10 Mar Grizzly’s new G0634X is a 12″, 5 HP, Planer and Jointer with a V-Helical Cutterhead
Listed at $3,145, the newest Grizzly jointer/planer combo (G0634X) combines a 5 HP single phase motor with a V-helical cutterhead where the 48 indexable carbide inserts can each be rotated up to 3 times. That means no more replacing or sharpening blades when they get dull or nicked, and better dust collection. The inserts are 15 x 15 x 2.5mm and the speed is 5034 RPM. The jointer has a depth of cut scale on the front and the quick-release fence (5-3/4″ x 51-1/2″) can be positioned at any angle between 45° and 90° as indicated by the tilt scale. The rubber-coated outfeed roller eliminates roller impressions on finished workpieces. Conversion from jointer to planer just requires removing the quick-release fence and then flipping up the jointer tables. Those heavy-duty, cast-iron tables are precision-ground to a mirror-like finish. There are two feed rollers, anti-kickback fingers, and a thickness scale. The planer feed rate is 22 FPM and the maximum thickness is 8”. The G0634X weighs in at 704 lbs. and comes with a 1-year parts warranty.