Grizzly   |  Model: G0656XW
8" Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead
Price: $1,295.00
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Grizzly G0656XW - 8" Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead

Model: G0656XW
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This 8" Jointer has all the features you want for precision jointing applications and ease of use. For precision jointing, we started with a six foot, cast-iron bed and added positive handwheel adjustment for both the infeed and outfeed tables. A built-in mobile base, center-mounted fence with lateral rack-and-pinion control, and a pedestal-mounted switch all combine to make this jointer one of the best you'll find anywhere.


  • Motor: 3 HP, 240V single-phase, TEFC, 3450 RPM
  • Amps: 12A
  • Precision-ground cast-iron table size: 73" x 9-3/8" x 2"
  • Number of carbide inserts: 40, 14 x 14 x 2mm
  • Cutterhead speed: 5350 RPM
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3"
  • Maximum depth of cut: 1/8"
  • Maximum rabbeting depth: 1/2"
  • Cuts per minute: 21,400
  • Fence size: 35"L x 5"H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 520 lb.


  • Beds slide on dovetailed ways
  • Shielded and lubricated bearings
  • Built-in mobile base
  • Handwheel infeed, outfeed table adjustment
  • Handwheel controlled rank-and-pinion fence adjustment
  • Built-in dust chute and 4" dust port
  • Rabbeting table
  • Easy to reach pedestal-mounted switch
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20 Customer Reviews (5 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review

David R

I bought this 2 months ago and have run a couple hundred board feet of assorted hard and soft woods. This is a great machine! Simple, great cut quality and repeatable. Love it.

Randy G
Dream Machine 11/1/2017

I went from a 3 blade jointer that was 30+ years old to this new one and the difference is amazing just wish I had done it sooner, now I want the spiral cutterhead planner.

Love the jointer 10/22/2017

Everything squared up nice and true. Cuts really clean, very little tearout even on tricky tropical hardwoods.

carl O

I did a lot of research on all models of jointers and whether 6" or 8" is really better given the additional cost. Grizzly represented the best value by the numbers, the most features, and the best overall value. Now that I've have the jointer for a few months, I can't believe I ever built anything without it. Need to make a small adjustment to make a joint go from acceptable to perfect? This is the tool of choice. Building furniture I only use hard woods and hand planing some species has always been a test of strength and patience. My thickness planer and drum sander can only do so much to make glass smooth surfaces and the small jointers I've used in the past just can't handle the weight or size of many pieces. I highly recommend the Grizzly to anyone who is tired of acceptable and wants to make all of your pieces perfect.

Wallace D

I've had this jointer for several years now. It's incredible. Right out of the box it worked perfectly. I love the fact that I don't have to spend time with adjustments like I've had with my old joiner (Not Grizzly). This is one fine piece of machinery. Accuracy is amazing.

Steve M

Absolutely love it. I'm build a 12' farm table using rough-sawn 8/4 white oak and it's making quick work squaring up the boards

Peter M
Awesome machine 9/14/2017

I have been happy with this machine since the minute I unpacked it. The crates arrived with no damage to speak of. The assembly went quickly and smoothly. I did the assembly of the base myself and then had a friend help me lift the joiner up onto the base. The film to prevent rust cleaned of easily and within 3 hours of unpacking I was using the machine. I am saving up for the 15" spiral head planner and plan on getting it next year.


First of all I would like to thank Craig for helping me with a back order situation that went wrong. With his help I ended up purchasing the 8" spiral jointer and I couldn't be happier. Thanks again Craig.


This jointer puts out a high quality finish for sure. But, I would not recommend it for one simple reason: the dust collection set up might as well not even be on it. It make more of a mess than a planer with no dust collection hooked up. Saw dust chips fly up through the opening even with a 1750 dust collector. It is simply horrible beyond belief. So, I would not recommed this jointer what so ever.


I have this jointer for 3 weeks and love it compared to my Jet 6".The spiral cutter is well worth the extra money. The UPS service guy was happy to use his pallet truck and take it into my garage.

Ryan M
Cuts great 7/20/2017

Bought this about one month ago and it came quickly, set up nicely and my tables are coplanar! No issues, runs great and cuts all woods wonderfully! Cuts figured maple with virtually no tearout!

Top of the line jointer 1/28/2017

This machine is very heavy duty. Very precise and very high quality. Absolutely love worth the money!

Good value 1/27/2017

Compared to the jointer I was previously using (my grandfathers) this Grizzly is great. I'm very glad I paid the extra for the spiral head since I work with figured woods a lot and I've had almost no tearout even though it isn't a Selix head.
There are two things I think are poorly designed. 1. the frame on which the motor is mounted makes positioning and adjusting a time consuming, frustrating job. I'm glad I only have to do this once in a great while. 2. the fence angle stop is a floppy, inaccurate design that I would never trust for a 90 degree setting.
All in all this is a good machine for the money.
Dealing with UPS Freight was a nightmare.

Craig F
Enjoy using this Jointer 1/27/2017

The Grizzly Spiral cutterhead Jointer is a pleasure to use. The long in-feed and out-feed tables make it much easier to produce a true flat edge. The Spiral cutterhead does a great job smoothing the face as well as the edge. I have NO regrets with my purchase.

Dream Jointer 1/26/2017

I have had this jointer for a month and don't know how I got along without it. It arrived in perfect condition and I had it assembled and working in no time. Factory settings were spot on, so I had very little to do to tune up before getting to work.

Chris H
Great Value 1/26/2017

Overall this is by far the least expensive 8" spiral cutter jointer on the market. In addition, the quality is very good. I had one small problem with a switch that was damaged during shipping, but Grizzly Customer Service took care of it, and helped me get it resolved. Overall the machine works very well. Assembly was manageable, but I did have the assistance of a fork lift to get the jointer onto the cabinet. Total Assembly took ~3 hours (including trouble shooting switch issue).

charles C
Love this Jointer 1/26/2017

I bought this great Grizzly product and love it, The set up was easy and it worked like it was supposed to the first time i tried it. I would recommend this product to anyone. The price was very affordable for the home based woodworker. Grizzly makes very good products.

I really like this machine it is well built i think it will last a long time 1/26/2017

this is just what i needed in my shop didn't realize how important it is until i got it

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