Grizzly G0453 15" 3-hp Planer

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Grizzly
Model:
G0453
Price:
$1,125

Description

Enjoy the stability and power of a heavy-duty stationary planer with the versatility of shop mobility in one precision 15" Planer. Simply press down on the foot pedal to raise the planer on its wheels for positioning just about anywhere, or push the lever up to lower the planer down for rock solid stability. A 42 1/8" long bed with cast iron wings and bed rollers provide all the support needed for perfectly planed lumber. Heavy-duty construction and materials will have you planing all day long.

Features:
Built-in mobile base
Precision-ground cast-iron table and wings
Board return rollers
Adjustable bed rollers
Magnetic switch with thermal overload protection
Four-column support with table locks
Two-speed automatic board feed
Includes 4" dust port
Heavy-duty cast iron construction
Triple V-belt drive

Specifications:
Motor: 3 HP, 240V, single-phase, 15A
Maximum cutting width: 15"
Maximum cutting height: 8"
Minimum stock thickness: 3/16"
Minimum stock length: 8"
Maximum cutting depth: 1/8"
Feed rate: 16 and 30 FPM
Cutterhead diameter: 3"
Number of knives: 3
Knife size: 15" x 1" x 1/8"
Cutterhead speed: 4800 RPM
Power feed rollers: Solid serrated steel
Table size: 15" x 20"
Overall dimensions: 42" L x 32-1/2" W x 45-7/8" H
Approximate shipping weight: 675 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Straight knives, clean cut, nice price

Review Summary

Pluses: With a traditional three-knife cutterhead using jackscrew height adjustments, this planer delivers a lot of performance for an attractive price. With sharp knives, it cranked out surfaces as clean as any other tested planer, and its snipe tied with two other machines for the shallowest. We like that its table locks are on the same side as the cutting-depth handwheel.
It comes with a plug on its power cord; not all planers do. Minuses: Setting the knife height after a resharpening can be tedious using the included jig. The dust hood mounts to the planer cover with bolts and nuts, but should the nuts ever work loose during use, they could potentially fall into the spinning cutterhead; we’d prefer threaded inserts or lock nuts to secure the hood. Setting up this machine required extensive cleaning to remove the thick rust-inhibitor coating, and we also had to add gear oil (not included) to the crankcase. Although it can plane a full 15"-wide workpiece, its stock-return rollers mount 1/4" below the top of the posts that hold them and can accommodate only a 14-3/4"-wide workpiece.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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