Grizzly Benchtop Planer

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Grizzly
Model:
G0689
Price:
$375

Description

At home, at the jobsite, or in the workshop, this 13" planer will go anywhere you need it. Features include four column support, easy-to-set double sided HSS knives, right- and left-handed height-control knob option, material removal height gauge, stepped material thickness presets, cutterhead height lock lever, double return rollers, thermal overload protection and dust collection bag. Two built-in side handles and adjustable, flip-up table extensions make this planer a compact 26" wide x 20.5" high x 13.5" deep for easy portability.

WOOD magazine review

Built-in chip ejector and catch bag

Review Summary

High Points: ↑ Height-adjustment handwheel mounts to the top of the unit on either the left or right side, allowing you to locate it to suit your needs. ↑ Depth-of-cut gauge is accurate and easy to use. Low Points: ↓ Cut quality proved slightly better than fair. ↓ Short infeed and outfeed tables (7") provide less support for long workpieces. ↓ The depth scale is marked in confusing increments, making it more difficult than others to use.
↓ There’s no place on the machine to store the knife-changing T-wrench. More Points: → A built-in chip blower clears debris into an included collection bag, but it has only a 2-1/2" dust port if you choose to hook to a dust collector. → After slight adjustments, the preset thickness stops proved reliable.

Detailed Ratings

3.3
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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