yeah, you've gotta be quick to get the good deals from CL. See, I would have thought the same thing as you about the grizzly planer if I just looked at it, but I have read a ton of reviews from people who like it, which is giving me second thoughts. But then again, I don't know those people's background which is why I ask here
 

NCPete

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Pete Davio
sorry, I was using your words describing the 'cheesy' planer. I will probably get the cheesy Delta from Lowe's, currently on sale for less than $200!!!!
 

Vanilla Gorilla

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Marco Principio
maybe I ought to be the guinea pig and buy it and review it, and then we'll all know the real deal :lol:

Does everyone agonize over tool purchases like this???? I'm imagining it only gets worse with the price of the tool!
 

NCPete

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Pete Davio
I think my wife may be worse. When she knows what I have in mind, I usually get in trouble :eusa_shhh
 
M

McRabbet

If I were you, I'd take advantage of the DeWalt DW734 3-blade planer deal at Amazon.com until March 16th -- $379 less $75 off coupon! I have a DeWalt DW733 (original two-blade version) and it is a very good planer. Of utmost importance (aside from the extra knife per revolution = smoother cuts), the DeWalt has a very good Lock-down feature that locks the planer head in position -- the Grizzly lacks this lock-down. I'm a Grizzly SuperFan -- I have 5 Grizzly tools, but I recommend you not buy their small planer. It has not done well in tool reviews either.

HTH. Rob
 

Vanilla Gorilla

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Marco Principio
I went to that page and it says there's the 75 off, but there's also mention of a 50 dollar mail in rebate from dewalt. do both of these apply? if so, then I will be the proud owner of a new dewalt!
 

Vanilla Gorilla

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Marco Principio
well, as far as I can figure, they both apply. The discount from amazon and the rebate are discounts from 2 totally different companies, so they shouldn't cancel each other out. The bad thing though is that shipping on the planer is $50. I was assuming that since it was amazon shipping was free, but it ships from a different vendor. So that $50 rebate basically cancels out the shipping. It's still a good deal, but a tad more than I was wanting to spend. Maybe I can find one used somewhere. I'm a big big fan of used tools
 

michaelgarner

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Michael
I am not sure about that partiular model, I have the older 12" version that I was purchased years ago, It's running strong, I made the woodmagazine stand with fold down tables for it and the snipe is all but gone. I also invested in the dispos-a-blade systme becouse I hate changing blades. All in all it has been a good performer, It will deff hold me over untill I get my 20in soon. Be blessed friend
 

mshel

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Michael Shelley
Vanilla Gorilla said:
Does anyone have any experience with this planer?
http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0505

I have been looking for an inexpensive, portable, but quality planer for a while, and for the price based on the reviews I have read this is sounding good.

It looks a little cheap/cheesy to me, but then again, I'm a little cheap and cheesy myself so it might not matter :cool:

I am going up to NY sometime in April, and my route takes me right past the Grizzly showroom in Muncy PA, so I was gonna stop in and get it if I convince myself. That would at least save me the shipping!

If space weren't such an issue, I could get this guy http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0477

but that would have to go in my house if I bought it!


Any feedback is welcomed

Marco, did you see this? Looks like an answer to your problem.

Mike
http://ncwoodworker.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2224
 

Joe Scharle

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Joe
I bought mine (recon) last year from ToolKing for $359.00 + free shipping. Find them on ebay. Took 10 days to arrive.
 

michaelgarner

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Michael
That is true, she has passed all dreams of having a garage. But she is very suportive of my WW habit. Be blessed friends.
 
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