Tool Test: Two Jobs, One Machine


European-style machines blend two major machines into a small space in the workshop.
By Glen D. Huey
Page: 32

From the February 2008 issue #167
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Combination machines, European-style machinery that combines the jointer and planer into a single tool, will quickly become big winners with home hobbyists and smallwoodworking business workshops.

Look for the Grizzly Industrial machine to lead the way. Featuring a split jointer table and quick changeover planer setup, the 5-hp, 220-volt motor delivers a maximum 12″ cut in both jointer and planer mode. It’s available with a spiral cutterhead (G0634 priced at $2,295) or with a four-knife setup (G0633 priced at $1,795).

We have the G0634 in the shop and think the additional money for the spiral cutterhead is well worth the investment; it’s quiet in use and produces a nice finished cut.


From the February 2008 issue #167
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