Grizzly is now selling Shop Equivalents to their G0766

  1. Brice Rogers
    Brice Rogers
    I was on the Grizzly site today and noticed a "new" lathe. It is the Shop Fox W1852. It sure looks the same as the G0766 except 2 things: (1) different color and (2) it costs $245 more. I wonder why they added this?
  2. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Grizzly has always had a retail line of machines...”Shop Fox.” That allows retail vendors to carry some of their machines. We have a local hardware company that carries a few Shop Fox machines, along with their Jet, Powermatic, and formerly Delta lines. Grizzly brand is their direct wholesale line, and they are basically the same machines, painted different, and labeled different models.
  3. Brice Rogers
    Brice Rogers
    But it is still puzzling that they would sell the shop Fox on the same website as the G0766. When you go to Grizzly.com and then the wood products and lathe page, you'll see it with a "badge" that says something like "New !!". I can understand selling the Shop Fox through various Retailers but not on their own web site. Also, if I was a retailer selling a Shop Fox, I would not like Griz selling the same thing via the internet. Just saying....

    When I have time, I'm going check out the spare parts of some critical parts to see if there are any bargains/anomalies with the Shop Fox parts.
  4. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Not a bad idea checking the parts list on both machines. I suppose the reason they are selling both on their website is that they have more in stock than vendors are requesting, so they put them out as a new item. Some folks would not even bother to check out the rest of their lineup perhaps. who knows for sure?! It is new in a sense of being a new offering and different paint color on the leg castings.
  5. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Brice, please report back if you find some parts like the potentiometer has an updated version, etc
  6. Brice Rogers
    Brice Rogers
    Roger, you make a good point regarding excess stock. Last year I bought the forward-stop-reverse switch and the emergency stop switch because I thought that there were priced very low. It is better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them. Ha ha.
  7. David C. Roseman
    David C. Roseman
    There's also the curious umbrella effect. If you have one with you, there's less likelihood you'll need it.
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