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8-in. Jointer G0500

Grizzly Industrial - 8-in. Jointer G0500

Grizzly has discontinued this jointer and now offers a comparable 8-in. jointer as model #G0586.

$875 (As of 12/1/2005)

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Editor Choice-Best Overall

Editor's Review: 8-in. Jointers Under $1,400

by William Duckworth

review date: December 1, 2005

The author selected 11 commonly available 8-in. jointers ranging in price from $650 to $1,350, all with either a 1-1/2-hp or 2-hp motor, and evaluated the beds, tables, fences, knives, and ease of making adjustments for each.

One of three models tested that has four knives in the cutterhead instead of three, the Grizzly has dead-flat and perfectly aligned tables, and the knives arrived sharp and ready to go. The table-locking lever is sturdy and comfortable, and the fence-locking mechanism is on top of the machine rather than in back where it could slip.

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Editor Test Results:

Average Table Flatness 0.000 in.
Table Alignment (width/length) 0.000/0.000 in.
Noise Level 82 db.

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Grizzly Industrial
Manufacturer's Web Site www.grizzly.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 570-546-9663
Bed Size 9-1/4 in. x 75-1/2 in.
Fence Size 3-7/8 in. x 38-1/4 in.
Motor Size 2 hp
Number of Knives 4
Optional Cutterhead Yes

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