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    Hey Justin, I winged it on the fly with my...

    Hey Justin,

    I winged it on the fly with my cart and used old scrap around the shop. Just a top and bottom with 4 legs and put some wheels on. Rather crude and cobbled together but it's sturdy...
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    Hi Michael, Welcome to the fun topic of dust...

    Hi Michael,

    Welcome to the fun topic of dust collection. The one thing you can spend months and years researching. My advice is to buy a good 220V canister dust collector and start there. I got...
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    Hey Justin, if I had to buy again today, that...

    Hey Justin, if I had to buy again today, that requires a long answer depending on a few items.

    The battle over a straight knife Dewalt vs the Cutech? I'd go Cutech all the way. The Cutech is a...
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    Hi Justin, I have the Cutech for over a year...

    Hi Justin,

    I have the Cutech for over a year now. Bought the one with snipe lock and carbide tipped cutters. Nice machine and don't regret it. The one thing about the Cutech is that's it's...
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    It's good to experiment with woods and find what...

    It's good to experiment with woods and find what works for you.

    I made guitars in my spare time and spanish cedar is often used in guitar necks and bodies. I'm very found of Sapele for trim work,...
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    I like to shop around on different sites. Some...

    I like to shop around on different sites. Some will give you an ETA on when the item is expected. Grizzly does a really good job of this with an actual date of when it's supposed to be back in...
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    Hey Cliff, try Facebook Marketplace. There's a...

    Hey Cliff, try Facebook Marketplace. There's a lot of wood at local sawmills and independents that don't have a brick and mortar store. I browse FB all the time and surprised to see all the wood I...
  8. It wasn't just SB that went up again, although...

    It wasn't just SB that went up again, although they seem to have gone up the most since Grizzly released them. It started off at 3900 and now it's 5300. They raised planer prices another 300-400...
  9. They just raised it again to 5295 plus shipping. ...

    They just raised it again to 5295 plus shipping. Sales must be good.

    Soon you'll be knocking on $6000 with shipping just for a 20" helical planer.
  10. I have the 25 x 2 5hp version. Paper changes are...

    I have the 25 x 2 5hp version. Paper changes are easy with the clip system. No tape needed and one person can change paper in minutes. I had to upgrade my dust collector. Had an anemic 1 hp that...
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    About all you can do is get a friend who's savvy...

    About all you can do is get a friend who's savvy with electronics and ask for some help locally. An electrician is not cheap but you have to start somewhere.

    It's too late now, but you're...
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    I don't need a 16" jointer, but somehow always...

    I don't need a 16" jointer, but somehow always keep looking at one. It's on my bucket list of machinery.

    If you have 3 phase power, it opens up a lot of options. The SCM / Nova and Felder line...
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    Combo Machines in that 4-7k price range arenít...

    Combo Machines in that 4-7k price range arenít made to next level industrial grade tolerances. They are designed for the weekend warrior or semi professional.

    Thereís a lot of hit and miss. ...
  14. Just use another email address. It doesnít...

    Just use another email address. It doesnít matter they will give you another code.
  15. The SB line is made in Taiwan. Everything else...

    The SB line is made in Taiwan. Everything else by Grizzly was raised as well. But it seems the SB line had the highest price increase. Now thereís a ~$1300 price difference between the 20Ē...
  16. Grizzly wasnít kidding about price increases. ...

    Grizzly wasnít kidding about price increases. Overnight they raised the SB up another $500. Itís now pushing 5k
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    I have a Cutech with the 26 inserts and a lot of...

    I have a Cutech with the 26 inserts and a lot of these machines are very similar made under different names.

    The wen and others like my Cutech are not true helical / spiral cutters. They have 26...
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    Iím not sure what that means, as in more price...

    Iím not sure what that means, as in more price increases coming or explaining the ones already raised. Most all heavy machinery has gone up 10-15% in the past 6 months on grizzlyís website. Itís...
  19. I want to get a 20Ē helical planer and have...

    I want to get a 20Ē helical planer and have checked that one out on grizzlyís site. Good to hear a review. To pay an extra $1000 over their extreme planer seems a bit steep. I give the variable...
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    Hey John, my vote is always to get a tad larger...

    Hey John, my vote is always to get a tad larger if you can. You probably wonít regret getting the 19/38 with extra width for projects.

    I had a 16/32 for almost 20 years. It would constantly bog...
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    Most other wood is pretty stable for prices. I...

    Most other wood is pretty stable for prices. I get a lot of wood at my local klingspore store as they have a good selection and itís convenient.

    Facebook marketplace also has a lot of wood for...
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    Grizzly had 10% off coupons quite frequently over...

    Grizzly had 10% off coupons quite frequently over the past several years. Not that uncommon to get.

    With inventory shortages and back orders, they’ve dropped it down to 5% recently. I used the...
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    Hey David, you may also want to look into Oliver....

    Hey David, you may also want to look into Oliver. They sell a machine installed with a Byrd and Wixie. Grizzly is the only other machine that has a head with 36 cutters pre installed. The Oliver...
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    I emailed the Felder guys. Got a few calls and...

    I emailed the Felder guys. Got a few calls and was also emailed several times. Was just in the research phase and didn't buy anything. I've been in sales most of my life, and stuff does fall...
  25. Griz has a new version of that machine coming any...

    Griz has a new version of that machine coming any day.

    https://www.grizzly.com/products/grizzly-12-5-hp-planer-jointer-with-v-helical-cutterhead/g0634x
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