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    NCWW Members Saved Me A Bunch of Money

    A couple of weeks ago; Iasked the members here for their experience with Grizzly equipment. The request received quite a few responsesand forced me to re-consider my commitment to Powermatic. It was my intention to buy a 12” jointer; butafter much thought, I just couldn’t justify the added expense over that of an 8”.

    A week ago Grizzly startedtheir summer sale; and they had reduced this jointer by $200.
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-x-84-Jointer-with-Exclusive-Digital-Height-Readout/G0495X

    I called Grizzly andplaced an order; I received it today; and I couldn’t be more pleased. The fit and finish is ever bit as good as thePowermatic. After getting it cleaned upthe first thing I did was check the table with a 48” straight edge… they are darn near perfect. I then checked the set-up on the jointer; andto my amazement everything was on the money… it didn’t need anything but turning on.
    Even the Powermaticequipment I have bought in the past needed a little tweaking… but not thisthing…. what a pleasant surprise.

    I want to extend a BIGTHANK-YOU to all of you who encouraged me to explore what Grizzly has tooffer. This is one of those few timeswhen I feel as though I truly have received my moneys’ worth.

    As a side note: When I called Grizzly and placed the order;the sales lady that answered the phone was not aware that this jointer was onsale until I told her it was on their web-site. She put me on hold and after a few minutes; returned and took myorder. A couple of hours later I wasback on their web-site and noticed that they had changed the price back to whatit was originally.
    Guess I just got lucky!

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    Re: NCWW Members Saved Me A Bunch of Money

    Glad to hear that. You'll also find that their customer support is outstanding if you ever have any issues with it in the future. I've called them with questions about both my table saw and 8" jointer and they have been extremely helpful.

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    Re: NCWW Members Saved Me A Bunch of Money

    Good to hear another pleasant experience with Grizzly. I've been pleased with their equipment. I did have to adjust my jointer but nothing out of the ordinary.
    "Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s." - Billy Wilder

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    Re: NCWW Members Saved Me A Bunch of Money

    Awesome!

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    Re: NCWW Members Saved Me A Bunch of Money

    Funny, NCWW members have cost me hundreds if not thousands of dollars, showing off their cool tools and luring me to the dark side of excessive tool purchasing (aka Woodguy disease) :-)

    Congrats on the new jointer!
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    Re: NCWW Members Saved Me A Bunch of Money

    Quote Originally Posted by Bas View Post
    Funny, NCWW members have cost me hundreds if not thousands of dollars, showing off their cool tools and luring me to the dark side of excessive tool purchasing (aka Woodguy disease) :-)

    Congrats on the new jointer!
    Bas, you were born with that disease. The only thing this website did was allow you to flaunt it shamelessly!
    I like making things. I have a wood shop at home. I am a terrible carpenter but I love doing it. Raymond - Charlotte, NC

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