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    Shiraz, are your spiral heads on the grizz planers made by Byrd?
    Bill G
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    I just wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit this forum. You have no idea how comforting and reassuring it is for me as a consumer, with very limited resources (aka "poor"), to see the owner of a company willing to give of his time just to make sure his customers are satisfied. I have seen you, time and again, go "above and beyond" in dealing with folks and their problems.

    Anyway...for what it's worth...thank you. You are indeed a "class act"
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    Hello Shiraz

    I am trying to get info from Grizzly on the G0636X. I am considering the saw in the place of a Laguna LT18. The frame is obviously heavier but is it able to exert force on a blade equivalent or better. I would like pics of the upper wheel tension and mounting device and the upper wheel cantilever beam and blade tension specifications if possible. It looks like the Grizzly has two upper cantilevers with a rather small lower beam that is not closed at the outboard end. The Laguna for instance has a very large lower cantilever arm that is fully closed at both ends make a very rigid box section.

    Please let me know who I can talk to at Grizzly or if you have the time please send me something. It would be much appreciated. I would typically purchase from Bellingham

    Best regards

    Jeremy Tomlinson
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    (Part 2) I do not like this machine and do not want it. It is cheaply made, has no handle, easily slops water outside the tight-fitting water tray, thin cheesey plastic bushings fall off the jigs, and the motor is undersized (it will come to a stop with even a moderate amount of pressure bearing down on the grinding wheel). I have used a Tormek and can say without hesitation that it is overpriced - but it does not suffer from any of these shortcomings. This grizzly wet grinder was a big purchasing mistake. I would have realized this had I been able to review the product first hand (not possible since it's internet only), but now that I've used it, I am stuck with this thing. I am concluding that it is too risky for me to buy further products from Grizzly. Be advised that I will check in from time to time over the years to see if the Grizzly return policies are modernized. But until that time I will take my business elsewhere.
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    (Part 1) Dear Mr. Balolia - I can't find any other way to get a message directly to you (you should solve that) and wanted to explain why I will not be buying any further products from Grizzly.
    I have a grizzly jointer (4 years ago) and am very happy with it. Now, when I consider the otrageous price for a Tormek wet grinder I do my due diligence (prior Grizzly experience with the jointer, read reviews, ask around, read posts on forums like this one, etc.) and decide to get the well-touted German-made 10" Grizzly wet grinder. I received it and as I began assembling it, I became concerned about the quality: plastic bushings, plastic wheel hubs, un-polished chrome arms, flimsy cheap jigs, etc. But I gave the benefit of the doubt to Grizzly. Then I made my ultimate mistake...I tried it out. This now means I cannot return it, per Grizzly policy, despite appeals to customer service. (see part 2)
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    Off Topic.....I understand that you are a luthier. I am not but have been playing for about 35 years. Your guitars seem very ornate. Do you have a website with good pictures.
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    Is there a forum that is dedicated to just Grizzly's tool users? I enjoy the SMC but do to my internet speed sometimes it take a long time to get the information I am looking for and would like to be able to go to Grizzly more quickly.
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